Introduction

This guide will walk through the steps of replacing the internal battery for a Magellan RoadMate 2120T-LM. Before starting, ensure that the new battery is supported by the device.

Turn the GPS over on its backside and remove the  six 3 mm Phillips #1 screws. Turn the GPS over on its backside and remove the  six 3 mm Phillips #1 screws. Turn the GPS over on its backside and remove the  six 3 mm Phillips #1 screws.
  • Turn the GPS over on its backside and remove the six 3 mm Phillips #1 screws.

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Pry up on back panel with black spudger Pry up on back panel with black spudger
  • Pry up on back panel with black spudger

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Disconnect battery and speaker cables from the motherboard at indicated places.
  • Disconnect battery and speaker cables from the motherboard at indicated places.

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Use a spudger to remove the battery from the back panel.
  • Use a spudger to remove the battery from the back panel.

  • If at all possible, please try to use a regular nylon spudger before resorting to a metal spudger. Metal spudgers are much sharper, and have the potential to accidentally pierce the battery.

  • There is a strong adhesive holding the battery to the back panel.

  • This step is not a prerequisite for replacement of other components.

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Remove the four 3 mm Phillips #1 screws from the motherboard.
  • Remove the four 3 mm Phillips #1 screws from the motherboard.

  • In the picture three out of four screws have already been removed.

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Remove black tape covering connection ribbon for touch-screen Remove black tape covering connection ribbon for touch-screen
  • Remove black tape covering connection ribbon for touch-screen

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Pull up on the brown tab holding down the ribbon. In this picture the brown tab has already been lifted. Lift up on the motherboard and remove it from device.
  • Pull up on the brown tab holding down the ribbon.

  • In this picture the brown tab has already been lifted.

  • Lift up on the motherboard and remove it from device.

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Conclusion

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

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