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

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

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

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Pull the rear panel off of the Sansa e260R.
  • Pull the rear panel off of the Sansa e260R.

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

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

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

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

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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.
  • 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.

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

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

  • Peel the rectangle off slowly.

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

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

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Conclusion

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

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