Introduction

This guide will explain how to open your Garmin, detach the battery from the motherboard, and remove the battery from the device safely and quickly.

Parts

No parts required.

Using a Torx T6 Screwdriver, remove the ten 7mm screws from the back panel. Using a Torx T6 Screwdriver, remove the ten 7mm screws from the back panel.
  • Using a Torx T6 Screwdriver, remove the ten 7mm screws from the back panel.

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Using a metal spudger, pry the device apart. To recombine them, line up the two halves of the device and press them together. To recombine them, line up the two halves of the device and press them together.
  • Using a metal spudger, pry the device apart.

  • To recombine them, line up the two halves of the device and press them together.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Turn the device over, laying it on its back with the screen facing upwards.
  • Turn the device over, laying it on its back with the screen facing upwards.

  • Lift the front panel away from the silver part of the back panel.

  • Make sure not to rip the ribbon cable that is connected to the screen and the motherboard.

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This photo shows the use of a tool that is not ESD safe. Use a nylon spudger to complete this step. Use a nylon spudger to pry the battery from the device.
  • This photo shows the use of a tool that is not ESD safe. Use a nylon spudger to complete this step.

  • Use a nylon spudger to pry the battery from the device.

  • During reassembly, place double-sided electrical tape under the battery before pressing it into its slot.

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Grasp the battery wire near the motherboard and lift upward to detach the connector. Grasp the battery wire near the motherboard and lift upward to detach the connector.
  • Grasp the battery wire near the motherboard and lift upward to detach the connector.

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Conclusion

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

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