Introduction

The battery is fairly easy to replace the only issue with taking it out is the adhesive holding it in. the best way to do this is to heat it up, recommended tool is the iopener and the mettle spudger.

Image 1/2: There are 16 tabs in total. Image 2/2: There are 16 tabs in total.
  • Begin by prying apart your device and pushing in tabs. It is easiest to start on the corners.

  • There are 16 tabs in total.

I'm not sure what's wrong with ours. The color started fading and the picture looked strange. If I pressed the cubby firmly together it would work for a little while. Now I can't get that to work either. Could it just be a loose connection?

thisnotbiznas - Reply

Check the connection for the LCD at the motherboard. Lift up the latch to release the cable, remove and reinstall the cable, and then close the latch again.

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Where do I find the LCD connector? My screen is very dim but works.

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Image 1/2: Remove the ribbon connector over the battery. Image 2/2: Make sure to be careful of the ribbon connector while working on the device
  • Remove the black electrical tape over the ribbon connector.

  • Remove the ribbon connector over the battery.

  • Make sure to be careful of the ribbon connector while working on the device

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  • Next you must heat up the battery to help weaken the adhesive connecting the battery to the device.

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  • Once this is done start to pry the battery away from the deice carefully. It helps to start at the corners and move inward.

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Image 1/2: The order from the battery up is red white black. Image 2/2: The order from the battery up is red white black.
  • Once you remove the battery from the device it is still connected by three wires a red black and white one it is important to remember the order they are in when reconnecting the new battery.

  • The order from the battery up is red white black.

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Conclusion

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

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Ours is only 6 months old. It only works when it stays plugged in. Battery is bad?

Rachel - Reply

I had the same problem, only played while plugged in and would not charge.. I found that the battery wires while appearing tight one wire had broken inside the wire insulation at the solder pad on the main board. When I redid the connection it charges, and works well. 8/11/16

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