Introduction

Due to numerous reasons the Power and Micro USB Ports may stop working. Unfortunately the individual ports are soldered onto the Port Panel itself and can not be individually replaced. This guide will show you step by step how to replace a faulty Micro USB / Power Port Panel. To do this, you will need to start by preparing a clean, dry, and flat work space. You may also want to have a small container ready to keep your screws and other small pieces in.

Image 1/1: Use the plastic opening tool  to lift and remove the rubber grommet plugs.
  • Working on your device while it is turned on may result in electric shock. Make sure to shut down and unplug your device before you begin.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift and remove the rubber grommet plugs.

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Image 1/1: Remove the base plate and set it to the side.
  • Using a Philips head screwdriver, remove 4 (9.5mm x 1.6mm) screws from the base plate.

  • Remove the base plate and set it to the side.

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Image 1/1: Place the speaker body on the table touch pad down. This will leave you with the Port Panel exposed.
  • Remove the outer dust cover sheath by holding the rim of the touch pad with one hand and pulling the sheath in the opposite direction with the other hand.

  • Place the speaker body on the table touch pad down. This will leave you with the Port Panel exposed.

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Image 1/2: With caution remove the Port Panel from the speaker body, exposing the ribbon cables. Image 2/2: With caution remove the Port Panel from the speaker body, exposing the ribbon cables.
  • Remove the 2 exposed (9.5mm x 1.6mm) Phillips head screws on the Port Panel.

  • With caution remove the Port Panel from the speaker body, exposing the ribbon cables.

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  • With one hand hold the Port Panel. With the other hand remove the two ribbon cables one at a time by pressing the locking clip down on the ribbon cable connectors and pulling the connector away from the Port Panel.

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Conclusion

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

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