Introduction

It is recommended that you have the iFixit ProTech Tool Kit and have already taken out the Motherboard and removed the case.

Remove the battery cover by applying pressure to the indented area and pushing the cover toward the rear of the device. Remove the battery cover by applying pressure to the indented area and pushing the cover toward the rear of the device.
  • Remove the battery cover by applying pressure to the indented area and pushing the cover toward the rear of the device.

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Remove the batteries using the silver pull tab.
  • Remove the batteries using the silver pull tab.

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Using a J000 Philips head screwdriver remove the four 5mm screws around the rim of the battery chamber.
  • Using a J000 Philips head screwdriver remove the four 5mm screws around the rim of the battery chamber.

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Remove the small plastic cover beneath the plastic LED housing by using a 3.0 flathead screwdriver and a spudger to pry it off. It is glued to the case. If you are having trouble removing it try applying some heat to loosen the glue.
  • Remove the small plastic cover beneath the plastic LED housing by using a 3.0 flathead screwdriver and a spudger to pry it off. It is glued to the case. If you are having trouble removing it try applying some heat to loosen the glue.

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Remove the two 5mm screws located underneath the cover using a J000 Philips screwdriver bit.
  • Remove the two 5mm screws located underneath the cover using a J000 Philips screwdriver bit.

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Using a plastic opening tool, pry the case off starting from the top of the device (nearest the transmitter). There are 3 tabs along the side of the case and one at the back. The top led protector plastic cover will also be freed once back is removed.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the case off starting from the top of the device (nearest the transmitter). There are 3 tabs along the side of the case and one at the back.

  • The top led protector plastic cover will also be freed once back is removed.

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Remove the rear cover.
  • Remove the rear cover.

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Using a J0 screwdriver remove the three 5mm screws holding the motherboard to the front face. Two are located just below the processor in the middle of the device and the third is located at the very bottom. Using a J0 screwdriver remove the three 5mm screws holding the motherboard to the front face. Two are located just below the processor in the middle of the device and the third is located at the very bottom.
  • Using a J0 screwdriver remove the three 5mm screws holding the motherboard to the front face. Two are located just below the processor in the middle of the device and the third is located at the very bottom.

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Remove the motherboard by gently pulling it away from the case.
  • Remove the motherboard by gently pulling it away from the case.

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Using a spudger, gently pry the bottom retaining place from the front case.
  • Using a spudger, gently pry the bottom retaining place from the front case.

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Peel away both the upper and lower sets of buttons using your fingers. Peel away both the upper and lower sets of buttons using your fingers.
  • Peel away both the upper and lower sets of buttons using your fingers.

Used this to clean the buttons which had become unresponsive. Excellent tear down - thanks.

MrPetkus - Reply

Conclusion

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

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Good instructions. Where can I purchase new buttons???

Michael Freeman - Reply

Hello, I would recommend looking on eBay for a broken remote with a good membrane, also check craigslist or potentially amazon. A quick search for one and I couldn't find a membrane.

Austin K -

I also am looking for a new button membrane, any ideas? gimmick73@hotmail.com

gimmick73 - Reply

Hello, I would recommend looking on eBay for a broken remote with a good membrane, also check craigslist or potentially amazon.

Austin K -

Good advice. I bought a used one from ebay to replace the one I bought brand new from bestbuy and promptly broke the screen by dropping it on the kitchen floor. I plan on replacing the worn buttons on the working used replacement with the buttons from my broken one, and perhaps the case as well. Will let you know how it works out.

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