Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the motherboard on the device.

Image 1/2: Grip the sides of the case and use your thumbs to pop open the battery cover. Image 2/2: Grip the sides of the case and use your thumbs to pop open the battery cover.
  • Unplug and remove the power cord. Turn the boombox upside down.

  • Grip the sides of the case and use your thumbs to pop open the battery cover.

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  • Pry out the batteries with your fingers.

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Image 1/1: Remove the four 18mm chrome screws with the Phillips PH1 screwdriver.
  • Turn the boombox upside down again. With the Phillips PH1 or the Flathead #3 screwdriver, remove the three 14mm black screws.

  • Remove the four 18mm chrome screws with the Phillips PH1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: The antenna base is connected to the motherboard by a red wire.  This wire will prevent the two halves from separating completely. Image 2/2: The antenna base is connected to the motherboard by a red wire.  This wire will prevent the two halves from separating completely.
  • Gently remove the bottom half of the casing from the top half of the casing.

  • The antenna base is connected to the motherboard by a red wire. This wire will prevent the two halves from separating completely.

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Image 1/2: This red wire will now be loose and you can  move it out of the antenna base slot. Image 2/2: This red wire will now be loose and you can  move it out of the antenna base slot.
  • Remove the 10mm chrome screw from the antenna base with the Phillips PH1 screwdriver. Remove the antenna base from the casing.

  • This red wire will now be loose and you can move it out of the antenna base slot.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the one 10mm long screw with the Phillips PH1 Screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the four 12.5mm screws with the Phillips PH1 Screwdriver.

  • Unscrew the one 10mm long screw with the Phillips PH1 Screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Unplug the six pin male/female header from its socket on the motherboard.  The wires on the header are these colors: burgundy, red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.
  • Orient the device so that the back is facing you.

  • Unplug the six pin male/female header from its socket on the motherboard. The wires on the header are these colors: burgundy, red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.

    • Use a tweezer if you find it hard to pull the header out with your fingers.

  • Gently pull out the ribbon cable from its socket on the motherboard.

  • Pay attention to the orientation of the header and the ribbon cable. Replacing the wires the wrong way may short circuit the board.

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Image 1/1: Unplug the four pin header from its socket on the motherboard.  The wires on the header are these colors: brown, red, orange, and yellow.
  • Rotate the device so that the front is facing you.

  • Unplug the four pin header from its socket on the motherboard. The wires on the header are these colors: brown, red, orange, and yellow.

    • Use a tweezer if you find it hard to pull this header out with your fingers.

  • Gently pull out the ribbon cable from its socket.

  • Pay attention to the orientation of the header and the ribbon cable. Replacing the base the wrong way may short circuit the board.

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Image 1/1: Use a tweezer if you find it hard to pull this cable out with your fingers.
  • Pull out the two pin header from its socket on the motherboard. The wires on this header are black and white.

  • Use a tweezer if you find it hard to pull this cable out with your fingers.

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  • Scrape off the glue from the black wire with the blue plastic opening tool.

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  • Desolder the one black, one red, and two blue wires. If you need help soldering, see this guide.

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Conclusion

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

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