Introduction

The replacement for your device's motherboard requires a little extra effort than the other components in the device, but is still easily manageable with a soldering kit. With the little amount of desoldering required for this project, a YouTube video undergoing basic safety precautions and soldering kit use is recommended.

Remove (2) screws (14 mm) with a PH1 screwdriver on the device.
  • Remove (2) screws (14 mm) with a PH1 screwdriver on the device.

    • There is one screw on the back left, and another just below it on the bottom of the device.

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Use a plastic spudger to remove the front preset selection buttons. We recommend you remove all of them for easier access.
  • Use a plastic spudger to remove the front preset selection buttons.

    • We recommend you remove all of them for easier access.

  • Gently reach underneath and pull off the mesh speaker cover. It only clips in so don't worry about breaking anything.

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Remove (4) screws (14 mm) with a PH1 screwdriver on the front panel by the speaker.
  • Remove (4) screws (14 mm) with a PH1 screwdriver on the front panel by the speaker.

  • Be careful with these screws, as they can be stripped easily.

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Move the metal spudger around the front panel to remove any adhesive attaching the front panel to the device.
  • Move the metal spudger around the front panel to remove any adhesive attaching the front panel to the device.

  • Pull apart the front panel from the device with help from the metal spudger.

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Detach a pin connector at the top of the device using a metal spudger to open up the inner components. Detach (4) pin connectors inside using a metal spudger to separate the front panel from the rest of the device. Detach (4) pin connectors inside using a metal spudger to separate the front panel from the rest of the device.
  • Detach a pin connector at the top of the device using a metal spudger to open up the inner components.

  • Detach (4) pin connectors inside using a metal spudger to separate the front panel from the rest of the device.

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Remove (10) screws (10 mm) with a PH1 screwdriver on the display board.
  • Remove (10) screws (10 mm) with a PH1 screwdriver on the display board.

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Remove the motherboard from the front panel.
  • Remove the motherboard from the front panel.

  • If motherboard is difficult to separate, DO NOT force it. Check to see if all the screws were removed and proceed to remove the motherboard gently.

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Conclusion

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

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