Introduction

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

Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Remove the clear tape directly below the camera. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: It is not necessary to remove the bottom two 4.43mm screws that keep the speakers in place.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Unsolder the black wire located on the top left of the device. Image 2/3: Once unsoldered, carefully lift the motherboard out of the device. Image 3/3: 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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