Introduction

Use this guide to remove the motherboard. There is soldering required, so if you need assistant please read this soldering technique page.

Image 1/2: Unplug the power cord from the "DC Input." Image 2/2: Unplug the power cord from the "DC Input."
  • Gently position the device so that the buttons and speakers lie face down.

  • Unplug the power cord from the "DC Input."

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Image 1/3: Be careful! There are two small, easily-broken, plastic tabs at the bottom of the device keeping it together. Image 2/3: Once you remove the screws, pick the device up so that the grey label on the bottom of the device faces toward you. Image 3/3: With your thumbs on either side of the grey label, slowly push with both thumbs until the case pops open.
  • Remove the four 12mm phillips head #2 screws located along the outer edge of the white case.

  • Be careful! There are two small, easily-broken, plastic tabs at the bottom of the device keeping it together.

  • Once you remove the screws, pick the device up so that the grey label on the bottom of the device faces toward you.

  • With your thumbs on either side of the grey label, slowly push with both thumbs until the case pops open.

  • A small gap will open as the two tabs are released.

  • Do not pull the two halves apart yet. They are held together by the speaker wire.

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Image 1/2: Grip either side of the top round part of the case and carefully open the device to reveal all the hidden treasures inside! Image 2/2: Lay the device down, so that all the internal components are facing upwards.
  • Grip both sides of the top round part of the case and carefully open it like a clam. The bottom of the two halves are connected by the speaker wire. Do not separate by more than 1 centimeter.

  • Grip either side of the top round part of the case and carefully open the device to reveal all the hidden treasures inside!

  • Lay the device down, so that all the internal components are facing upwards.

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Image 1/1: Remove the three 7mm Phillips #1 screws connecting the Zipconnect unit.
  • Turn the device over so that the internals are facing down.

  • Remove the three 7mm Phillips #1 screws connecting the Zipconnect unit.

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Image 1/2: The Zipconnect unit will lift out but will still be attached by a wire connected to the motherboard. Image 2/2: Remove the six 7mm Phillips #1 phillips screws attatching the Zipconnect unit to the motherboard wire and set the unit out of the way.
  • Turn the device over again so you are looking at the internals.

  • The Zipconnect unit will lift out but will still be attached by a wire connected to the motherboard.

  • Remove the six 7mm Phillips #1 phillips screws attatching the Zipconnect unit to the motherboard wire and set the unit out of the way.

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Image 1/2: Wiggling the connector back and forth as you pull will make removal easier. Image 2/2: Wiggling the connector back and forth as you pull will make removal easier.
  • Disconnect the speaker wire from the motherboard by firmly griping the wires close to the connection with two fingers and pull the connector out.

  • Wiggling the connector back and forth as you pull will make removal easier.

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Image 1/1: Also remove the four 11mm Phillips #1 screws attaching the motherboard to the plastic case.
  • Remove the two 11mm Phillips #1 screws attaching the small brown circuit board to the plastic outer case.

  • Also remove the four 11mm Phillips #1 screws attaching the motherboard to the plastic case.

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Image 1/3: Turn over the motherboard and remove the solder connecting the wide, flat, grey wire. Image 2/3: Turn over the motherboard and remove the solder connecting the wide, flat, grey wire. Image 3/3: Turn over the motherboard and remove the solder connecting the wide, flat, grey wire.
  • Lift up on both the motherboard and brown circuit board which contains the light intensity dial.

  • Turn over the motherboard and remove the solder connecting the wide, flat, grey wire.

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Conclusion

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

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