Introduction

If you are having issues with keeping a charge or your battery is dead, use this guide to properly replace your batteries.

Have the front of the device facing you.
  • Have the front of the device facing you.

  • Begin near one of the curved edges of the device.

  • Place plastic opening tool between the front and back panels.

  • If a plastic opening tool doesn’t work, using a metal spudger may work, but it may damage the plastic on the device.

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Once the plastic opening tool is fully inserted, wedge it around device’s edges to separate the panels. Lift the back panel off of the device.
  • Once the plastic opening tool is fully inserted, wedge it around device’s edges to separate the panels.

  • Lift the back panel off of the device.

  • The back panel will make a clicking noise while being lifted off of the device.

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Starting with the white ribbon cable, carefully flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF connector. Slide out the ribbon cable.
  • Starting with the white ribbon cable, carefully flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF connector.

  • Slide out the ribbon cable.

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Flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF connector with the black ribbon cable. Slide out the ribbon cable. Slide out the ribbon cable.
  • Flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF connector with the black ribbon cable.

  • Slide out the ribbon cable.

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Flip up retaining flap on the ZIF connector.
  • Flip up retaining flap on the ZIF connector.

  • Slide out orange ribbon cable.

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Use Phillips # 000 to remove ten of the 4 mm .3 cm screws around the battery. Slide a plastic opening tool under the bottom of the battery close to the speakers and lift up.
  • Use Phillips # 000 to remove ten of the 4 mm .3 cm screws around the battery.

  • Slide a plastic opening tool under the bottom of the battery close to the speakers and lift up.

  • The large rectangular white and black piece is the entire battery, be careful not to puncture it.

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Conclusion

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

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