Introduction

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

  1. 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.

  2. Insert the first plastic opening tool along the side to pry open the case.
    • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

Conclusion

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

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