Introduction

If the power and/or volume buttons on your Kurio Xtreme are no longer working, follow this guide to replace them. Before you begin, make sure that you have a soldering iron and know how to use it.

Remove the rubber case by beginning to peel from one of the top corners and continue peeling until the cover is completely removed.
  • Remove the rubber case by beginning to peel from one of the top corners and continue peeling until the cover is completely removed.

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Unscrew the four 4 mm black screws using a Phillips #000 screw driver. There are two screws on each side of the device (four total).
  • Unscrew the four 4 mm black screws using a Phillips #000 screw driver.

    • There are two screws on each side of the device (four total).

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Insert the plastic opening tool in between the edges of the blue front casing and black back casing. Slide the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the device. This may require that you repeatedly run the opening tool up and down the edges of the device. Be sure not to break any of the plastic clamps along the edges of the device when removing the back cover.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool in between the edges of the blue front casing and black back casing.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the device. This may require that you repeatedly run the opening tool up and down the edges of the device.

    • Be sure not to break any of the plastic clamps along the edges of the device when removing the back cover.

  • Carefully lift the back panel off of the rest of the device.

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Remove the three 4 mm screws on the motherboard with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the three 4 mm screws on the motherboard with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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Remove the orange data display ribbon wire above the battery by prying open the ZIF connector with the plastic opening tool. Remove the orange data display ribbon wire above the battery by prying open the ZIF connector with the plastic opening tool.
  • Remove the orange data display ribbon wire above the battery by prying open the ZIF connector with the plastic opening tool.

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Remove the orange data display ribbon wire to the left of the battery by prying open the ZIF connector with the plastic opening tool. Remove the orange data display ribbon wire to the left of the battery by prying open the ZIF connector with the plastic opening tool.
  • Remove the orange data display ribbon wire to the left of the battery by prying open the ZIF connector with the plastic opening tool.

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Remove the speakers out of the plastic molds by lifting up the black and red wires.
  • Remove the speakers out of the plastic molds by lifting up the black and red wires.

    • Be careful not to disconnect the black and red wires from the motherboard.

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Remove the motherboard by lifting it out of the casing. Set it upside down below the casing. The motherboard will still be connected to the battery and the speakers.
  • Remove the motherboard by lifting it out of the casing. Set it upside down below the casing.

    • The motherboard will still be connected to the battery and the speakers.

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Remove the volume buttons and/or power button by soldering them at their bases. Volume down Volume up
  • Remove the volume buttons and/or power button by soldering them at their bases.

    • Volume down

    • Volume up

    • Power

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Conclusion

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

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