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Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement

What you need

  1. Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Pry the seam between the screen and the case and slide it on all four sides with a large plastic opening tool until the plastic case comes off.

  2. Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the device off of the case and flip over the device so that it sits screen side down.

  3. Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • The device is now free from the plastic case.

  4. Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Plastic Cards
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    • Wedge a plastic card beneath the battery unit and wiggle the card side to side and up and down gently until the glue sealing the battery to the device is broken.

  5. Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Peel back any yellow tape not directly attached to the battery.

    • Using a soldering iron, desolder the two wires that connect the battery to the motherboard.

  6. Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement, Speaker: step 6, image 1 of 2 Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement, Speaker: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 5mm screws attached to the top right and bottom left corners of the speaker

  7. Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Solder off the wires connecting the speaker to the device

  8. Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the speaker out of the casing to release it.

  9. Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement, Motherboard: step 9, image 1 of 2 Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement, Motherboard: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Using the ph#00 screwdriver, remove the four 5mm screws connecting the motherboard to the casing.

  10. Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 3 Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 3 Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Using a spudger or a fingernail, detach the two ribbons from the motherboard by pushing the plastic tab away from the Zero Insertion Force connectors.

    • As the name implies, no force is needed to plug in or remove the cable.

    • Be sure you are prying the plastic tabs connected tab and not the connector itself.

  11. Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Now carefully remove the motherboard.

  12. Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement, Charging port: step 12, image 1 of 2 Polaroid PMID4312 Charging Port Replacement, Charging port: step 12, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • Desolder each side of the USB port where it is attached to the motherboard.

    • The USB port will now be loosened from the motherboard.

    • Using tweezers, pull the USB port straight out from the motherboard without wiggling it up, down, or side to side.

    • The USB port is now replaceable.

Conclusion

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

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