1. 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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  2. 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.

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    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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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.

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    • 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.

    • Peel the rectangle off slowly.

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    • 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

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Conclusion

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

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thanks a million for this. i accidentally erased the boot partition, bought another one on eBay with a defective audio channel and switched the memory board: eureka! i’m happy listening to my tunes again!

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