Remove the red rubber case from the device. This should come off with ease.
  • Remove the red rubber case from the device. This should come off with ease.

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Turn the device so the screen is facing away from you.
  • Turn the device so the screen is facing away from you.

  • Using a philips head, size #00, screwdriver, remove the screws in each corner of the plastic casing.(total of 4 screws)

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Remove the device casing using a small plastic pry bar.
  • Remove the device casing using a small plastic pry bar.

    • This might take a little bit of force to accomplish, don't be afraid to go at it with a little gusto.

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After loosening the back cover, remove it from the device so you can get at the innards.
  • After loosening the back cover, remove it from the device so you can get at the innards.

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Use the Philips #00 screwdriver to remove the 5 screws from the motherboard
  • Use the Philips #00 screwdriver to remove the 5 screws from the motherboard

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De-solder the grey wire from motherboard
  • De-solder the grey wire from motherboard

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Use tweezers to peel off all yellow tape from the motherboard
  • Use tweezers to peel off all yellow tape from the motherboard

    • Yellow tape is used in all locations where there is ribbon cable present.

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Remove all three ribbon cables from the motherboard by lifting up the locking tabs. Pull black locking tabs up in opposite direction of ribbon cable to remove.
  • Remove all three ribbon cables from the motherboard by lifting up the locking tabs.

    • Pull black locking tabs up in opposite direction of ribbon cable to remove.

  • Use tweezers to pull the ribbon cable out of the locking tab's slot

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Lift motherboard to separate it the from the case shell. Lift motherboard to separate it the from the case shell.
  • Lift motherboard to separate it the from the case shell.

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Conclusion

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

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