Introduction

Replacing the main motherboard in the display is not difficult as long as the prerequisite guides are followed. The tools needed access the motherboard are a #0 Phillips Screwdriver, tweezers, and the plastic opening tools.

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  • Grasp the display's metal outer ring with your fingers and pull directly away from the wall.

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Image 1/1: Remove the four 6 mm screws from the back of the display using a #0 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Turn the display over.

  • Remove the four 6 mm screws from the back of the display using a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Do NOT pull too far as there is a ribbon on the back panel connecting the 20-pin connector to the display. Image 2/2: Do NOT pull too far as there is a ribbon on the back panel connecting the 20-pin connector to the display.
  • Pinch the grey 20-pin connector with your fingers and pull directly away from the display.

  • Do NOT pull too far as there is a ribbon on the back panel connecting the 20-pin connector to the display.

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Image 1/3: Grasp the tab with your fingers and pull directly away from the motherboard. Image 2/3: Grasp the tab with your fingers and pull directly away from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Grasp the tab with your fingers and pull directly away from the motherboard.
  • Locate the blue pull tab at the end of the ribbon which says, "1. Pull".

  • Grasp the tab with your fingers and pull directly away from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Use tweezers to pull the battery up and away from the display. Image 2/2: Do NOT pull too far, as the battery is still connected to the motherboard and must be unplugged.
  • Locate the blue tab which says, "2. Pull".

  • Use tweezers to pull the battery up and away from the display.

  • Do NOT pull too far, as the battery is still connected to the motherboard and must be unplugged.

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Image 1/2: Grasp the battery with your fingers. Pull gently directly away from the display to unplug the battery from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Grasp the battery with your fingers. Pull gently directly away from the display to unplug the battery from the motherboard.
  • Locate the blue tab which says "3 unplug".

  • Grasp the battery with your fingers. Pull gently directly away from the display to unplug the battery from the motherboard.

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  • Grasp the battery with your fingers and pull directly away from motherboard to separate the battery from the display.

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  • Locate the auto-away sensor.

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Image 1/2: Remove the one 4mm screw located at the edge of the auto-away sensor. Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove the one 4mm screw located at the edge of the auto-away sensor. Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the four 3mm screws with a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Remove the one 4mm screw located at the edge of the auto-away sensor. Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Peel the copper foil gently from the EMI shield. Image 2/3: Peel the copper foil gently from the EMI shield. Image 3/3: Peel the copper foil gently from the EMI shield.
  • Lift the auto-away sensor from motherboard using tweezers.

  • Peel the copper foil gently from the EMI shield.

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  • Remove the 4 mm screw from the motherboard using a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Remove the EMI shield from the motherboard using a plastic opening tool.

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  • Unsnap the LCD ribbon from the motherboard gently using tweezers.

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Image 1/3: Push the black tabs gently away from the motherboard using the plastic opening tools. Image 2/3: Push the black tabs gently away from the motherboard using the plastic opening tools. Image 3/3: Push the black tabs gently away from the motherboard using the plastic opening tools.
  • Locate the black tabs that hold the display to the motherboard.

  • Push the black tabs gently away from the motherboard using the plastic opening tools.

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  • Pull the face display gently away from the motherboard.

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  • Using one hand to hold the steel ring, carefully lift the motherboard out of the ring using the other hand.

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Conclusion

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

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