Sansa e260R Memory Board Replacement

Edit Step 1 Rear Case  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the four 1.5mm screws on the back of the device.

Edit Step 1 Rear Case  ¶ 

  • Before disassembling the device, make sure it is powered off.

  • Remove the four 1.5mm screws on the back of the device.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Using a plastic opening tool, lift the metal backing from the front of the device.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Pull the rear panel off of the Sansa e260R.

Edit Step 4 Battery  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4 Battery  ¶ 

  • Grip the bottom of the battery with your thumb and forefinger and pull it away from the device.

Edit Step 5 Front Panel  ¶ 

Image 1/1: These screws are very small and hard to extract from the casing.  It may be helpful to use a magnetic screwdriver.

Edit Step 5 Front Panel  ¶ 

  • Remove the four 1.5mm screws on the inner casing of the device.

  • These screws are very small and hard to extract from the casing. It may be helpful to use a magnetic screwdriver.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Slide a plastic opening tool between the plastic front cover and the metal back cover of the device.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Flip the device so that the front is facing you.

  • Slide a plastic opening tool between the plastic front cover and the metal back cover of the device.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Pull the front cover away from the rest of the device.

Edit Step 8 Memory Board  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Use the spudger to push the motherboard in and pop the metal edge of the charging port up and inside the plastic case.

Edit Step 8 Memory Board  ¶ 

  • Near the charging port, pull the case away from the motherboard to create clearance to remove the motherboard.

  • Use the spudger to push the motherboard in and pop the metal edge of the charging port up and inside the plastic case.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • Pull the bottom of the motherboard up and then out.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Peel the rectangle off slowly.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • On the back of the motherboard, there is a rectangle of rubber.

  • Peel the rectangle off slowly.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Peel the tape off about halfway so that it is no longer attached to the memory board.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • Under the rubber rectangle, there is a strip of black tape.

  • Peel the tape off about halfway so that it is no longer attached to the memory board.

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

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Edit Step 12  ¶ 

  • Carefully peel the memory board away from the rest of the motherboard

Conclusion

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

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