Introduction

If your device won't read SD cards you may need to replace the SD card reader. Be careful of the three tri-wing screws on the SD card reader, as these are soft and strip easily. Go slow and press down firmly on the screw.

Image 1/1: The screws on the back panel strip easily. Go slowly and press down firmly.
  • Unscrew the two 3mm Phillips #0 head screws along the top edge of the device.

  • The screws on the back panel strip easily. Go slowly and press down firmly.

  • The screws on the back panel are held in by locking washers, so they won't come out of the back panel.

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Image 1/2: Pull the faceplate up and out of the slots at the bottom of the device. Image 2/2: Set aside the back faceplate.
  • Pull the top corner tabs of the front face plate outward and towards you.

  • Pull the faceplate up and out of the slots at the bottom of the device.

  • Set aside the back faceplate.

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Image 1/3: Pry the battery up with the plastic opening tool. Image 2/3: Pry the battery up with the plastic opening tool. Image 3/3: Pry the battery up with the plastic opening tool.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the notch at the top of the battery.

  • Pry the battery up with the plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/1: The bottom of the SD card reader should slightly pop out after removing the screws.
  • Unscrew the three 3mm Y0 screws along the right and bottom of the SD card reader.

  • The bottom of the SD card reader should slightly pop out after removing the screws.

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Image 1/1: Don't completely pull the SD card out of the device yet. There is a ribbon cable connected under the SD card reader.
  • Pull the SD card reader from the edge with two holes gently to free the tab at the top of the SD card reader.

  • Don't completely pull the SD card out of the device yet. There is a ribbon cable connected under the SD card reader.

  • Reorient the device so that the power jack faces you.

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Image 1/2: Use a plastic opening tool to pry the SD card ribbon cable off the socket on the motherboard. Image 2/2: Lift the SD card reader out off of the lower casing.
  • Lift the SD card reader gently.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the SD card ribbon cable off the socket on the motherboard.

  • Lift the SD card reader out off of the lower casing.

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Conclusion

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

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