Introduction

This guide shows you how to replace the spring on the power button.

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  • Turn the device upside down so that the three rubber pads are facing up.

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  • Use a heat gun (set to low) to apply heat to one of the rubber pads until you can easily remove the pad. This step takes around 5-7 minutes.

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Image 1/1: Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the two remaining rubber pads.
  • Remove the heated rubber pad with a plastic opening tool.

  • Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the two remaining rubber pads.

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  • Remove the six 1cm T-10 torx screws on the bottom of the device (found under the rubber pads) using a T-10 Torx screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Be careful when separating the device because there are wires connecting the two seperate halves. Image 2/3: Be careful when separating the device because there are wires connecting the two seperate halves. Image 3/3: Be careful when separating the device because there are wires connecting the two seperate halves.
  • Open the device along its seam.

  • Be careful when separating the device because there are wires connecting the two seperate halves.

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  • Disconnect the ribbon cable connector from the top half of the device by pulling outward and parallel to the connecting pins.

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  • Locate and disconnect the two molex connectors found on either side of the ribbon cable connector on the bottom half of the device.

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  • Pull the plastic button off the post.

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  • Remove the metal U-clip (compressing the spring) with tweezers.

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Conclusion

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

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