Introduction

This guide will show you how to access the motherboard and speaker on your device.

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  • Push the black button and slide the battery casing to the left simultaneously, until the battery is completely separated from the device.

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  • Remove 2 screws (2.5 mm) on the top of the device using Phillips #0.

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  • Remove 2 screws (2.5 mm) on the bottom of the device using a Phillips #0.

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Image 1/3: When the cover has been lifted off the screen, use your hands to remove it from the device. Image 2/3: The button pad may fall off when the cover is removed. Image 3/3: The button pad may fall off when the cover is removed.
  • Use a spudger to get between the cover and the screen. Carefully lift the cover off of the screen without putting too much pressure on the screen.

  • When the cover has been lifted off the screen, use your hands to remove it from the device.

  • The button pad may fall off when the cover is removed.

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Image 1/3: The screen is still attached underneath with two ribbon cables.  Lift it very carefully. Image 2/3: The screen is still attached underneath with two ribbon cables.  Lift it very carefully. Image 3/3: The screen is still attached underneath with two ribbon cables.  Lift it very carefully.
  • Use a spudger to separate the metal tabs that hold the screen in place on the right side.

  • The screen is still attached underneath with two ribbon cables. Lift it very carefully.

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Image 1/1: Remove the red sticker that covers the ribbon cable connections.
  • Put the screen face down so you can see where the ribbon cables are attached.

  • Remove the red sticker that covers the ribbon cable connections.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to get underneath the black flap on the larger ribbon cable connection and lift it.

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Image 1/3: Remove the screen from the device. Image 2/3: Remove the screen from the device. Image 3/3: Remove the screen from the device.
  • Use a spudger to slide the two small gray tabs away from the ribbon cable connection.

  • Remove the screen from the device.

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  • Peel the orange sticker off of the motherboard.

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  • Lift the keypad from the left side and use tweezers to slide it out to the left.

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Image 1/2: Remove the ribbon cable from the keypad. Image 2/2: Remove the ribbon cable from the keypad.
  • Use a small flat head screw driver to slide the white tabs away from the ribbon cable connection.

  • Remove the ribbon cable from the keypad.

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  • Remove the 2 screws (3.5 mm) on the Compact Flash insert, located on the left hand side, with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Peel off the sticker that says "Creative warranty void if broken" and remove the screw (5.5 mm) underneath with a Phillips #0. Image 2/2: Be careful, some of the screws are difficult to see and can be easily stripped.
  • Remove the 5 screws (5.5 mm), circled in red, using a Phillips #0. Use a flashlight if necessary.

  • Peel off the sticker that says "Creative warranty void if broken" and remove the screw (5.5 mm) underneath with a Phillips #0.

  • Be careful, some of the screws are difficult to see and can be easily stripped.

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Image 1/3: The volume control buttons and power slider may fall off when removing the cover, do not lose these small pieces. Image 2/3: The USB input cover on the bottom of the device may also fall off. Image 3/3: The USB input cover on the bottom of the device may also fall off.
  • Carefully pull the back cover off of the rest of the device.

  • The volume control buttons and power slider may fall off when removing the cover, do not lose these small pieces.

  • The USB input cover on the bottom of the device may also fall off.

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Image 1/2: Lift the metal cover off. Image 2/2: Lift the metal cover off.
  • Remove 4 screws (3.5 mm) on the metal cover with a Phillips #0.

  • Lift the metal cover off.

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Image 1/3: The hard drive can now be removed. Image 2/3: The hard drive can now be removed. Image 3/3: The hard drive can now be removed.
  • Lift the white and black ribbon connection off of the motherboard.

  • The hard drive can now be removed.

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  • Remove 2 screws (3.5 mm) on the black compact flash input using a Phillips #0.

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Image 1/1: The compact flash input should pop off easily, be careful not to break it.
  • Use a small flat head screwdriver to bend the plastic tab holding the compact flash input in place.

  • The compact flash input should pop off easily, be careful not to break it.

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Image 1/1: Push on the motherboard lightly to separate it from the casing.
  • Turn the device over so the side where the screen was is facing up.

  • Push on the motherboard lightly to separate it from the casing.

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Image 1/2: The speaker will be covered in a black glue and you must cut through this in order to remove the motherboard. Image 2/2: The speaker will be covered in a black glue and you must cut through this in order to remove the motherboard.
  • Turn the device over again and pull on the motherboard very lightly.

  • The speaker will be covered in a black glue and you must cut through this in order to remove the motherboard.

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  • Turn the speaker on its side so it can fit through the casing and the motherboard can be removed.

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Image 1/2: Speaker Image 2/2: Speaker
  • You have now removed the motherboard.

  • Speaker

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Conclusion

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

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