Introduction

Not being able to charge your device may mean you have a bad capacitor. Follow these simple steps to get yours replaced.

Turn over the device so that the back of the device is facing up.
  • Turn over the device so that the back of the device is facing up.

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Insert the first plastic opening tool along the side to pry open the case. Sliding the plastic opening tool, while inserted, along the seam may help the removal process. Use a second plastic opening tool to help separate the remaining seams.
  • Insert the first plastic opening tool along the side to pry open the case.

  • Sliding the plastic opening tool, while inserted, along the seam may help the removal process.

  • Use a second plastic opening tool to help separate the remaining seams.

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There is a long strip of double sided adhesive foam tape that prevents the back case from easily being removed. Pull the back case off by applying steady pressure to remove it from the adhesive foam tape.
  • There is a long strip of double sided adhesive foam tape that prevents the back case from easily being removed.

  • Pull the back case off by applying steady pressure to remove it from the adhesive foam tape.

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Use the Phillips precision screwdriver to unscrew the two 5.0 mm Phillips screws from the circuit board. Remove the solar panel and circuit board from the front case.
  • Use the Phillips precision screwdriver to unscrew the two 5.0 mm Phillips screws from the circuit board.

  • Remove the solar panel and circuit board from the front case.

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Use the soldering station to desolder the two contact points around the connections of the capacitor to loosen the metal.
  • Use the soldering station to desolder the two contact points around the connections of the capacitor to loosen the metal.

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Pull the capacitor through the circuit board to remove it.
  • Pull the capacitor through the circuit board to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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