Introduction

This guide will be helpful in the case that your device will not charge or has been dislodged. In this guide you will be using a #1 and #1.5 screwdriver, to remove screws and components. Once you have access to the motherboard, locate and use soldering techniques to remove USB connector.

Unscrew all twelve Hex Head 1.5 (Length-3/8", Head- 1/8") screws using a 1.5mm hex screwdriver.
  • Unscrew all twelve Hex Head 1.5 (Length-3/8", Head- 1/8") screws using a 1.5mm hex screwdriver.

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

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Remove the rubber casing by using your fingers to pull off. Be sure not tear or rip rubber casing.
  • Remove the rubber casing by using your fingers to pull off. Be sure not tear or rip rubber casing.

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Flip the device upside down and remove all eight Phillips (Length-3/8", Head-1/8") Screws using a standard #1 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Flip the device upside down and remove all eight Phillips (Length-3/8", Head-1/8") Screws using a standard #1 Phillips screwdriver.

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Use plastic opening tool to pry off back plate. Move the plastic opening tool along the the device to further pry open the device.
  • Use plastic opening tool to pry off back plate.

  • Move the plastic opening tool along the the device to further pry open the device.

  • Be careful when taking this plate off. You may accidentally damage the water proof seal.

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Identify the two Phillips (Length-5/16", Head-1/8") screws holding the battery in place and remove them using a #1 screwdriver. Identify the two Phillips (Length-5/16", Head-1/8") screws holding the battery in place and remove them using a #1 screwdriver.
  • Identify the two Phillips (Length-5/16", Head-1/8") screws holding the battery in place and remove them using a #1 screwdriver.

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Remove the ICR18650-26M battery from its position by pulling upwards and out of the casing.
  • Remove the ICR18650-26M battery from its position by pulling upwards and out of the casing.

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Identify the motherboard and three Phillips (Length-1/8", Head-1/8") screws and remove them using a #1 screwdriver. Identify the motherboard and three Phillips (Length-1/8", Head-1/8") screws and remove them using a #1 screwdriver.
  • Identify the motherboard and three Phillips (Length-1/8", Head-1/8") screws and remove them using a #1 screwdriver.

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Pull the motherboard up and out to remove. Pull the motherboard up and out to remove.
  • Pull the motherboard up and out to remove.

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Identify the USB connector. Remove and replace the component with a functioning USB device. Refer to the link below for soldering techniques. How To Solder and Desolder Connections

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Conclusion

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

Jose Muzaurieta

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Any way to buy the entire motherboard? Any suggestion where can I buy it?

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