Introduction

Replacing your motherboard can get your device running as good as new. You can also remove the motherboard if you ever want to modify the casing on your device to protect the motherboard from damage. Follow this guide to remove the motherboard.

  1. Wedge the spudger into the slot of the panel on the bottom of the device. Rotate out the panel to reveal the screw holding the device together. Rotate out the panel to reveal the screw holding the device together.
    • Wedge the spudger into the slot of the panel on the bottom of the device.

    • Rotate out the panel to reveal the screw holding the device together.

  2. Use the Phillips head screwdriver to remove the screw. Separate the Top and bottom halves of the device.
    • Use the Phillips head screwdriver to remove the screw.

    • Separate the Top and bottom halves of the device.

  3. Remove batteries from the battery slot. Unscrew the two Phillips head screws in the center of the battery slot. Unscrew the remaining two screws at the bottom of the unit using the 3.0 triangle head screwdriver.
    • Remove batteries from the battery slot.

    • Unscrew the two Phillips head screws in the center of the battery slot.

    • Unscrew the remaining two screws at the bottom of the unit using the 3.0 triangle head screwdriver.

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  5. Use the spudger to separate the top and bottom halves of the screen.
    • Use the spudger to separate the top and bottom halves of the screen.

  6. Disconnect the wires from the green motherboard to the bottom half by pulling apart the connecting pins.
    • Disconnect the wires from the green motherboard to the bottom half by pulling apart the connecting pins.

  7. Unscrew all 3 Phillips head screws on the outside edges of the motherboard. Unscrew all 3 Phillips head screws on the outside edges of the motherboard. Unscrew all 3 Phillips head screws on the outside edges of the motherboard.
    • Unscrew all 3 Phillips head screws on the outside edges of the motherboard.

  8. Carefully remove the microphone from the casing by pulling away from the device.
    • Carefully remove the microphone from the casing by pulling away from the device.

  9. Gently lift the motherboard from the casing to reveal the speaker. Unscrew the two Phillips head screws that hold the speaker in place.
    • Gently lift the motherboard from the casing to reveal the speaker.

    • Unscrew the two Phillips head screws that hold the speaker in place.

  10. Refer to this guide to desolder the speaker from the motherboard.
    • Refer to this guide to desolder the speaker from the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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