Introduction

To complete this guide, you will need to disassemble your device and use a soldering iron to replace all the wires from the logic board.

Make sure to power off the device before you begin to take apart your device. Not doing so could potentially cause harm.

Use the plastic opening tool help push out the microSD card from the microSD slot. Use the plastic opening tool help push out the microSD card from the microSD slot.
  • Use the plastic opening tool help push out the microSD card from the microSD slot.

Use the plastic opening tool to unclip the plastic front from the plastic back. Use the MicroSD slot to initially start the unclipping.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to unclip the plastic front from the plastic back. Use the MicroSD slot to initially start the unclipping.

Unscrew the nine 3.0 mm Phillips #00 screws. Unscrew the nine 3.0 mm Phillips #00 screws.
  • Unscrew the nine 3.0 mm Phillips #00 screws.

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The battery is glued onto the black plastic. Use the plastic opening tool to pry the battery from the black plastic
  • The battery is glued onto the black plastic. Use the plastic opening tool to pry the battery from the black plastic

Unsolder the 11 red, back, and grey wires connected to the logic board. Tips on how to solder can be found here. Tips on how to solder can be found here.
  • Unsolder the 11 red, back, and grey wires connected to the logic board.

  • Tips on how to solder can be found here.

Use the flat end of the spudger to lift the black panels covering the three ribbon cables connected to the logic board. Use the flat end of the spudger to lift the black panels covering the three ribbon cables connected to the logic board. Use the flat end of the spudger to lift the black panels covering the three ribbon cables connected to the logic board.
  • Use the flat end of the spudger to lift the black panels covering the three ribbon cables connected to the logic board.

Pull the three ribbon cables out so that they are no longer connected to the logic board.
  • Pull the three ribbon cables out so that they are no longer connected to the logic board.

Conclusion

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

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