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Introduction

If, after reading through this guide, you are still in need of assistance, please refer back to the device page or the troubleshooting page.

  1. Unfold the antennas straight away from the device.
    • Unfold the antennas straight away from the device.

  2. Remove the black caps from the antennas by pulling them away from the device. Remove the black caps from the antennas by pulling them away from the device. Remove the black caps from the antennas by pulling them away from the device.
    • Remove the black caps from the antennas by pulling them away from the device.

  3. Unscrew each of the antennas from the wireless device. Unscrew each of the antennas from the wireless device. Unscrew each of the antennas from the wireless device.
    • Unscrew each of the antennas from the wireless device.

  4. Using a bit of force, remove the blue plastic case. Using a bit of force, remove the blue plastic case.
    • Using a bit of force, remove the blue plastic case.

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  6. To remove the black casing that surrounds the green motherboard, slide the top half of the casing backwards. It only moves a very short distance. Pull the top piece upwards and away from the bottom to remove.
    • To remove the black casing that surrounds the green motherboard, slide the top half of the casing backwards. It only moves a very short distance.

    • Pull the top piece upwards and away from the bottom to remove.

  7. Locate the 2 M2.5x6mm screws that attach the motherboard to the back case. Remove the two screws from the motherboard as indicated with the Phillips head screwdriver.
    • Locate the 2 M2.5x6mm screws that attach the motherboard to the back case.

    • Remove the two screws from the motherboard as indicated with the Phillips head screwdriver.

  8. Once screws have been removed, slide the motherboard in the direction of its LED lights.
    • Once screws have been removed, slide the motherboard in the direction of its LED lights.

    • Lift motherboard up and away from the black lower casing.

    • Obtain a desoldering wick (Desoldering Braid). Plug in soldering iron and allow to heat. For soldering information, refer to the iFixit soldering guide (How To Solder and Desolder Connections).

    • Make sure that the soldering iron is not resting on top of anything that would be damaged by the heat.

  9. Identify the functional component which will be removed. Turn the board over so that the pins holding the component in are exposed.
    • Identify the functional component which will be removed.

    • Turn the board over so that the pins holding the component in are exposed.

  10. Desolder each pin using the iFixit Soldering Guide (How To Solder and Desolder Connections). Gently remove functional component for replacement.
Conclusion

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

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