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Introduction

Replace a faulty or broken USB daughterboard on your Nexus 9.

  1. With your fingers, carefully pry off the back plastic casing. Starting at the corners is usually the easiest. The rear-facing camera seems to fit a little too snugly in its compartment on the rear case; so make sure that it stays connected to the motherboard. The rear-facing camera seems to fit a little too snugly in its compartment on the rear case; so make sure that it stays connected to the motherboard.
    • With your fingers, carefully pry off the back plastic casing. Starting at the corners is usually the easiest.

    • The rear-facing camera seems to fit a little too snugly in its compartment on the rear case; so make sure that it stays connected to the motherboard.

  2. Disconnect the two ZIF connectors attached to the daughterboards.
    • Disconnect the two ZIF connectors attached to the daughterboards.

    • Gently pull on the ribbon cable to remove it.

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  4. Remove the two 3mm T5 Torx screws securing the metal USB port bracket. Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to remove the bracket.
    • Remove the two 3mm T5 Torx screws securing the metal USB port bracket.

    • Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to remove the bracket.

  5. Unscrew the two 3mm T5 Torx screws securing the daughterboard to the device. Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the vibrator cable. It will lift straight up from the daughterboard connector. Use your fingers to lift the daughterboard upward and out of the device.
    • Unscrew the two 3mm T5 Torx screws securing the daughterboard to the device.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the vibrator cable. It will lift straight up from the daughterboard connector.

    • Use your fingers to lift the daughterboard upward and out of the device.

  6. The daughterboard has an orange ribbon cable that is adhered to the device. Gently pull the ribbon up and remove the daughtboard.
    • The daughterboard has an orange ribbon cable that is adhered to the device. Gently pull the ribbon up and remove the daughtboard.

  7. Remove the single 3mm T5 Torx screw.
    • Remove the single 3mm T5 Torx screw.

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the display ribbon cable ZIF connector.

    • Gently lift the USB daughterboard up from the device.

Conclusion

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

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