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    • Remove any external cables from the device and place the device face down on a flat surface.

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    • Remove the battery door cover located on the left hand side.

    • Remove the battery from the device.

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    • Using a flat tool, remove the warranty sticker. Removing this sticker will expose two screws.

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    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two black 5.2 mm screws marked in red.

    • Remove the two silver 2.4 mm screws marked in orange.

    • Remove the silver 4.4 mm screw marked in yellow at the bottom of the case.

    • Remove the two black 5.4 mm screws marked in green on the back of the case.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the face plate off of the device.

    • Be gentle when prying the face plate as you do not want to crack or scratch it.

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    • Remove the top left and right trigger buttons by simply pulling them out.

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    • Using a plastic opening tool, lift the left side of the bottom circuit that includes the home, start, pause, and volume buttons.

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    • Disconnect the zero-insertion force (ZIF) connector by unlocking the locking tab with a plastic opening tool.

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    • Using a plastic opening tool, lift the LCD screen from in between the metal brackets.

    • Start at the bottom of the screen for an efficient removal.

    • Be very careful as the screen is very fragile.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to unlock all the ribbon cables attached from the LCD screen to the motherboard.

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    • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two silver 4.2mm screws marked in red.

    • Remove the three silver 3mm screws marked in orange.

    • Remove the black 4.2mm screw marked in yellow.

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    • Once all screws are removed, gently lift the metal cage from the bottom.

    • If there is resistance, slide the open button on top of the device as it may be latched to the cage.

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    • Remove the single 4.4mm screw that holds the D-Pad in place using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Underneath the D-Pad, unlock the ZIF connector holding the ribbon cable in place using the plastic opening tool.

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    • Using a plastic opening tool, unlock the small black clip that is located underneath the circuit board.

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    • Using a plastic opening tool, remove the steel bracket under the right trigger.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to unlock all of the ZIF connectors and disconnect all cables from the motherboard.

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    • Using a plastic opening tool, unclip the cable from the circuit and begin to remove any tape securing any cables.

    • Remove the single 1.5 mm screw on the bottom right of the power input using the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the cable.

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    • Above the charging input cable is the wireless antenna. Gently lift and place the wireless antenna on the left-hand side as it cannot be completely removed.

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    • Remove the speaker cables highlighted on the bottom middle by removing any tape.

    • Using a flat tool unclip the cables from the motherboard along with the ribbon cable on the right.

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    • Using your fingers or a plastic opening tool, slide the UMD drive ribbon cable from the lock to release it.

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    • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the single 4.4 mm screw located on the top right of the motherboard.

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    • Gently lift the motherboard up and away to remove it from the device.

    • Carefully and slowly remove the motherboard as you do not want to damage anything caught onto the board.

Conclusion

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

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