Introduction

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

Conclusion

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

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Excelente, funcionó perfectamente la guia. Compré la bateria y el armado funcionó perfecto. Muchas gracias.

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