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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Unhook the two springs from the front plastic hooks. 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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There is a white tab connected to the motherboard. Pull it upward by gently rocking it back and forth.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Disconnect the thin ribbon wire by using tweezers to gently pull the connector at the bottom toward you.
  • 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.
  • 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. Use a T6 Torx Screwdriver to remove the 1.3 mm screw at the back of the motherboard.
  • 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. Gently lift the motherboard and back case out from the bottom case.
  • 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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