Introduction

To replace a broken wire connected to the circuit board, soldering must be done. Before attempting this guide, please read the IFixit's guide to soldering (How To Solder and Desolder Connections). For this replacement, perform all steps on a table away from any flammable objects.

Image 1/1: To make sure that it is off, make sure  the button is not flashing green.
  • Turn off the device by pressing on the clear power button behind the device.

  • To make sure that it is off, make sure the button is not flashing green.

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  • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the 2mm screw located on the bottom of the device, near the hinge.

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Image 1/3: Keeping the tool in, slowly slide the tool along the side of the panel. Image 2/3: Keeping the tool in, slowly slide the tool along the side of the panel. Image 3/3: Keeping the tool in, slowly slide the tool along the side of the panel.
  • Using the plastic opening tools, gently pry open the side of the large panel.

  • Keeping the tool in, slowly slide the tool along the side of the panel.

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Image 1/2: Make sure the opening on other side of the device does not snap closed. Image 2/2: Gently slide the plastic opening tool along the side of the panel.
  • Rotate the device 180 degrees.

  • Make sure the opening on other side of the device does not snap closed.

  • Gently slide the plastic opening tool along the side of the panel.

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Image 1/2: Using both hands, slowly pull apart the back panel from the rest of the device. Image 2/2: Gently flip the back panel open so the circuit board faces up and the two panels are side by side.
  • Do not fully pull apart the back panel from the device. Doing so can rip the two red and blue wires attached to the panel.

  • Using both hands, slowly pull apart the back panel from the rest of the device.

  • Gently flip the back panel open so the circuit board faces up and the two panels are side by side.

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Image 1/2: To pull the wires out, wiggle them back and forth until the connector is fully out. Image 2/2: To pull the wires out, wiggle them back and forth until the connector is fully out.
  • Softly pinch the red and blue wires close to the white connector.

  • To pull the wires out, wiggle them back and forth until the connector is fully out.

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  • Unscrew the three 2mm screws holding the circuit board down using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Gently lift the circuit board out of the device using tweezers.
  • Make sure the white USB port cover on the side of the device is pulled out or you won't be able to lift the circuit board.

  • Gently lift the circuit board out of the device using tweezers.

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Image 1/2: Using a solder iron with a fine tip, slowly solder off the broken wire from the first connection point. Image 2/2: Repeat for other connection point of wire.
  • Soldering can melt key components and cause harm to both the user and the device. Read soldering guide before attempting.

  • Using a solder iron with a fine tip, slowly solder off the broken wire from the first connection point.

  • Repeat for other connection point of wire.

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Conclusion

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

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