Introduction

Use this guide to replace the memory compression board.

Parts

No parts required.

Use your finger tip to pull the battery release tab toward the center of the D70.
  • Use your finger tip to pull the battery release tab toward the center of the D70.

  • Open the battery door and rotate it away from the bottom cover.

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Pull the battery out of the D70.
  • Pull the battery out of the D70.

  • It may be necessary to wiggle the battery while pulling to free it from its pocket in the case.

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Remove the following eight screws securing the bottom cover to the D70:
  • Remove the following eight screws securing the bottom cover to the D70:

    • Six 5.8 mm Phillips screws

    • One 10.7 mm Phillips screws

    • One 8.2 mm Phillips screws

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Carefully pull the bottom cover to separate it from the body of the D70. Remove the bottom cover from the D70.
  • Carefully pull the bottom cover to separate it from the body of the D70.

  • Remove the bottom cover from the D70.

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Remove the four ZIF ribbon cables highlighted in red by using the following procedure: Use your fingernail to flip up the ZIF cable retaining flap on each socket. Be sure you are prying up the retaining flap, not the socket.
  • Remove the four ZIF ribbon cables highlighted in red by using the following procedure:

    • Use your fingernail to flip up the ZIF cable retaining flap on each socket.

    • Be sure you are prying up the retaining flap, not the socket.

    • Pull the ribbon cable straight out of its socket.

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Carefully peel back the piece of tape covering the Compact Flash ribbon cable socket.
  • Carefully peel back the piece of tape covering the Compact Flash ribbon cable socket.

  • It is not necessary to completely remove this piece of tape.

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Use your fingernails to carefully pull the ZIF cable lock away from its socket. Do not try to completely remove the ZIF cable lock. It will move about 1 mm and stop. Use a pair of tweezers to pull the Compact Flash ribbon cable out of its socket.
  • Use your fingernails to carefully pull the ZIF cable lock away from its socket.

  • Do not try to completely remove the ZIF cable lock. It will move about 1 mm and stop.

  • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the Compact Flash ribbon cable out of its socket.

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Be sure not to lose the small iron core around the DC-In ribbon cable.
  • Be sure not to lose the small iron core around the DC-In ribbon cable.

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Remove the four 4.3 mm Phillips screws securing the memory compression board to the D70.
  • Remove the four 4.3 mm Phillips screws securing the memory compression board to the D70.

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Use a pair of tweezers to pull the USB connector bracket away from the edge of the memory compression board.
  • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the USB connector bracket away from the edge of the memory compression board.

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Grab the memory compression board by its edges at the position shown in the first picture. Pull the memory compression board straight up off the DC/DC board to avoid damaging the connector on the underside of the memory compression board.
  • Grab the memory compression board by its edges at the position shown in the first picture.

  • Pull the memory compression board straight up off the DC/DC board to avoid damaging the connector on the underside of the memory compression board.

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Conclusion

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

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