Introduction

There are two boards for the device, a green top level and a blue lower level. This guide will show the steps to replace the top motherboard.

  1. Start by using a spudger or plastic opening tool  to  remove the bottom cover.
    • Start by using a spudger or plastic opening tool to remove the bottom cover.

    • When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible.

    • Once enough of the glue is removed, peel the cover off by hand,

  2. Remove the four 7.5mm length Philips head screws under the rubber cover.
    • Remove the four 7.5mm length Philips head screws under the rubber cover.

    • Use a nylon spudger to unsnap the bottom from the sides.

    • Pry until the remaining three points are unsnapped.

    • Once unsnapped, lift the cover.

    • Remove the connection for the front buttons to fully remove the cover.

    • Use a plastic opening tool or spudger to remove the adhesive covering the the WIFI connectors.

    • Gently pull the wires at the connection point to disconnect them from the motherboard.

    • Remove the two pieces of glue holding the WIFI card in place.

    • Scrape the glued pad underneath the WIFI card to seperate the card from the board.

    • Push apart the two clips holding the WIFI card in the connection.

    • Pull the WIFI card out of the connection.

    • When putting the new WIFI card in, put the card in the connector first, then push downward until it clicks.

    • Remove the 7mm length Phillips screw holding the board in place.

    • Flip the board over to access the Molex Cable.

    • Disconnect the Molex Cable from the top motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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