Introduction

The Palm Zire m150 may sometimes need a motherboard replacement depending on the diagnosis. This guide will teach you how to replace that motherboard if that is the remedy needed after going through the troubleshooting steps.

Lift up the flap on the Palm Zire M150.
  • Lift up the flap on the Palm Zire M150.

  • For the purpose of this guide and being able to see clearly, we removed the flap completely. You can keep your flap on if you wish.

  • If you wish to remove it, gently lift up and pull horizontally. It should come off without an issue.

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Take the screwdriver from the IFixit toolkit and use the T6 bit. Unscrew the the top two 3mm screws above where the flap was connected to the device.
  • Take the screwdriver from the IFixit toolkit and use the T6 bit. Unscrew the the top two 3mm screws above where the flap was connected to the device.

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Gently pull the top cover off the device using both hands. Gently pull the top cover off the device using both hands.
  • Gently pull the top cover off the device using both hands.

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Remove the screen from the motherboard.
  • Remove the screen from the motherboard.

  • Be careful not to break the connector that connects the screen to motherboard.

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Carefully remove the battery by prying up away from the  motherboard.
  • Carefully remove the battery by prying up away from the motherboard.

  • Battery is glued to motherboard.

  • Remove the positive and negative terminals from the motherboard.

  • Slowly remove the motherboard by lifting upward and out of the bottom case housing.

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Insert NEW motherboard into the bottom case housing. On the NEW motherboard, use a soldering iron to solder the positive and negative terminals to the new motherboard.
  • Insert NEW motherboard into the bottom case housing.

  • On the NEW motherboard, use a soldering iron to solder the positive and negative terminals to the new motherboard.

  • Let solder cool before reassembling unit.

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Conclusion

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

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