Introduction

Multiple parts can easily break during disassembly. Proceed slowly with caution to avoid problems.

Opening the device will void your warranty. Anti-slip pads cover three screws that hold the device together.  Pry off the pads to access the screws. Remove the three screws.
  • Opening the device will void your warranty.

  • Anti-slip pads cover three screws that hold the device together. Pry off the pads to access the screws.

  • Remove the three screws.

  • Save the pads for reassembly.

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Once the three screws are removed, the device is ready for disassembly. Push up on the rear flap while holding down on the rest of the body. This will open a small gap. Insert the plastic opening tool in the gap and begin prying on the corner.
  • Once the three screws are removed, the device is ready for disassembly.

  • Push up on the rear flap while holding down on the rest of the body. This will open a small gap.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool in the gap and begin prying on the corner.

  • Continue to pry around the body of the case. Separate both sides of the case with this method.

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Once the sides are released, the front of the cover can be removed. Use a plastic opening tool to separate the front of the cover from the body.
  • Once the sides are released, the front of the cover can be removed.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to separate the front of the cover from the body.

  • It is helpful to use a different plastic opening tool as a wedge on the sides to prevent them from snapping back together.

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The cover can now be removed. To repair anything on the circuit board, use the plastic opening tool to pull back on the two tabs holding it down. Use caution when pulling on the tabs as they are stiff and easy to break.
  • The cover can now be removed.

  • To repair anything on the circuit board, use the plastic opening tool to pull back on the two tabs holding it down.

  • Use caution when pulling on the tabs as they are stiff and easy to break.

  • Keep the tabs if they snap off. The tabs can be reattached with glue when reassembling the device.

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If the antenna needs to be disconnected, desolder the connection and reattach it prior to reassembly. If the ethernet ports, power port, or reset button are damaged, the large solder points allow you to replace them. Many components on the board cannot be serviced. These components were attached by a machine and cannot be removed.
  • If the antenna needs to be disconnected, desolder the connection and reattach it prior to reassembly.

  • If the ethernet ports, power port, or reset button are damaged, the large solder points allow you to replace them.

  • Many components on the board cannot be serviced. These components were attached by a machine and cannot be removed.

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Conclusion

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

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