Introduction

If you are unable to connect to Bluetooth and you have tried all troubleshooting for connecting a phone to the device, the Bluetooth module may need to be replaced. This guide will explain how to replace a broken Bluetooth module to ensure proper connectivity with the device.

Remove gimbal from base handle by loosening round plate found at the top of the handle.
  • Remove gimbal from base handle by loosening round plate found at the top of the handle.

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Use Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the three screws found on the gimbal stabilizer to detach handle from gimbal.
  • Use Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the three screws found on the gimbal stabilizer to detach handle from gimbal.

  • Carefully detach handle from gimbal and disconnect the cable that connects the two.

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  • Locate the hex screws found at the top base of the handle, and unscrew using the 1.5mm hex screwdriver.

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  • Remove joystick by gently pulling away from handle

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  • Remove the quick release PCBA by locating the connecting wires and release the ribbon cable with tweezers.

  • Use the spudger to pry open and remove the face plate, starting at the back of the handle.

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  • Locate four screws directly on top of handle.

  • Unscrew the silver, bottom two screws, that are closest to the face plate using the 00 screwdriver.

  • Unscrew the black, top two screws, located furthest from the face plate, using the 0 screwdriver.

  • Remove the remaining two screws found on the front of the faceplate.

  • Remove the rest of the face plate shell.

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  • Locate and remove the black screw found at the base of the grey mounting plate.

  • Remove the grey face plate.

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  • Open the battery hatch and remove it by using the tweezers to press the hinge into the device.

  • Remove the black screw located underneath where the battery hatch was.

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  • Use the spudger to remove the front handle casing by sliding the spudger into the area between the handle grooves.

  • Slide the spudger around the groove to find the 6 clasps that hold the front part of the handle, and unclasp them.

  • Take off the front handle section to reveal the whole interior of the device.

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  • Locate and remove the black screw in the center of the motherboard chip.

  • Remove motherboard and replace.

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Conclusion

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

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