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Introduction

In the case that your solar panel is damaged or malfunctioning, you may need to swap it out. But no need to worry, it's actually a very straight forward fix that just involves 6 screws and 4 plugs!

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  • Pull the plastic tab on the battery compartment cover pannel, to loosen it and pull it off.

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  • Disconnect the battery pack wires from the device and remove the battery pack.

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  • On the bottom of the device cases face, are two T10 screws. Use a T10 Torx screwdriver to remove the two screws.

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  • Still using the T10 screwdriver, remove the two T10 screws on the back of the devices case.

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Image 1/1: You'll need to either use a thin shafted screwdriver or use the female hexagonal bit, found in the ifixit 54 bit toolkit to extend the reach of the Phillips #00 bit.
  • Remove the two Phillips #00 screws, located in the center of, the back of the device.

  • You'll need to either use a thin shafted screwdriver or use the female hexagonal bit, found in the ifixit 54 bit toolkit to extend the reach of the Phillips #00 bit.

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Image 1/1: Try to keep the adhesive on the rubber feet as clean as possible, to insure they can be reattached during reassembly.
  • On the bottom of the device case, are two rubber feet. Pry them off the case.

  • Try to keep the adhesive on the rubber feet as clean as possible, to insure they can be reattached during reassembly.

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Image 1/1: Take care when pulling the two halfs apart. There are three cables that connect components of the device, to the motherboard. Disconnect these cable to be able to be able to separate the two half of the devices case.
  • Pull the two halfs of the devices case, apart.

  • Take care when pulling the two halfs apart. There are three cables that connect components of the device, to the motherboard. Disconnect these cable to be able to be able to separate the two half of the devices case.

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  • The solar panel is connected to the motherboard through a simple socket, just pull up to unplug.

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  • The solar panel is not glued or soldered in place, you can simply lift the panel straight up from it’s seating to remove.

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Conclusion

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

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