Introduction

If you are having trouble with the USB port or solar panel, then these steps should be used to replace it altogether.

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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Solder the two contact points identified by the "S+" and "S-" to disconnect the USB assembly. Solder the two contact points identified by the "S+" and "S-" to disconnect the USB assembly.
  • Solder the two contact points identified by the "S+" and "S-" to disconnect the USB assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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