Introduction

We are going to teach you how to remove the tape that's holding the battery down and where to remove the soldering that is holding the battery to the motherboard. This guide can be used if you have had power/charging trouble with your device. Make sure to know how to solder in order to anchor wires to motherboard using this guide if you need help Soldering Skills .

Parts

No parts required.

Take the plastic opening tool and insert it into the crease between the screen and the plastic casing and press down.
  • Take the plastic opening tool and insert it into the crease between the screen and the plastic casing and press down.

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After inserting the plastic opening tool, run it around the device a few times to loosen the external cover. After inserting the plastic opening tool, run it around the device a few times to loosen the external cover.
  • After inserting the plastic opening tool, run it around the device a few times to loosen the external cover.

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Once you've gone around a few times a corner will pop up, insert the opening tool there and repeat step 2 with slightly more pressure. Do this until every section of the backing has popped up. Then just remove the backing.
  • Once you've gone around a few times a corner will pop up, insert the opening tool there and repeat step 2 with slightly more pressure. Do this until every section of the backing has popped up.

  • Then just remove the backing.

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The battery is the bigger square object in the center of the device held down by 3 pieces of yellow tape.
  • The battery is the bigger square object in the center of the device held down by 3 pieces of yellow tape.

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Carefully remove the tape that is holding down the battery.
  • Carefully remove the tape that is holding down the battery.

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Lift up the battery it will be glued to the device. Be sure to gently work it to loosen and remove so that you do not damage your device.
  • Lift up the battery it will be glued to the device.

  • Be sure to gently work it to loosen and remove so that you do not damage your device.

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Desolder the wires that are connecting the battery to the motherboard. For soldering help, check out iFixit's How to Solder and Desolder Connections guide.

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Conclusion

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

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Where can one buy the battery?

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