Introduction

Use this guide when the directional pad needs to be replaced.

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  • Remove the four Torx T5 screws from the back panel.

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Image 1/1: Apply leverage downwards to the spudger in order to remove the back panel.
  • Wedge a spudger in between the front and back panel.

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

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Image 1/1: Be careful of the wires still connected to the other end of the battery. Do not pull or damage may occur.
  • 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.

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  • Slowly pull the white plug from its receptor. Grasp its sides firmly with a pair of tweezers and gently wiggle from side to side.

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  • Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws on each end of the motherboard.

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  • Pull off the black memory card slot piece.

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  • Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws on each side of the charging port.

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  • Disconnect 2 brown wire-tape ends from each end of the motherboard. Gently pull straight out with tweezers.

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Image 1/1: Glue connecting the port to the casing may make it difficult to remove. Gently apply force as needed.
  • 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.

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  • Unscrew the 2 silver Philips #00 screws from both sides of the directional pad component on the front casing.

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  • Take out the 2 pieces of the directional pad with tweezers.

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Conclusion

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

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