Introduction

A brief description on how to remove the logic board

Lay device face down on surface.
  • Lay device face down on surface.

Heat the left and top edges with hairdryer for one minute. Move hairdryer back and forth to evenly heat up surface.
  • Heat the left and top edges with hairdryer for one minute.

  • Move hairdryer back and forth to evenly heat up surface.

  • Caution: directly heating the screen can melt or distort the screen.

Use tweezers to hold Palm right side down on it's side.
  • Use tweezers to hold Palm right side down on it's side.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry open front and back casing.

  • If you are unable to open you may need to heat with hairdryer for longer.

  • Be sure not to touch case directly with fingers, it will be hot!

Leave plastic opening tools in between front and back casing.
  • Leave plastic opening tools in between front and back casing.

  • Rotate Palm and repeat steps 2 and 3 for right and back edges.

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Now pry open front and back casing with plastic opening tools. Separate front and back casing completely. Power button will fall off once front and back casing have been removed. Be sure not to lose it.
  • Now pry open front and back casing with plastic opening tools.

  • Separate front and back casing completely.

  • Power button will fall off once front and back casing have been removed. Be sure not to lose it.

In order to seperate the screen from the motherboard you must disconnect the ribbon attached to the screen. To do this, using tweezers, flip up the cable clamp that is connecting the ribbon to the screen.
  • In order to seperate the screen from the motherboard you must disconnect the ribbon attached to the screen.

  • To do this, using tweezers, flip up the cable clamp that is connecting the ribbon to the screen.

  • Once the clamp is up you can use the tweezers to gently detach the ribbon.

Now you must flip up the adjacent clamp as well, using tweezers like before. After the clamp is flipped you can gently remove the second ribbon with tweezers. After the clamp is flipped you can gently remove the second ribbon with tweezers.
  • Now you must flip up the adjacent clamp as well, using tweezers like before.

  • After the clamp is flipped you can gently remove the second ribbon with tweezers.

Before removing the screen you must detach one more wire, the battery connector. Using the tweezers, squeeze the connector attached to the wire and genlty pull.
  • Before removing the screen you must detach one more wire, the battery connector.

  • Using the tweezers, squeeze the connector attached to the wire and genlty pull.

  • Do not pull from the wire.

Now that both ribbons and the wire are disconeccted, you can apply a downward pressure to the battery. You will have to carefully rotate the frame so that the battery can go through.
  • Now that both ribbons and the wire are disconeccted, you can apply a downward pressure to the battery. You will have to carefully rotate the frame so that the battery can go through.

Lift up the black flap covering the ribbon cable with your hand
  • Lift up the black flap covering the ribbon cable with your hand

  • With the spudger, left green cable clamp

  • Gently remove ribbon cable from clamp

With your hands, pop out the logic board from the casing
  • With your hands, pop out the logic board from the casing

  • If board bends significantly, trying pushing from another angle

Conclusion

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

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