Introduction

This guide provides a quick and simple fix to one of the most common problems concerning this device. Before continuing it should be noted that this battery is a lithium ion battery. Any puncturing to the outer shell of the battery could risk a corrosive hazard as well as releasing flammable vapors.

Before disassembling, power off the device. There are four 11.0 mm screws located at each corner on the back of the device.
  • Before disassembling, power off the device.

  • There are four 11.0 mm screws located at each corner on the back of the device.

  • With the T5 torx screwdriver, remove these screws and set aside in a safe place.

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Using the plastic opening tool, pry apart the device around the seam. Using the plastic opening tool, pry apart the device around the seam. Using the plastic opening tool, pry apart the device around the seam.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry apart the device around the seam.

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Observe the ribbon connecting the screen to the circuit board. Detach the clip using the plastic opening tool and set aside the screen. Detach the clip using the plastic opening tool and set aside the screen.
  • Observe the ribbon connecting the screen to the circuit board.

  • Detach the clip using the plastic opening tool and set aside the screen.

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Using the T5 Torx screwdriver, remove the two remaining 5.0 mm screws. Lift the board from its housing and then detach the plug coming from the battery. Lift the board from its housing and then detach the plug coming from the battery.
  • Using the T5 Torx screwdriver, remove the two remaining 5.0 mm screws.

  • Lift the board from its housing and then detach the plug coming from the battery.

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If the battery is glued in place use the plastic opening tool to remove it.
  • If the battery is glued in place use the plastic opening tool to remove it.

  • Finally, exchange the old battery with the replacement.

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Conclusion

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

Christopher Keller

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