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.

Press in the mounting clips on each side of the case to remove the camera from the mount.
  • 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. Using a Philips #0 screwdriver, remove the four 3 mm screws.
  • Using a Philips #0 screwdriver, remove the four 3 mm screws.

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

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Pull the motherboard away from the back case. 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.

may i know what those chips are?

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

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Lift the lens and LED assembly away from the motherboard. 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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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.
  • 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.

Where do you buy the Micro-usb port to replace damaged one?

Marvin Bour - Reply

I have the same question. My connector is broken and I would like to salvage the camera if possible!

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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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Did it work for you?

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