Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the Furby's light sensor circuit board.

  1. Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the two 10mm screws on the base of the Furby.
    • Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the two 10mm screws on the base of the Furby.

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  2. Use a Phillips #0  driver to unscrew the eight 10mm screws.
    • Use a Phillips #0 driver to unscrew the eight 10mm screws.

    • Remove the base ring after unscrewing all the screws.

    • Be careful when lifting the base ring from the Furby. There are sharp edges that hold the base ring in place.

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    • Unhook the white ribbon from the tab on the base.

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    • Roll the Furby's fur downward.

    • Disconnect the now exposed red wire.

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    • Locate the two middle clips first.

    • Locate the two remaining clips on Furby's sides, they are opposite each other.

    • Orient the Furby upside down with the tail facing away from you.

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    • Insert a metal prying tool directly into the clip opening.

    • Press upward into the clip. At the same time, use your other hand to pull away the plastic seam from the Furby's body.

    • Repeat the previous step to remove the remaining three clips.

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    • Locate the two 10mm screws and remove them with the Phillips #0 head screwdriver.

    • Lift up on the fur covering until the face of the Furby is exposed.

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    • Orient the Furby on its side to where the beak is facing left and locate the edge of the aluminum tape.

    • Lift tape gently and peel back until the tape is nearly removed.

    • Do not pull on the yellow wire located on the opposite end of the tape.

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    • Locate the four 10mm screws. Two on either side of body, and two on top of back plate, around the tape.

    • Remove the 10mm screws with the Phillips#0 screwdriver.

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    • Peel the tape gently, grabbing it from the bottom edge and folding the tape upward.

    • Peel the tape up until it is nearly detached from the black case.

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    • Orient the Furby face down, with the base facing away from you.

    • Locate the clips below the ears.

    • Repeat the technique used in Step 6. Create leverage using a metal prying tool to press upward into the clip, while also pulling back on the clip itself.

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    • Remove the loose, plastic back panel by pulling the panel away from Furby's body.

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    • Remove the 10mm Phillips #0 screw holding the circuit board in.

    • Gently lift out the circuit board.

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    • Orient the Furby with the tail pointing left and the face pointing right.

    • Use the pointed tweezers to spread open the socket, and the blunt tweezers to grip and tug out the connector.

    • Insert your replacement light sensor connector.

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Conclusion

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

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