Introduction

If major problems occur with the device and problems still can not be fixed after following troubleshooting guides, there may be a circuit board issue. This guide gives instructions on how to replace a broken circuit board.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the rear cover by pressing down on the cover and pulling it away from the device.
  • Remove the rear cover by pressing down on the cover and pulling it away from the device.

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Place your finger on the back of the battery located near the edge of the device.
  • Place your finger on the back of the battery located near the edge of the device.

  • Push your finger into the battery and lift up to pop the battery out of the device.

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  • Using a metal spudger, pry open the device around the seam between the front and back cover.

  • It may be difficult to split apart, so use force with caution.

  • It may seem like you are breaking the device, but you will only be breaking the adhesive lining that keeps the device sealed.

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  • Once the seal has been broken all the way around, open the cases using your hands.

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  • To disconnect the antenna, pull up on the antenna's connection to the circuit board until it pops off.

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  • Simply pick up the circuit board with your fingers and remove it from the case.

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  • Apply double-sided stick tape to the inner top and bottom halves of the device along the seam that was previously unsealed.

  • Snap the two halves together along the adhesive line to reconnect it as it previously was.

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Conclusion

After the circuit board is replaced the device should function properly again. When reassembling the device, keep in mind that you will need adhesive to keep the device together.

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Hello, where do you purchase the new circuit board?

David - Reply

I've tried every thing to get this device to work properly. Sic results. Sic.

Clennis Jones - Reply

Where and how can I get this thing replaced?

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