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.

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

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Image 1/3: Then remove the battery. You'll need both the cover and the battery out of the way in the next step. Image 2/3: Then remove the battery. You'll need both the cover and the battery out of the way in the next step. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: 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.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Two clips are the only thing holding this portion of the casings together.
  • 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!

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  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Be sure to always elevate the hot end of the soldering iron on a metal stand to prevent incidental burns.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Be sure to allow the new solder to cool and harden. Image 2/2: 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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