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Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Directional Pad Replacement

What you need

  1. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Directional Pad Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four Torx T5 screws from the back panel.

  2. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Directional Pad Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Wedge a spudger in between the front and back panel.

    • Apply leverage downwards to the spudger in order to remove the back panel.

  3. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Directional Pad Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the battery out from under the brown wire-tape.

    • Be careful of the wires still connected to the other end of the battery. Do not pull or damage may occur.

  4. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Directional Pad Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Slowly pull the white plug from its receptor. Grasp its sides firmly with a pair of tweezers and gently wiggle from side to side.

  5. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Directional Pad Replacement, Directional Pad: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws on each end of the motherboard.

  6. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Directional Pad Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Pull off the black memory card slot piece.

  7. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Directional Pad Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws on each side of the charging port.

  8. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Directional Pad Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Directional Pad Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect 2 brown wire-tape ends from each end of the motherboard. Gently pull straight out with tweezers.

  9. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Directional Pad Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Grasp the upper left edge of the motherboard and slide diagonally up and left away from the auxiliary port entrance.

    • Glue connecting the port to the casing may make it difficult to remove. Gently apply force as needed.

  10. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Directional Pad Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the 2 silver Philips #00 screws from both sides of the directional pad component on the front casing.

  11. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Directional Pad Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Directional Pad Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Take out the 2 pieces of the directional pad with tweezers.

Conclusion

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

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