Introduction

If your device has received water damage or experienced a similarly devastating event, the motherboard may have become damaged or even destroyed.

This guide will take you through the necessary steps to access and replace the motherboard.

Look for the release button on the back of the radio. Press the button and pull down on the battery at the same time. The battery will come free. Press the button and pull down on the battery at the same time. The battery will come free.
  • Look for the release button on the back of the radio.

  • Press the button and pull down on the battery at the same time. The battery will come free.

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Twist the antenna counter-clockwise to unscrew it from the antenna jack.
  • Twist the antenna counter-clockwise to unscrew it from the antenna jack.

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Pull up on the dials to remove them from the underlying pegs.
  • Pull up on the dials to remove them from the underlying pegs.

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Using a T15 Torx screwdriver, unscrew the two screws. Using a plastic opening tool, pry the internal case from the external case. Using a plastic opening tool, pry the internal case from the external case.
  • Using a T15 Torx screwdriver, unscrew the two screws.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the internal case from the external case.

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Using the plastic opening tool, pry the case apart. Using the plastic opening tool, pry the case apart. Using the plastic opening tool, pry the case apart.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry the case apart.

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The keypad chip is attached to the motherboard by a ribbon. Pull ribbon with tweezers to detach from back panel.
  • The keypad chip is attached to the motherboard by a ribbon.

  • Pull ribbon with tweezers to detach from back panel.

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Screen will be attached by a ribbon. Pull screen up and away from motherboard to detach. Pull screen up and away from motherboard to detach.
  • Screen will be attached by a ribbon.

  • Pull screen up and away from motherboard to detach.

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Remove the rubber O-rings from the antenna jack, volume switch, and channel switch. Once the rubber O-rings have been removed, use small needle nose pliers to unscrew the nuts on the antenna jack, volume switch, and channel switch. There are washers underneath the nuts on the antenna jack, volume switch, and channel switch. Set these washers aside.
  • Remove the rubber O-rings from the antenna jack, volume switch, and channel switch.

  • Once the rubber O-rings have been removed, use small needle nose pliers to unscrew the nuts on the antenna jack, volume switch, and channel switch.

  • There are washers underneath the nuts on the antenna jack, volume switch, and channel switch. Set these washers aside.

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Using a T15 Torx screwdriver, unscrew the 3.8mm screw from the case.
  • Using a T15 Torx screwdriver, unscrew the 3.8mm screw from the case.

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Using any convenient hand-placement, pull the motherboard away from the case. The antenna jack, volume dial, and channel dial are attached to the motherboard. Be sure to pull the motherboard downward so they clear their respective slots in the case. Lift the motherboard completely free of the case.
  • Using any convenient hand-placement, pull the motherboard away from the case.

  • The antenna jack, volume dial, and channel dial are attached to the motherboard. Be sure to pull the motherboard downward so they clear their respective slots in the case.

  • Lift the motherboard completely free of the case.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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