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Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace a faulty laser.

  1. Grab the rear bumper with both hands on either side.
    • Grab the rear bumper with both hands on either side.

  2. Pull the left and right sides away from the machine to unclip the bumper. This requires that you bend the plastic a little bit. Unclip one side a little bit and allow the prong to rest on the side of the machine. Then unclip the other side and pull off the bumper parallel to both sides
    • Pull the left and right sides away from the machine to unclip the bumper. This requires that you bend the plastic a little bit. Unclip one side a little bit and allow the prong to rest on the side of the machine. Then unclip the other side and pull off the bumper parallel to both sides

  3. Looking from above, remove the two 11mm screws with a torx T10 screwdriver. Looking from above, remove the two 11mm screws with a torx T10 screwdriver.
    • Looking from above, remove the two 11mm screws with a torx T10 screwdriver.

  4. Begin by placing the robot on it's back and removing the six 11m screws using a Torx T10 screwdriver.
    • Begin by placing the robot on it's back and removing the six 11m screws using a Torx T10 screwdriver.

  5. To remove the top, you must press in both of the clamps at the same time and push upwards. When removing the top, before you can completely take it off you must unplug the LCD power cable from the motherboard. When removing the top, before you can completely take it off you must unplug the LCD power cable from the motherboard.
    • To remove the top, you must press in both of the clamps at the same time and push upwards.

    • When removing the top, before you can completely take it off you must unplug the LCD power cable from the motherboard.

  6. Lift gently upon the top panel. Unplug the clip located on the right side before completely removing. Unplug the clip located on the right side before completely removing.
    • Lift gently upon the top panel.

    • Unplug the clip located on the right side before completely removing.

  7. This black cap spins so may need a hand when unscrewing the screws. Locate and unscrew the four 12 mm screws located in the black cap with the phillips #00 screwdriver. Lift the black cap to reveal the laser.
    • This black cap spins so may need a hand when unscrewing the screws.

    • Locate and unscrew the four 12 mm screws located in the black cap with the phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Lift the black cap to reveal the laser.

  8. There are two loosely secured black blinders on both the laser and sensor. Gently pull back on the gold laser to remove it from the socket. Unplug the mini LCU clip by gently pulling up and remove the laser.
    • There are two loosely secured black blinders on both the laser and sensor.

    • Gently pull back on the gold laser to remove it from the socket.

    • Unplug the mini LCU clip by gently pulling up and remove the laser.

Conclusion

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

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lol. You don’t need to open it to replace the laser. The top is a clip on. Just pull it and remove 4 screws.

Evgany Vorona - Reply

where do you buy the replacement laser?

Nancy Butler - Reply

I too would like to know where he got a replacement laser.

Anthony Mainini -

where do I buy a replacement laser?

bjurgensen79@gmail.com

Beverly Jurgensen

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Where do I buy a replacement laser?

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