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Polaroid PMID701i 10 Battery Replacement

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  1. Polaroid PMID701i 10 Battery Replacement, Panel: step 1, image 1 of 2 Polaroid PMID701i 10 Battery Replacement, Panel: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Turn off and unplug the device before starting replacement.

    • Flip the device so that the screen faces down, with the back facing up.

    • The back panel attaches to the device with four 4.0mm long screws, one at each corner, indicated by the red circles in the picture.

    • Unscrew the four screws with a PH000 screwdriver.

  2. Polaroid PMID701i 10 Battery Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Polaroid PMID701i 10 Battery Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Flip the device over so that the screen faces up, and the back faces down.

    • Separate the front panel using the Opening Tool on a corner to create an opening.

    • Removing the frame for the first time may take a significant amount of force.

    • Run the tool along the seams of the device to open up all the sides.

  3. Polaroid PMID701i 10 Battery Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Removing the panel too quickly may damage the cable that attaches parts between the two panels.

    • Gently lift the top panel from the bottom panel.

  4. Polaroid PMID701i 10 Battery Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Polaroid PMID701i 10 Battery Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • The flexible flat cables (FFC) attach to parts in the bottom panel with zero insertion force (ZIF) connectors.

    • Use the Opening tool to flip up the black retaining flap on the smaller connector.

    • Gently lift the cable, parallel to the panel, to detach it.

  5. Polaroid PMID701i 10 Battery Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Polaroid PMID701i 10 Battery Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Use the Opening tool to flip up the black retaining flap on the larger connector.

    • Gently lift the cable, parallel to the panel, to detach it.

  6. Polaroid PMID701i 10 Battery Replacement, Battery: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • The battery is wrapped with tape. It is attached to the back plastic panel by glue.

    • The battery may bend if detached using a spudger or other small tool.

    • Grip the the battery by hand.

    • Due to the glue and shape of the battery it, it may take a significant amount of force to lift it.

    • Lift the battery, by hand, to remove it from the glue and panel.

  7. Polaroid PMID701i 10 Battery Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • The battery attaches to the motherboard with two wires, one red and one black.

    • Desolder the wires from the motherboard. For detailed information, refer to the Solder and Desolder guide.

  8. Polaroid PMID701i 10 Battery Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Gently remove the battery, with the wires, from the panel and motherboard completely.

Conclusion

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

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