Introduction

This replacement process calls for soldering electronic components and smelly adhesive. Attempt if comfortable working with a soldering gun and fine details. For more information about desoldering, see this helpful guide.

  1. Remove the two 7 mm screws on the top of the device using a J00 Phillips screwdriver to turn them counterclockwise.
    • Remove the two 7 mm screws on the top of the device using a J00 Phillips screwdriver to turn them counterclockwise.

    • If the screw heads have corroded or been stripped, it may be necessary to use a larger screwdriver head, such as the J0.

  2. Pry the seam between the screen and the case 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 on all four sides with a large plastic opening tool until the plastic case comes off.

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

    • The device is now free from the plastic casing.

    • The power and/or volume buttons may fall out at this point. There is no problem with this; however, be sure to remember to reinstall them when reassembling the device.

    • Set the device on a heat safe surface.

    • Desolder from the motherboard the red wire that connects to the battery unit.

    • Desolder from the motherboard the black wire that connects to the battery unit.

    • If either of the wires do not come completely free when desoldering, use tweezers to gently pull them free.

    • Desolder the following components from the motherboard.

    • Desolder from the motherboard the red wire that connects to the speaker unit.

    • Desolder from the motherboard the black wire that connects to the speaker unit.

    • Desolder from the motherboard the gray wire that runs along the edge of the device.

    • The motherboard will now be detached from any wires connecting to the device.

    • If any of the wires do not detach completely during the desoldering process, then gently pull them off using tweezers.

    • Use tweezers to unstick the medium width yellow ribbon cable from the motherboard

    • Use a small plastic opening tool to slide the two small black holding clips off of the white connector to which the medium width yellow ribbon cable is attached.

    • Use your fingers to gently pull the medium width yellow ribbon cable out of the white connector.

    • Repeat the last two actions to disconnect the narrower yellow ribbon cable and the wider yellow ribbon cable from the motherboard.

    • The motherboard will now be detached from any ribbon cables connecting to the device.

    • Use the PH000 screwdriver remove the four 5 mm screws along the bottom edge of the motherboard, turning them counterclockwise.

    • Using your index finger and thumb, lift the motherboard out of the device.

Conclusion

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

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