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Introduction

The tools needed are T5 Torx Screwdriver, plastic opening tool, and a soldering iron. In order to take out the motherboard you will need to disconnect the battery and the speaker from it also.

  1. Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, remove four 6 mm screws from the four corners of the back of the device.
    • Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, remove four 6 mm screws from the four corners of the back of the device.

  2. Grip the device with your hands. Using your thumbs pull the nameplate towards yourself and off the device.
    • Grip the device with your hands. Using your thumbs pull the nameplate towards yourself and off the device.

  3. There is a visible separation between the front and the back of the device.
    • There is a visible separation between the front and the back of the device.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, pry open the device along this separation.

    • Trying to open the device on the opposite side will rip the motherboard-display connector.

  4. Carefully pull apart the device by opening it up on the opposite side of the nameplate. Carefully pull apart the device by opening it up on the opposite side of the nameplate.
    • Carefully pull apart the device by opening it up on the opposite side of the nameplate.

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  6. Using a plastic opening tool pry the battery away from the device.
    • Using a plastic opening tool pry the battery away from the device.

    • The battery might be glued, so it might require a little bit of force to get it out.

  7. Pull the battery-motherboard connector away from the motherboard.
    • Pull the battery-motherboard connector away from the motherboard.

  8. Using a plastic opening tool, wedge the speaker from the device.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, wedge the speaker from the device.

    • Don't pull it out of the device too far. It is still connected to the motherboard wire.

  9. Using a soldering iron, desolder the wire connection between the speaker and the device.
    • Using a soldering iron, desolder the wire connection between the speaker and the device.

  10. Using a T5 Torx Screwdriver, remove the 5mm screws in the four corners of the motherboard.
    • Using a T5 Torx Screwdriver, remove the 5mm screws in the four corners of the motherboard.

  11. Using a plastic opening tool, pry the motherboard away from the device.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the motherboard away from the device.

Conclusion

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

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