Introduction

This guide will show how to remove everything from the motherboard and have it by itself for replacement. This guide should only be necessary if nothing else works. It is a last resort as the motherboard is the least likely to malfunction. The tools needed are a screwdriver and soldering iron. The soldering iron will become very hot, so that is a potential hazard. For those who are not comfortable soldering, there is a link to a soldering guide in the Troubleshooting section of the device page.

Pull the battery cover away from the handle by gripping near the thumb groove.
  • Pull the battery cover away from the handle by gripping near the thumb groove.

Gently pull the battery out of the handle.
  • Gently pull the battery out of the handle.

  • Excessive force could damage wires.

Disconnect the battery by pulling the connector away from it. Positive first
  • Disconnect the battery by pulling the connector away from it.

    • Positive first

    • Negative second

  • When replacing the battery, this order is reversed.

Remove the battery cover from the device by pulling it straight out. Remove the battery cover from the device by pulling it straight out.
  • Remove the battery cover from the device by pulling it straight out.

Using the plastic opening tool remove the front and rear yellow covers. When removing the back cover, be careful not to lose the buttons as they are not connected.
  • Using the plastic opening tool remove the front and rear yellow covers.

  • When removing the back cover, be careful not to lose the buttons as they are not connected.

Remove the two 3.1 mm Phillips #0 screws.
  • Remove the two 3.1 mm Phillips #0 screws.

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Pull the two halves apart. Be careful not to lose any components on the inside.
  • Pull the two halves apart.

  • Be careful not to lose any components on the inside.

Realign the buttons with the button terminals.
  • Realign the buttons with the button terminals.

  • Red terminal to red button.

  • Orange terminal to orange button.

  • Yellow terminal to yellow button.

Carefully pull the trigger out. The trigger is spring loaded, so be careful that you do not lose the spring as you pull the trigger out.
  • Carefully pull the trigger out.

  • The trigger is spring loaded, so be careful that you do not lose the spring as you pull the trigger out.

  • To put the trigger back in, align the peg with the hole in the handle and align the shaft with the button terminal.

Pull the motherboard out of its slot in the device.
  • Pull the motherboard out of its slot in the device.

Use a soldering iron to melt the solder that holds the wires for the laser to the motherboard.
  • Use a soldering iron to melt the solder that holds the wires for the laser to the motherboard.

  • Soldering irons are hot and should only be handled by those who know what they are doing and are wearing proper safety equipment. There is a link to a soldering guide in the Troubleshooting section of the device page.

Pull the motherboard out of its slot in the device.
  • Pull the motherboard out of its slot in the device.

Using a soldering iron, melt the solder that holds the wires for the sensor to the motherboard.
  • Using a soldering iron, melt the solder that holds the wires for the sensor to the motherboard.

  • Soldering irons are hot and should only be handled by those who know what they are doing and are wearing proper safety equipment. There is a link to a soldering guide in the Troubleshooting section of the device page.

Pull the motherboard out of its slot in the device.
  • Pull the motherboard out of its slot in the device.

Use a soldering iron and melt the solder where the battery connector's wires are attached to the motherboard.
  • Use a soldering iron and melt the solder where the battery connector's wires are attached to the motherboard.

  • Soldering irons are hot and should only be handled by those who know what they are doing and are wearing proper safety equipment. There is a link to a soldering guide in the Troubleshooting section of the device page.

Carefully pull the motherboard out of its slot in the body of the device.
  • Carefully pull the motherboard out of its slot in the body of the device.

Unscrew the two 3.4 mm screws on the motherboard. Unscrew the two 3.4 mm screws on the motherboard.
  • Unscrew the two 3.4 mm screws on the motherboard.

Take off the cover and separate the parts.
  • Take off the cover and separate the parts.

  • All of these parts are fragile and mishandling them may cause damage.

Conclusion

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

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