Introduction

This will serve as a guide for the replacement of a Zune Flash 2nd Generation battery and memory board.

Image 1/2: If the device turns on while it is being disassembled it could cause irreversible damage to the device.
  • Prior to disassembly, verify the hold switch is engaged to ensure the device will not turn on during the procedure.

  • If the device turns on while it is being disassembled it could cause irreversible damage to the device.

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Image 1/2: You should hear a 'click' as the clip detaches from the device.
  • Remove the top metal clip by inserting a Zune opening tool in between the faceplate and back cover and pulling gently back as shown in the images.

  • You should hear a 'click' as the clip detaches from the device.

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Image 1/1: You will need to use a very small Tri-Wing screwdriver to ensure that you do not strip the screws.
  • Remove the two screws shown using a small Tri-Wing screwdriver.

  • You will need to use a very small Tri-Wing screwdriver to ensure that you do not strip the screws.

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  • Insert the Zune opening tool between the faceplate and the back cover, starting from the top and slowly work your way around the device.

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  • Work your way around the Zune until the back cover comes free. Remove the back plate and set it aside.

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Image 1/2: Be sure to put this set of screws aside since they are a different size than any other screws in the device.
  • Remove the three screws (5.5mm by 3mm) from the backside of the Zune using a small Tri-Wing screwdriver.

  • Be sure to put this set of screws aside since they are a different size than any other screws in the device.

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Image 1/2: Next lift the communications board that was being held down by the clear flaps.
  • Use your finger or a Zune opening tool to pry back the two clear flaps.

  • Next lift the communications board that was being held down by the clear flaps.

  • Be careful not to accidentally detach the slim ribbon that connects between the communications board and the device.

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Image 1/3: Carefully pull the ribbon out of the memory board, ensuring that the black plastic flap is up before removal to avoid the ripping the ribbon.
  • Disconnect the ribbon with the plastic opening tool by flipping up the black plastic flap where the ribbon connects to the memory board.

  • Carefully pull the ribbon out of the memory board, ensuring that the black plastic flap is up before removal to avoid the ripping the ribbon.

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Image 1/3: There is an adhesive between the battery and the device, therefore use a metal spudger to finish detaching the battery.
  • Remove the battery by prying the battery off from the bottom with a Zune opening tool.

  • There is an adhesive between the battery and the device, therefore use a metal spudger to finish detaching the battery.

  • Be sure not to puncture the battery in any way when using the metal spudger.

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  • Remove the single screw under the battery using a small Tri-Wing screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: This will disconnect the last circuit board in the device from the center frame.
  • Disconnect the faceplate from the device by depressing the two tabs located near the middle of each of the sides using a metal spudger.

  • This will disconnect the last circuit board in the device from the center frame.

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  • Remove the faceplate by using a metal spudger to separate it from the remaining components.

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Image 1/1: At this point the LCD screen should be easily separable from the device.
  • Release the LCD connector ribbon by flipping up the black switch. This will disconnect the LCD from the device.

  • At this point the LCD screen should be easily separable from the device.

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Image 1/3: Pull slowly to ensure that the ribbon isn't damaged upon removal.
  • Remove the LCD by carefully pulling directly on the ribbon.

  • Pull slowly to ensure that the ribbon isn't damaged upon removal.

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Image 1/2: It will be easiest to go in the order blue, yellow, black, red.
  • Detaching the memory board from the battery requires desoldering the 4 joints on the memory board.

  • It will be easiest to go in the order blue, yellow, black, red.

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Conclusion

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

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