Introduction

The buttons on the Harmony Ultimate can become faulty due to internal damage from the remote. To replace the buttons, it requires that you have removed both the motherboard and the battery from the device. Once those components have been removed, replacing the buttons is a breeze!

Remove the single 6 mm  Phillips #0 screw located beneath the sticker near the USB charging port.
  • Remove the single 6 mm Phillips #0 screw located beneath the sticker near the USB charging port.

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Use a plastic opening tool to release tabs that hold the front panel and back panel together. There are three tabs on each side of the device that need to separate for the device to open.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to release tabs that hold the front panel and back panel together. There are three tabs on each side of the device that need to separate for the device to open.

  • The use of a plastic opening tool is recommended to avoid damage done the remote. Use stronger objects as a last resort.

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Disconnect the wires running from the back cover to the motherboard. Disconnect the wires running from the back cover to the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the wires running from the back cover to the motherboard.

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Remove the four 6mm Phillips #0 screws from the battery case.
  • Remove the four 6mm Phillips #0 screws from the battery case.

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The battery is still connected to the device via wiring. To free the battery completely, remove the dark plastic piece from the slot with the plastic opening tool.
  • The battery is still connected to the device via wiring. To free the battery completely, remove the dark plastic piece from the slot with the plastic opening tool.

  • Removing the dark plastic piece from the motherboard takes some patience, as the remote is designed so that the battery will not dislocate under extreme conditions.

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Lift the battery and its case out of the remote.
  • Lift the battery and its case out of the remote.

  • The battery should still be connected to the case with adhesive.

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Use the plastic opening tool to separate the battery from the case.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the battery from the case.

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Remove the four 6mm  Phillips #0 screws from the motherboard. Remove the four 6mm  Phillips #0 screws from the motherboard.
  • Remove the four 6mm Phillips #0 screws from the motherboard.

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There is a flap that connects to the motherboard from the plastic casing. Use fingernails to safely release the flap by flipping the small black buckle on the motherboard. The flap and buckle are underneath the clear yellow piece of tape.
  • There is a flap that connects to the motherboard from the plastic casing. Use fingernails to safely release the flap by flipping the small black buckle on the motherboard.

  • The flap and buckle are underneath the clear yellow piece of tape.

  • Be very careful as damaging this flap could permanently damage your controller.

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The motherboard is now safe to remove by sliding and lifting it backwards out of place.
  • The motherboard is now safe to remove by sliding and lifting it backwards out of place.

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After successfully removing the motherboard, you can easily peel off the buttons from the controller frame. After successfully removing the motherboard, you can easily peel off the buttons from the controller frame.
  • After successfully removing the motherboard, you can easily peel off the buttons from the controller frame.

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Conclusion

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

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This is a great demo and it give me much more confidence to tackle the repair. I have some questions. Does the battery need to be removed as I see from your pictures, the motherboard screws are not covered by the battery - or are they? Also, where do you purchase your repair parts? Thank you!

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