Palm IIIx Motherboard Assembly Replacement

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Installing a new motherboard assembly which contains the processor and software package.

Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

  • Place the Palm IIIx face down on a flat surface.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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  • Push down, lift up on, and remove battery cover.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the old batteries one at a time.

Edit Step 4 Motherboard Assembly  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4 Motherboard Assembly  ¶ 

  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four screws that hold the back cover in place.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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  • Hold the device on its side, positioning your hands as shown.

  • Remove the back cover by pushing in with your thumbs and pulling outward with the rest of your fingers.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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  • Hold the screen and front cover on its side, facing the screen inward as shown.

  • Position your hands so that you can push the screen outward with your thumbs.

  • Remove the screen by pushing outward with your thumbs. Use your index fingers to hold the front cover in place.

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  • Position the device with the screen facing down.

  • Locate the white ribbon wire on the left hand side of the device.

  • On either side of the ribbon wire are two white clasps. Gently push the two clasps away from the board (to the left).

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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  • Detach the ribbon wire by gently pulling it out of its connector.

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  • Separate the motherboard from the screen.

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  • Now the motherboard assembly can be replaced successfully.

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

For more information, check out the Palm IIIx device page.

Required Tools

Phillips #00 Screwdriver

$5.95 · 50+ In stock

Recommended Tools

54 Bit Driver Kit

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Magnetic Project Mat

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Pro Tech Screwdriver Set

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Anti-Static Project Tray

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