Introduction

This guide is needed to replace the Micro-USB port if the Nest Dropcam Pro is plugged in but not receiving power. Make sure the device is unplugged before opening.

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  • Press in the mounting clips on each side of the case to remove the camera from the mount.

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  • Using a Philips #0 screwdriver, remove the four 3 mm screws.

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Image 1/2: Carefully disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard. You will feel this cable "pop" out of place when disconnected. Image 2/2: Carefully disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard. You will feel this cable "pop" out of place when disconnected.
  • Lift the front of the case slowly, as there is an antenna cable attached to the motherboard.

  • Carefully disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard. You will feel this cable "pop" out of place when disconnected.

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  • Insert a spudger tool under the micro-USB port and lift to separate the motherboard from the back case.

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Image 1/2: Unplug the red and black cable connecting the motherboard to the back case. Image 2/2: Unplug the red and black cable connecting the motherboard to the back case.
  • Pull the motherboard away from the back case.

  • Unplug the red and black cable connecting the motherboard to the back case.

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  • Using a Philips #0 screwdriver, remove the four 2 mm screws.

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Image 1/2: Unplug the yellow and white cable from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Unplug the yellow and white cable from the motherboard.
  • Lift the lens and LED assembly away from the motherboard.

  • Unplug the yellow and white cable from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Lift the Micro-USB port away from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Lift the Micro-USB port away from the motherboard.
  • Using a soldering station and desoldering braid, desolder the four points surrounding the Micro-USB port.

  • Lift the Micro-USB port away from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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I don't have the soldering tools but I used lazerbond to reattach the old port. I hope all the conductors are touching their counter parts. I haven't plugged it back in yet. Wish me luck.

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