Introduction

This guide will walk you through how to replace your button pad.

Remove the outer screen cover by releasing  the top clip from the main body of the device. Remove the outer screen cover by releasing  the top clip from the main body of the device.
  • Remove the outer screen cover by releasing the top clip from the main body of the device.

Pull out the stylus from the top right corner of the device. Pull out the stylus from the top right corner of the device. Pull out the stylus from the top right corner of the device.
  • Pull out the stylus from the top right corner of the device.

Slide the memory cartridge cover up and off the device. Slide the memory cartridge cover up and off the device. Slide the memory cartridge cover up and off the device.
  • Slide the memory cartridge cover up and off the device.

Remove the battery cover by releasing the clip from the main body of the device. Remove the battery cover by releasing the clip from the main body of the device.
  • Remove the battery cover by releasing the clip from the main body of the device.

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Remove the batteries from the device.
  • Remove the batteries from the device.

Unscrew the four 2.94mm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the four 2.94mm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

  • One end of the OEM stylus can unscrew and contains a mini #00 Phillips screwdriver.

Use the spudger to pry open the casing by applying pressure at 4 clips on both sides of the device. Be careful while opening the casing as there is a flex strip connecting the two halves. Be careful while opening the casing as there is a flex strip connecting the two halves.
  • Use the spudger to pry open the casing by applying pressure at 4 clips on both sides of the device.

  • Be careful while opening the casing as there is a flex strip connecting the two halves.

Disconnect the flex strip from the motherboard with tweezers. Disconnect the flex strip from the motherboard with tweezers. Disconnect the flex strip from the motherboard with tweezers.
  • Disconnect the flex strip from the motherboard with tweezers.

Use tweezers to remove the power button from the back case.
  • Use tweezers to remove the power button from the back case.

Disconnect the button pad by using the spudger to pry it off the motherboard. Remove the button pad. Remove the button pad.
  • Disconnect the button pad by using the spudger to pry it off the motherboard.

  • Remove the button pad.

Conclusion

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

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