Introduction

Use this guide to replace your headset's motherboard

Image 1/3: Squeeze both sides of the battery cover. Image 2/3: While squeezing, pull the cover up slowly to remove it. Image 3/3: While squeezing, pull the cover up slowly to remove it.
  • Flip the headset face down.

  • Squeeze both sides of the battery cover.

  • While squeezing, pull the cover up slowly to remove it.

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  • Locate and detatch the white connector that connects the wires of the battery to the wires of the headset.

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Image 1/2: Apply additional heat at the tip of the microphone. Image 2/2: Apply additional heat at the tip of the microphone.
  • Use a hairdryer or heat gun to melt the adhesive along the crevice that joins the black and silver components.

  • Apply additional heat at the tip of the microphone.

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Image 1/2: Be aware of the two plastic connectors inside the headset. If the black cover does not come off smoothly, apply additional heat on the connectors. Image 2/2: Be aware of the two plastic connectors inside the headset. If the black cover does not come off smoothly, apply additional heat on the connectors.
  • After heating the headset, use the plastic opening tool to carefully pry the black cover from the headset.

  • Be aware of the two plastic connectors inside the headset. If the black cover does not come off smoothly, apply additional heat on the connectors.

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Image 1/2: You will have to lift the microphone straight up because it is held in place by a small piece of plastic. Image 2/2: You will have to lift the microphone straight up because it is held in place by a small piece of plastic.
  • Remove the microphone from the tip of the plastic.

  • You will have to lift the microphone straight up because it is held in place by a small piece of plastic.

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Image 1/2: Use the plastic opening tool to separate the speaker casing from the headset face. Image 2/2: Add extra heat to the sides to melt the adhesive between the plastic connectors.
  • Use the heat gun to melt the adhesive connecting the headset face to the speaker casing.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the speaker casing from the headset face.

  • Add extra heat to the sides to melt the adhesive between the plastic connectors.

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  • Slowly separate the motherboard from the rest of the headset.

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Image 1/1: Use a hairdryer or heat gun to melt the glue off of the motherboard.
  • Locate the microphone wires on the bottom of the motherboard.

  • Use a hairdryer or heat gun to melt the glue off of the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Use a soldering iron to remove the solder that holds the wires to the motherboard.
  • Flip the device over.

  • Use a soldering iron to remove the solder that holds the wires to the motherboard.

  • For help soldering, click here.

  • The microphone piece should be completely detached from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Using a plastic opening tool, prop open the edges. Image 2/3: Gently pull the black speaker casing up to remove it. Image 3/3: Gently pull the black speaker casing up to remove it.
  • Using a blow dryer or a heat gun, heat the crevice to melt the adhesive between the plastic covers.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, prop open the edges.

  • Gently pull the black speaker casing up to remove it.

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Image 1/2: The wires should come off as they are not soldered to the motherboard. Image 2/2: The wires should come off as they are not soldered to the motherboard.
  • Use the heat gun or blow dryer to melt the glue that connects the wires to the headset's motherboard.

  • The wires should come off as they are not soldered to the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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