Introduction

This guide will show you how to take off the back panel of the device and take out and replace the battery.

Begin by separating the back panel from the screen glass assembly using the plastic opening tool.
  • Begin by separating the back panel from the screen glass assembly using the plastic opening tool.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool between the edge of the glass screen and the metal frame around the device.

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Continue around the entire device until the back panel is completely separated from the screen. Continue around the entire device until the back panel is completely separated from the screen.
  • Continue around the entire device until the back panel is completely separated from the screen.

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Remove the four 2.5mm Phillips #000 screws. Remove the four 2.5mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • Remove the four 2.5mm Phillips #000 screws.

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Gently pull up on the plastic tab that has red, blue and black wires that connects the battery to the motherboard.
  • Gently pull up on the plastic tab that has red, blue and black wires that connects the battery to the motherboard.

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The battery should be completely disconnected and the new one can be installed.
  • The battery should be completely disconnected and the new one can be installed.

Just two things I’d like to add. In step 2, one can see where the bottom clips to the top with the mainboard, and it’s easier if one pries adjacent to those clips. Secondly, one shouldn’t tighten the screws for the battery too much, I tightened them till they were tight but ended up having to take it apart again and loosen them by around a turn or so. If they are too tight, they will warp the diffuser/reflector/light guide for the LCD panel and there’ll be brighter spots in the LCD screen. The screws originally have thread lock, so I guess if one isn’t confident the screws will stay in place it’s best to re-apply some, though as they are screwing into a plastic frame, the hope is that the plastic provides enough friction for the screw to remain in place.

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Conclusion

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

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