Introduction

This guide will teach you how to replace your motherboard in your Sony device.

Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four (4) screws on the back of the device.
  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four (4) screws on the back of the device.

  • If the screws strips or is previously stripped, refer to the stripped screw repair guide.

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Battery is the rectangular and silver object in the center of device.
  • Battery is the rectangular and silver object in the center of device.

  • Remove battery with finger by prying at the rear.

  • If unable to remove battery, pry out using spudger.

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  • Unscrew the 3 (three) screws holding the bracket in place.

  • Then remove the bracket by prying one end up.

  • Do not rip the ribbon cable connecting the bracket to the motherboard.

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  • With tweezers, unplug the ribbon cable from the white connector.

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  • Remove motherboard from the device by pulling upward gently, with fingers or tweezers.

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  • Gently push out on these two clips holding the LCD to the motherboard

  • Once you have the first two off, ever so carefully, push the LCD towards the remaining two clips.

  • There is a ribbon cable underneath the LCD connecting it to the motherboard. Avoid sharp, sudden movements to prevent it from being damged

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  • Undo the ribbon cable attached between the motherboard and screen by prying up black tab which holds the cable, using spudger. (See pictures)

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  • Remove the screen from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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