Introduction

Charging port is very important for every device. If you don't fix it on time, the device won't turn on anymore.

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  • 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.

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  • Lift the device off of the case and flip over the device so that it sits screen side down.

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  • The device is now free from the plastic case.

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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.

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Image 1/1: Using a soldering iron, desolder the two wires that connect the battery to the motherboard.
  • 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.

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  • Remove the two 5mm screws attached to the top right and bottom left corners of the speaker

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  • Solder off the wires connecting the speaker to the device

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  • Pull the speaker out of the casing to release it.

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  • Using the ph#00 screwdriver, remove the four 5mm screws connecting the motherboard to the casing.

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Image 1/3: As the name implies, no force is needed to plug in or remove the cable. Image 2/3: Be sure you are prying the plastic tabs connected tab and not the connector itself. Image 3/3: Be sure you are prying the plastic tabs connected tab and not the connector itself.
  • 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.

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  • Now carefully remove the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: The USB port will now be loosened from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Using tweezers, pull the USB port straight out from the motherboard without wiggling it up, down, or side to side.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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