Introduction

This guide will require removing the case as well as unplugging several components and removing the mother board as a whole.

Image 1/3: Remove the six 10.0 mm Phillips #0 screws from the outer case and remove the cover with your hands. Image 2/3: You will not need to pry the case off. Image 3/3: You will not need to pry the case off.
  • Before taking apart your device, ensure that it is turned off and that your anti-static wrist strap is secured to a ground.

  • Remove the six 10.0 mm Phillips #0 screws from the outer case and remove the cover with your hands.

  • You will not need to pry the case off.

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Image 1/3: The battery sits to the right of the motherboard. Image 2/3: The battery sits to the right of the motherboard. Image 3/3: The battery sits to the right of the motherboard.
  • Unplug the battery from the motherboard with your hands.

  • The battery sits to the right of the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Do not to puncture the battery, as the material inside can be dangerous. Image 2/2: Do not to puncture the battery, as the material inside can be dangerous.
  • Pry the battery gently off of the plastic platform with an opening tool.

  • Do not to puncture the battery, as the material inside can be dangerous.

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  • Unplug the front facing camera cord with an opening tool to free the top of the motherboard.

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  • Remove the three 6 mm phillips head screws holding the motherboard to the display assembly.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the gold display assembly cord with an opening tool to fully disconnect the motherboard. Image 2/3: The device was rotated 180 degrees in order to unplug the display assembly cord. Image 3/3: The device was rotated 180 degrees in order to unplug the display assembly cord.
  • Carefully lift the motherboard out of the case, exposing the last remaining cord on the underside of the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the gold display assembly cord with an opening tool to fully disconnect the motherboard.

  • The device was rotated 180 degrees in order to unplug the display assembly cord.

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Conclusion

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

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