Introduction

This teardown is a prerequisite to all of the replacement guides for the Garmin Nuvi 42LM. This is because the battery needs to always be removed before working further on the device.

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  • Remove the four screws on the back of the GPS using the T5 Torx screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: When prying open the device, use caution to avoid damaging the motherboard. Image 2/3: When prying open the device, use caution to avoid damaging the motherboard. Image 3/3: When prying open the device, use caution to avoid damaging the motherboard.
  • Pry the GPS open using a plastic opening tool.

  • When prying open the device, use caution to avoid damaging the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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