Introduction

This guide will explain and show how to replace a charging terminal that has stopped working. Replacing it requires the use of a soldering iron and the Spudger. This is a fairly easy replacement guide and should only take around fifteen minutes.

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  • To open up the casing, you will need to unscrew the four Phillips #0 15mm screws which are accessible from the back.

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  • Gently separate the two halves of the casing.

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Image 1/1: Gently pull the cord out by the white plastic adapter. Do not pull from the red and black cord.
  • Disconnect the battery from the motherboard by lifting up on the white plastic tab on the top of the connection.

  • Gently pull the cord out by the white plastic adapter. Do not pull from the red and black cord.

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  • Unscrew the Phillips four #0 15mm screws to free the motherboard from the casing.

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  • Slowly pull the motherboard out of the casing. Make sure the loose battery wire doesn't get snagged.

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Image 1/1: Locate the charging terminal's three prong connectors on the back of the motherboard.
  • Use caution when using a soldering iron, the tip will be very hot.

  • Locate the charging terminal's three prong connectors on the back of the motherboard.

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  • Start melting the solder on each prong connector individually with the soldering iron.

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  • Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the charging terminal away from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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