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.

Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: Once enough of the glue is removed, peel the cover off by hand, Image 3/3: Once enough of the glue is removed, peel the cover off by hand,
  • 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,

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

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Image 1/3: Pry until the remaining three points are unsnapped. Image 2/3: Once unsnapped, lift the cover. Image 3/3: Once unsnapped, lift the 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.

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

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Image 1/2: Gently pull the wires at the connection point to disconnect them from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Gently pull the wires at the connection point to disconnect them from the motherboard.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/3: Push apart the two clips holding the WIFI card in the connection. Image 2/3: Pull the WIFI card out of the connection. Image 3/3: When putting the new WIFI card in, put the card in the connector first, then push downward until it clicks.
  • 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.

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

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  • Flip the board over to access the Molex Cable.

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  • Disconnect the Molex Cable from the top motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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