Introduction

This guide should be followed closely before attempting to repair your device. Follow the steps in great detail to ensure the success of your repair.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Familiarize yourself with the specific design of the device. Image 2/3: Battery replacement is the only repair that our guide offers that does not require a complete tear down. Image 3/3: Battery replacement is the only repair that our guide offers that does not require a complete tear down.
  • Inspect your device and be sure that it matches the device that this guide is disassembling.

  • Familiarize yourself with the specific design of the device.

  • Battery replacement is the only repair that our guide offers that does not require a complete tear down.

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Image 1/3: Four screws fasten a metal plate to the device. Using the device magnetic mat and 54 bit (Phillips J000) driver, remove the screws. Image 2/3: Be sure to keep the 4mm screws together and organized on the device magnet plate. Image 3/3: Be sure to keep the 4mm screws together and organized on the device magnet plate.
  • Remove the bottom panel with the metal spudger. This panel may be fused to the outer shell with a dot of adhesive.

  • Four screws fasten a metal plate to the device. Using the device magnetic mat and 54 bit (Phillips J000) driver, remove the screws.

  • Be sure to keep the 4mm screws together and organized on the device magnet plate.

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Image 1/3: After the top plate is removed, remove the four 4mm screws that attach the inner plate. Image 2/3: When the plate is removed, the motherboard will be ready to be removed. Image 3/3: When the plate is removed, the motherboard will be ready to be removed.
  • The top plate of the device is attached by a dot of glue. Use the metal spudger to pry the plate off.

  • After the top plate is removed, remove the four 4mm screws that attach the inner plate.

  • When the plate is removed, the motherboard will be ready to be removed.

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Image 1/3: Be careful not to snag any wires. Image 2/3: When the motherboard is exposed the device is ready to be inspected and repaired. Image 3/3: When the motherboard is exposed the device is ready to be inspected and repaired.
  • Slide the motherboard out of the protective case.

  • Be careful not to snag any wires.

  • When the motherboard is exposed the device is ready to be inspected and repaired.

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