Introduction

This chip allows the user to input information to the device and to navigate the MP3 player's menus.

Using a spudger, wedge the tip between the front and back case to pry them apart. Be careful to not apply excessive force since there are six fasteners on the screen's side that holds the cases firmly together. Be careful to not apply excessive force since there are six fasteners on the screen's side that holds the cases firmly together.
  • Using a spudger, wedge the tip between the front and back case to pry them apart.

  • Be careful to not apply excessive force since there are six fasteners on the screen's side that holds the cases firmly together.

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The black rubber button pad can be removed by simply picking it up.
  • The black rubber button pad can be removed by simply picking it up.

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Flip the LCD screen off the midsection plate to gain access to the space around the input button chip.
  • Flip the LCD screen off the midsection plate to gain access to the space around the input button chip.

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Using a spudger, pry off the button input chip from the mid-section of the device. To gain best leverage, start at the bottom right corner and level your way up the side of the chip.
  • Using a spudger, pry off the button input chip from the mid-section of the device. To gain best leverage, start at the bottom right corner and level your way up the side of the chip.

  • Be aware that the button input chip is glued to the mid-section, so some extra force may be required.

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Lift open the LCD screen and button input chip to access the entire midsection plate.
  • Lift open the LCD screen and button input chip to access the entire midsection plate.

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Use a Phillips Head screwdriver to unscrew the three 3/16 inch screws that were underneath the button input chip.
  • Use a Phillips Head screwdriver to unscrew the three 3/16 inch screws that were underneath the button input chip.

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Use a Phillips Head screwdriver to unscrew the three 3/16 inch screws that were underneath the LCD screen.
  • Use a Phillips Head screwdriver to unscrew the three 3/16 inch screws that were underneath the LCD screen.

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Locate the soldering joints connecting the button input pad to the motherboard.
  • Locate the soldering joints connecting the button input pad to the motherboard.

  • Hold the wires in place for easier access to the soldering joints.

  • When using a soldering iron, keep your hands and fingers as far as possible from the iron's tip to avoid burning your skin.

  • Using a soldering iron, melt the solder connecting the red wire to the motherboard. Do the same action to the black wire.

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Conclusion

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

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