Introduction

With this guide you will learn how to replace faulty battery spring contacts that may have been disconnected from motherboard or corroded by and exploding battery.

Locate and remove the screw on the bottom of the device. The screw is next to the battery compartment lid. Locate and remove the screw on the bottom of the device. The screw is next to the battery compartment lid.
  • Locate and remove the screw on the bottom of the device. The screw is next to the battery compartment lid.

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Remove the battery compartment cover. Then remove the battery. You'll need both the cover and the battery out of the way in the next step. Then remove the battery. You'll need both the cover and the battery out of the way in the next step.
  • Remove the battery compartment cover.

  • Then remove the battery. You'll need both the cover and the battery out of the way in the next step.

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Now gently pry the two halves of the case apart.
  • Now gently pry the two halves of the case apart.

  • There are several interlocking pegs located along the edge of the device's casings. These are all that hold the two halves of the case together, barbaric though that may sound.

  • Pry the pegs apart one at a time, working your way around the case.

  • Be careful when prying apart the pegs: they are made of plastic, and you don't want to break them.

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  • The two halves of the case won't want to be separated at first. That's because the battery contact springs are in the way.

  • Push the battery contact springs down through their respective holes in the case. Now the case will come away freely.

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  • Remove the cover to the battery compartment.

  • Remove the battery. You'll need both cover and battery out of the way for the next step.

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The part of the casing which houses the USB Jack and headphone jack is the final part which will have to pried.
  • The part of the casing which houses the USB Jack and headphone jack is the final part which will have to pried.

  • Two clips are the only thing holding this portion of the casings together.

  • Once again, gently pry the two outer casings apart by pulling them away from one another.

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You now have access to all components found on the inside of the device!
  • You now have access to all components found on the inside of the device!

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Locate both battery spring contacts, if necessary, on the motherboard. Locate both battery spring contacts, if necessary, on the motherboard.
  • Locate both battery spring contacts, if necessary, on the motherboard.

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Apply heated soldering iron to points where the contacts are soldered to the motherboard. Apply heated soldering iron to points where the contacts are soldered to the motherboard.
  • Apply heated soldering iron to points where the contacts are soldered to the motherboard.

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Soldering irons, when heated, are very hot and can potentially burn the user.
  • Soldering irons, when heated, are very hot and can potentially burn the user.

  • Be sure to always elevate the hot end of the soldering iron on a metal stand to prevent incidental burns.

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Wish solder melted, remove battery spring contacts from the motherboard.
  • Wish solder melted, remove battery spring contacts from the motherboard.

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Replace spring contacts with new ones.
  • Replace spring contacts with new ones.

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There may be some solder in the way of the spring contacts' metal contacts. If this occurs simply melt the solder to create room for the contacts.
  • There may be some solder in the way of the spring contacts' metal contacts. If this occurs simply melt the solder to create room for the contacts.

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With the new battery spring contacts in place, use the soldering iron to apply new solder to the connection points. Be sure to allow the new solder to cool and harden.
  • With the new battery spring contacts in place, use the soldering iron to apply new solder to the connection points.

  • Be sure to allow the new solder to cool and harden.

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Conclusion

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

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