Introduction

An in depth guide on how to replace the motherboard in case of general unresponsiveness or faulty functionality.

Use a plastic opening tool to pry around the edges of the circular rubber panel.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry around the edges of the circular rubber panel.

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Once the edges are loose, pull off the rubber button panel completely.
  • Once the edges are loose, pull off the rubber button panel completely.

  • New adhesive will have to be applied when reassembling.

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Use your plastic opening tool  to pry the button board loose by lifting the edges.
  • Use your plastic opening tool to pry the button board loose by lifting the edges.

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Lift the button board, exposing the attached cable.
  • Lift the button board, exposing the attached cable.

  • New adhesive will have to be applied when reassembling.

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Pull black piece on top of socket away from board to loosen, then detach the cable.
  • Pull black piece on top of socket away from board to loosen, then detach the cable.

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Take out the four 9mm black PH0 screws from the top and bottom of the device. Pull off cap by hand. The outer casing can now be removed.
  • Take out the four 9mm black PH0 screws from the top and bottom of the device.

  • Pull off cap by hand.

  • The outer casing can now be removed.

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Remove the tape around the cables on the top of the device. Remove the cables by lifting up on the black bracket and then pulling the cable out.
  • Remove the tape around the cables on the top of the device.

  • Remove the cables by lifting up on the black bracket and then pulling the cable out.

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Remove two black 9mm PH0 screws from outside of inner casing on each side.
  • Remove two black 9mm PH0 screws from outside of inner casing on each side.

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Use your metal spudger to unhook the bracket holding the case together. Pull apart the casing with your hands. Pull apart the casing with your hands.
  • Use your metal spudger to unhook the bracket holding the case together.

  • Pull apart the casing with your hands.

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Remove the cables by lifting up on the black bracket and then pulling the cable out. Remove cables by pulling firmly.
  • Remove the cables by lifting up on the black bracket and then pulling the cable out.

  • Remove cables by pulling firmly.

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Once all of the cables are removed, grip the motherboard and slide it out.
  • Once all of the cables are removed, grip the motherboard and slide it out.

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Conclusion

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

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