Introduction

If the device fails to charge or connect to a computer, consider using this guide to replace the USB charging port.

Turn off and unplug the device before starting replacement. Flip the device so that the screen faces down, with the back facing up.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

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Removing the panel too quickly may damage the cable that attaches parts between the two panels.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

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The motherboard attaches to the back panel with three 3.5mm long screws. Unscrew the three screws with a PH000 screwdriver.
  • The motherboard attaches to the back panel with three 3.5mm long screws.

  • Unscrew the three screws with a PH000 screwdriver.

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Solder beads attach the wires that connect the motherboard to other parts, such as the battery and the speaker. Desolder the wires from the motherboard. For detailed information, refer to the Solder and Desolder guide.
  • Solder beads attach the wires that connect the motherboard to other parts, such as the battery and the speaker.

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

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Some of the wires attach to the panel with tape as well. Use tweezers to gently lift the tape from the wires and plastic.
  • Some of the wires attach to the panel with tape as well.

  • Use tweezers to gently lift the tape from the wires and plastic.

  • Desolder the wires from the motherboard.

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Use tweezers to gently lift the yellow tape that tapes down the yellow flat cable.
  • Use tweezers to gently lift the yellow tape that tapes down the yellow flat cable.

  • Desolder the flat cable.

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There is a grey wire attached to the back side of the motherboard. Flip the motherboard over to the side so that the grey wire and its solder bead faces up.
  • There is a grey wire attached to the back side of the motherboard.

  • Flip the motherboard over to the side so that the grey wire and its solder bead faces up.

  • Desolder the gray wire from the motherboard.

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Use tweezers to lift the motherboard from the panel. Use tweezers to lift the motherboard from the panel.
  • Use tweezers to lift the motherboard from the panel.

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Conclusion

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

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