Introduction

Are your wheels experiencing resistance while turning? This is a guide to show you how to check and replace the wires that connect the wheel to the motherboard. This guide requires a Phillips #2 and a Phillips #1 screwdriver, and a 6 mm hex key.

  1. Remove the six 12mm Phillips #2 screws holding the base plate.
    • Remove the six 12mm Phillips #2 screws holding the base plate.

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  2. Remove the two 11mm Phillips #1 screws that hold the base plate to the body.
    • Remove the two 11mm Phillips #1 screws that hold the base plate to the body.

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    • Remove the base plate by lifting it up.

    • The base plate is connected to the body with wires. The wires are long enough to set the base plate to the side.

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    • Remove the two connectors on either side of the board by lifting the tab and pulling out.

    • Remove the connector in the middle of the board by squeezing the tab and pulling up.

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    • Remove the four 11mm Phillips #1 screws that hold the cover on.

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    • Remove the four 11mm Phillips #1 screws that attach the gyroscope board to the mount.

    • Lift the board to reveal the connections on the bottom.

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    • Remove the middle connector by squeezing the top of the tab and pulling up.

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    • Remove the four 12mm Phillips #2 screws that hold the motherboard to the base.

    • Pull the motherboard away from the gyroscope by grabbing it with two hands and pulling it to the right .

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    • Unclip the black connector by squeezing both sides and pulling them apart.

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    • Remove the four 30mm Hex #6 screws.

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    • Remove the metal square by lifting it up and setting it to the side.

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    • Check that all the clips are secured properly.

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    • Remove the clip by squeezing the latch that holds the clips together while pulling apart.

    • Check motion of the wheel after the clip is disconnected. If the wheel is still stuck, reconnect the clip and disconnect the next one.

    • Remove the clip by squeezing the tab while pulling the clip apart.

    • Check motion of the wheel after the clip is disconnected. If the wheel is still stuck, reconnect the clip and disconnect the next one.

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    • Disconnect the remaining three clips by pulling them apart.

    • After each clip is disconnected, check to see if the motion of the wheel has improved. If the wheel is still stuck, reconnect the clip and unclip the next one.

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Conclusion

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

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