Introduction

The motherboard contains most of the electrical components of the device. It is a delicate piece of hardware but can easily be removed.

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

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

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