Introduction

This guide acts as a preliminary guide for other guides. Other repair guides will require these steps, in order to open up the device and access the inner parts for repair.

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  • Place the device face-down, with the screen facing the surface. There are 8.7mm screws located in each of the back 4 corners of the device. Using a T5 Torx screw bit, unscrew all four screws and leave them aside.

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Image 1/2: Once all hooks are disabled, slowly separate the two plates, being careful not to damage the ribbon wire still connecting the two. Image 2/2: Once all hooks are disabled, slowly separate the two plates, being careful not to damage the ribbon wire still connecting the two.
  • Place a plastic opening tool in the seam between the back and front plates of the device. Using constant pressure, slowly and continuously slide the tool along the seam. The tool should disable each of the hooks holding the two plates together. If unsuccessful, apply slightly more pressure and try again.

  • Once all hooks are disabled, slowly separate the two plates, being careful not to damage the ribbon wire still connecting the two.

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Conclusion

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

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