Introduction

Use this guide to replace the battery of your Garmin Nuvi 1490T GPS.

  1. Power off your GPS before moving on.
    • Power off your GPS before moving on.

    • Locate the crevice that separates the frame from the body.

  2. Carefully insert the plastic prying tool into the crevice to separate the frame from the body.
    • Carefully insert the plastic prying tool into the crevice to separate the frame from the body.

    • Applying excessive force can lead to a damaged or scratched display screen.

    • Slide the plastic prying tool around the perimeter to completely remove the frame.

    • After removing first frame your GPS should look like this

    • Remove the four 11.0 mm screws using the Torx T5 screwdriver.

    • Using the plastic prying tool, dislodge the frame from the body of the device.

    • Using your hands, completely disconnect the frame from the body.

    • Set the pieces of the frame aside.

    • Gently lift up the display screen using your fingers to make sure the only thing connecting it to the body is the ribbon cable.

    • Remove the piece of tape that is covering the connecting point of the motherboard and display.

    • Using the plastic opening tool or your fingers, lift up the ZIF connector holding the ribbon cable in place.

    • Carefully pull the ribbon cable out of the connector with tweezers or two fingers.

    • Gently disconnect the display by pulling upward. Set display aside.

    • If the display screen does not disconnect easily, make sure the ZIF connector is no longer holding it in place.

    • Using the T5 Torx screw driver, remove the two 5.0 mm screws.

    • Using your hands, lift up the motherboard and fold it over.

    • Fold motherboard out of the way to reveal the white plastic end of the battery plug.

    • Using the tweezers, pull the white plastic connector to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

    • Let the cord hang unattached.

    • Return motherboard back to original position by flipping it back over.

    • Using the nylon spudger, dislodge the battery out of its socket.

    • Use a tool that is ESD-safe such as a nylon spudger or a plastic prying tool. Never use a metal spudger to take out the battery.

Conclusion

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

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