Introduction

If the motherboard needs to be replaced, this guide will demonstrate how to do so.

Image 1/1: Be sure your device is turned off.
  • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the four 4.0 mm screws on the back of the device.

  • Be sure your device is turned off.

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Image 1/1: To ensure you don't damage your device, insert the opening tool and slide it the entire length of the gap on both sides of the device.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to separate the display housing from from the device.

  • To ensure you don't damage your device, insert the opening tool and slide it the entire length of the gap on both sides of the device.

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Image 1/2: Locate the two 2.0 mm black screws and unscrew using a Phillips PH00 bit. The connector will detach from the device. Image 2/2: Locate the two 2.0 mm black screws and unscrew using a Phillips PH00 bit. The connector will detach from the device.
  • Gently pry back the metal flap on top of the connector.

  • Locate the two 2.0 mm black screws and unscrew using a Phillips PH00 bit. The connector will detach from the device.

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  • On the display, use a plastic opening tool to lift up the two ribbon cables the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Using a heat gun, heat up the display for 4 to 5 minutes, making sure the move the heat gun around to distribute the heat around the display. This heats up the adhesive making the motherboard easier to remove
  • The motherboard is attached to the display using an adhesive

    • Using a heat gun, heat up the display for 4 to 5 minutes, making sure the move the heat gun around to distribute the heat around the display. This heats up the adhesive making the motherboard easier to remove

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Image 1/2: Slowly pry up the motherboard from the display. Image 2/2: Slowly pry up the motherboard from the display.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, carefully insert the opening tool in between the bezel and the motherboard and slide it the entire length of the logic board.

  • Slowly pry up the motherboard from the display.

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Conclusion

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

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