Introduction

After extended use, the motherboard may become defunct and the device may require a new piece.

Remove the back cover of the device using a combination of both plastic opening tools. Use your plastic opening tool pry open a corner of the device, then continue down the side of the device with the tool to completely open the device. Use your plastic opening tool pry open a corner of the device, then continue down the side of the device with the tool to completely open the device.
  • Remove the back cover of the device using a combination of both plastic opening tools.

  • Use your plastic opening tool pry open a corner of the device, then continue down the side of the device with the tool to completely open the device.

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Remove the black tape that is located to the left of the device. Remove the clear tape directly below the camera.
  • Remove the black tape that is located to the left of the device.

  • Remove the clear tape directly below the camera.

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Remove seven of the 4.43mm screws using the Philips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove seven of the 4.43mm screws using the Philips #00 screwdriver.

  • It is not necessary to remove the bottom two 4.43mm screws that keep the speakers in place.

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Unlock both latches to the ribbon cable connectors to remove the ribbon cables.
  • Unlock both latches to the ribbon cable connectors to remove the ribbon cables.

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Unsolder the red, black, and yellow wires to properly remove the motherboard. Take a look at this guide to learn how to solder and unsolder connections. Unsolder the black wire located on the top left of the device. Once unsoldered, carefully lift the motherboard out of the device.
  • Unsolder the red, black, and yellow wires to properly remove the motherboard. Take a look at this guide to learn how to solder and unsolder connections.

  • Unsolder the black wire located on the top left of the device.

  • Once unsoldered, carefully lift the motherboard out of the device.

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Conclusion

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

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