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

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

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Use a T6 Torx Screwdriver to remove the 1.3 mm screw at the back of the motherboard.

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    • Gently lift the motherboard and back case out from the bottom case.

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Conclusion

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

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