1. To begin the disassembly of the device, place it on a flat surface with the screen facing down.
    • To begin the disassembly of the device, place it on a flat surface with the screen facing down.

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  2. Remove the four screws found on the back cover of the device.
    • Remove the four screws found on the back cover of the device.

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    • Carefully remove the back cover using a plastic opening tool against the grooves along the sides of the iPAQ.

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    • At this point, a yellow ribbon will be connecting both the front and back panels of the device. Carefully use the plastic opening tool to detach the ribbon from the connector pins.

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    • Remove SD card on top of device by pushing and then releasing.

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    • Remove ribbon cable connected to display logic board by pulling plastic clips on both sides towards top of device.

    • Use plastic opening tool to carefully pull brown ribbon cable from connector.

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    • Use plastic opening tool to carefully remove display logic board from housing.

    • Unplug connector from the opposite end of the display logic board.

    • Completely remove display logic board.

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    • Flip up black plastic clip on large ribbon cable connector located towards center of mother board.

    • Use plastic opening tool to carefully remove ribbon cable from connector.

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    • Locate clear/grey ribbon cable in bottom corner of device.

    • Gently pry cable out of connector with plastic pry tool.

    • Use hands or tweezers to remove if necessary.

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    • Use hands to gently unplug speaker and microphone connectors from mother board.

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    • Make sure no more connections exist between mother board and housing.

    • Remove three screws anchoring mother board.

    • Use hands/plastic opening tool to carefully lift mother board out of housing.

    • Place the motherboard to the side.

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    • Locate 4 blue plastic clips surrounding square screen housing.

    • Pry back clips with hands.

    • Use plastic opening tool to remove entire screen assembly from housing.

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    • Now that the device is completely taken apart, use a can of compressed air to clean each component of the device.

    • Be sure to put emphasis on spraying air behind the screen, as this is a common buildup spot.

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Conclusion

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

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