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  • Push in the plastic tab that can be seen through cracks in the front left corner using a spudger.

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  • Move down the same side and push in the plastic tab.

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Image 1/1: There is not a fourth tab to push in after this one.
  • Move to the front right side and once again push in the plastic tab.

  • There is not a fourth tab to push in after this one.

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Image 1/2: You might encounter some resistance. Pull firmly, but don't yank it. Image 2/2: You might encounter some resistance. Pull firmly, but don't yank it.
  • Grab the cover by the front side and pull upwards.

    • You might encounter some resistance. Pull firmly, but don't yank it.

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Image 1/2: Lift up and outward. Image 2/2: The motherboard will be loose at this point.
  • Tilt the front case down until the pegs detach from the bottom of the case.

  • Lift up and outward.

  • The motherboard will be loose at this point.

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Image 1/2: The black side rails of the reader should easily slide forward and off. Image 2/2: The black side rails of the reader should easily slide forward and off.
  • Unhook the two springs from the front plastic hooks.

  • The black side rails of the reader should easily slide forward and off.

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Image 1/1: The tab does not come completely out, it only slides up slightly, so don't rip it out!
  • There is a white tab connected to the motherboard. Pull it upward by gently rocking it back and forth.

  • The tab does not come completely out, it only slides up slightly, so don't rip it out!

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Image 1/2: There are two wires still connected to the bottom of the reader that haven't been detached. Image 2/2: There are two wires still connected to the bottom of the reader that haven't been detached.
  • Grab the reader by its sides and gently pull it upward.

  • There are two wires still connected to the bottom of the reader that haven't been detached.

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  • Disconnect the white wires by using tweezers to gently pull the bottom connector toward you.

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  • Disconnect the thin ribbon wire by using tweezers to gently pull the connector at the bottom toward you.

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  • Lift the reader up and out from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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