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.

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  • Unfold the antennas straight away from the device.

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

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  • Unscrew each of the antennas from the wireless device.

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

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Image 1/2: Pull the top piece upwards and away from the bottom to remove. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two screws from the motherboard as indicated with the Phillips head screwdriver. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/1: Lift motherboard up and away from the black lower casing.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Turn the board over so that the pins holding the component in are exposed. Image 2/2: 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.

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Conclusion

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

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