Introduction

Many components are connected to the motherboard so confirm that all of the components work before you decide to replace the whole motherboard.

Use a spudger or your fingers to pry off the back case. If your case is badly damaged, use caution because the fragments may be sharp.
  • Use a spudger or your fingers to pry off the back case.

  • If your case is badly damaged, use caution because the fragments may be sharp.

Gently disconnect the battery from the motherboard using your fingers or a pair of tweezers.
  • Gently disconnect the battery from the motherboard using your fingers or a pair of tweezers.

Remove the battery by pulling it from the edges and carefully peeling it off of the base.
  • Remove the battery by pulling it from the edges and carefully peeling it off of the base.

    • There is adhesive keeping the battery in place, so don't be afraid to use a little extra force.

    • Do not bend or warp the battery in any way as it can be a fire hazard.

Use a spudger to disconnect the camera from the motherboard.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the camera from the motherboard.

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Remove the camera from the device.
  • Remove the camera from the device.

Use a spudger to remove the ribbon cable that is around the speaker wire. Use a spudger to remove the ribbon cable that is around the speaker wire.
  • Use a spudger to remove the ribbon cable that is around the speaker wire.

Disconnect the speaker wire from the motherboard by prying the connector upwards with the spudger. Disconnect the speaker wire from the motherboard by prying the connector upwards with the spudger.
  • Disconnect the speaker wire from the motherboard by prying the connector upwards with the spudger.

Remove the plastic covering on the speaker.
  • Remove the plastic covering on the speaker.

Gently pull on the wire and remove the speaker. Gently pull on the wire and remove the speaker.
  • Gently pull on the wire and remove the speaker.

When I was pulling the speaker out the wire had broken where can I get the speaker?

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Disconnect the two remaining connections on the motherboard. To remove the first connector, lift up the clasp and remove the ribbon cable. To remove the second one, use a spudger to gently pry the connector from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the two remaining connections on the motherboard.

  • To remove the first connector, lift up the clasp and remove the ribbon cable.

  • To remove the second one, use a spudger to gently pry the connector from the motherboard.

Remove all 8 of the 2.1mm Phillips head screws from the motherboard. Remove all 8 of the 2.1mm Phillips head screws from the motherboard.
  • Remove all 8 of the 2.1mm Phillips head screws from the motherboard.

Lift and remove the motherboard from the device.
  • Lift and remove the motherboard from the device.

Conclusion

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

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unable to open the lock, can the mother board be changed

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