Introduction

If the user has already visited the troubleshooting page and has determine the issue incurred is due to a faulty micro SD card reader,and cleaning the reader has not worked, then this will be the guide to use.

Remove the six silver 11.4 mm Phillips #0 screws Pry open the device using a plastic opening tool if necessary. To do this, locate the groves running along the side of the entire device and wedge it open.
  • Remove the six silver 11.4 mm Phillips #0 screws

  • Pry open the device using a plastic opening tool if necessary. To do this, locate the groves running along the side of the entire device and wedge it open.

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Now that your device is open, remove the Styrofoam pad that covers the main circuit board. The adhesive should allow you to remove and replace it with ease.
  • Now that your device is open, remove the Styrofoam pad that covers the main circuit board. The adhesive should allow you to remove and replace it with ease.

  • Do this carefully to avoid tearing the pad.

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Remove the eight black 7.2 mm Phillips #0 screws from the top of the circuit board and remove the circuit board. Remove the eight black 7.2 mm Phillips #0 screws from the top of the circuit board and remove the circuit board. Remove the eight black 7.2 mm Phillips #0 screws from the top of the circuit board and remove the circuit board.
  • Remove the eight black 7.2 mm Phillips #0 screws from the top of the circuit board and remove the circuit board.

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Unscrew the one 7.2 mm Phillips #0 screw from the plastic piece covering the microSD reader. Then, unscrew the two 7.2 mm Phillips #0 screws from the  microSD reader and remove it from its fastening. Then, unscrew the two 7.2 mm Phillips #0 screws from the  microSD reader and remove it from its fastening.
  • Unscrew the one 7.2 mm Phillips #0 screw from the plastic piece covering the microSD reader.

  • Then, unscrew the two 7.2 mm Phillips #0 screws from the microSD reader and remove it from its fastening.

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On the back side of the reader there are nine wires. Un-solder these wires, remove the micro SD card reader, and solder on the replacement.
  • On the back side of the reader there are nine wires. Un-solder these wires, remove the micro SD card reader, and solder on the replacement.

  • Need Help Soldering? Check out How To Solder and Desolder Connections for tips.

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Conclusion

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

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Where do you get the replacement parts?

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