Introduction

This guide will illustrate how to remove the motherboard.

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  • Remove the two 5mm screws from the bottom of the device using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Slide the tool clockwise around the case until all the clips are removed. Image 2/3: Do not completely separate the case from the screen because  there is a wire connecting the motherboard to the speaker. Image 3/3: Do not completely separate the case from the screen because  there is a wire connecting the motherboard to the speaker.
  • Place the plastic opening tool between the case and the screen.

  • Slide the tool clockwise around the case until all the clips are removed.

  • Do not completely separate the case from the screen because there is a wire connecting the motherboard to the speaker.

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Image 1/3: Learn more about soldering with this [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|soldering technique guide.] Image 2/3: Using the blue plastic opening tool, lift the battery away from the device. Image 3/3: Using the blue plastic opening tool, lift the battery away from the device.
  • Desolder the two wires that connect the battery to the motherboard.

  • Learn more about soldering with this soldering technique guide.

  • Using the blue plastic opening tool, lift the battery away from the device.

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Image 1/3: Pry the speaker from the casing with a plastic opening tool. Image 2/3: Pry the speaker from the casing with a plastic opening tool. Image 3/3: Pry the speaker from the casing with a plastic opening tool.
  • Desolder the wire connected from the speaker to the motherboard.

  • Pry the speaker from the casing with a plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/3: Use tweezers to remove the ribbon cables from the zift connectors. Image 2/3: Use tweezers to remove the ribbon cables from the zift connectors. Image 3/3: Use tweezers to remove the ribbon cables from the zift connectors.
  • Use the spudger to lift up the black tab on all three ZIF connectors.

  • Use tweezers to remove the ribbon cables from the zift connectors.

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  • Use Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the three 3mm screws on the motherboard.

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  • Use a spudger or plastic opening tool to lift up the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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