Introduction

This guide will show the user how to disassemble the Neato XV-21, locate the motor and disconnect the motor. The user can then follow the guide in reverse to connect and reassemble the Neato XV-21.

Flip the Neato on its back so the bottom is exposed
  • Flip the Neato on its back so the bottom is exposed

  • Unscrew the seven screws.

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Lift the panels to reveal the batteries, brush and fan
  • Lift the panels to reveal the batteries, brush and fan

  • There should be little to no resistance during this step, do not continue if the pieces do not separate easily

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  • The Neato's core components are now exposed and ready to be cleaned and/or replaced.

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  • Pinch and pull the white connector to disconnect the battery from the device

  • Failure to complete this step could cause electric shock or later complications

  • Lift and remove the battery from the cavity

  • If replacing the battery, make sure to use proper disposal methods.

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  • Remove the 17 screws that connect the bottom to the top of the Neato robot.

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  • Lift and separate the two pieces to give access to the Distance Sensor

  • There may be slight resistance during this step, make sure to lift the pieces straight rather than an angle. Lifting at an angle may cause pieces to catch, causing resistance

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  • Remove the four screws on the lidar sensor.

  • After the wires are fully disconnected lift the motor away to reveal the motherboard

  • There should be little to no resistance during this step. Do not continue if there is resistance, this may damage the motherboard

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  • Pinch and pull the white connectors indicated in the image, this will allow the top and bottom panels to fully seperate

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Conclusion

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

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