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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the mainboard and navigation board in your Parrot AR.Drone 2.0.

AR.Drone 2.0 spare parts and mounting tools are available from several Parrot retailers.

Video Overview

  1. Disconnect the battery by pulling the two red wires apart. Remove the battery by releasing the battery retaining straps.
    • Disconnect the battery by pulling the two red wires apart.

    • Remove the battery by releasing the battery retaining straps.

  2. Turn the drone upside down. The cover is held on by plastic tape. Peel off the tape and use a spudger to remove the back cover.
    • Turn the drone upside down.

    • The cover is held on by plastic tape. Peel off the tape and use a spudger to remove the back cover.

  3. Using a spudger, separate the connector for the downward camera. Remove the camera from the body by pulling it off the foam body. Remove the camera from the body by pulling it off the foam body.
    • Using a spudger, separate the connector for the downward camera.

    • Remove the camera from the body by pulling it off the foam body.

  4. Use a spudger to release the black retaining clip. Then  disconnect the connector to the sensors. Use tweezers to carefully remove the ribbon from the connector.
    • Use a spudger to release the black retaining clip. Then disconnect the connector to the sensors.

    • Use tweezers to carefully remove the ribbon from the connector.

  5. Remove the four 8mm torx screws with a T6 bit.
    • Remove the four 8mm torx screws with a T6 bit.

    • Remove the four 8mm philips head screws with a PH00 bit.

  6. Carefully pull the secondary board from the mainboard. Carefully pull the secondary board from the mainboard.
    • Carefully pull the secondary board from the mainboard.

  7. Turn the drone right side up Remove the USB connector from the battery retaining straps. Remove the USB connector from the battery retaining straps.
    • Turn the drone right side up

    • Remove the USB connector from the battery retaining straps.

  8. Release the rubber clip holding the USB and battery power cable to the body.
    • Release the rubber clip holding the USB and battery power cable to the body.

  9. Avoid using sharp tools near the battery. Push the USB and power cable through the battery panel.
    • Avoid using sharp tools near the battery.

    • Push the USB and power cable through the battery panel.

  10. Turn the drone upside down again. Use a spudger to release the connector and carefully remove the ribbon.
    • Turn the drone upside down again.

    • Use a spudger to release the connector and carefully remove the ribbon.

  11. Lift the mainboard up so that you can access the back. Disconnect the first connector with the white wires using a nylon spudger.
    • Lift the mainboard up so that you can access the back.

    • Disconnect the first connector with the white wires using a nylon spudger.

    • Disconnect the second connector with the red and black wires using a spudger.

  12. The mainboard is now fully detached and can be removed.
    • The mainboard is now fully detached and can be removed.

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