Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace or reconnect the charging port to the motherboard.

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  • Remove the 4 .4mm screws on the back of the device.

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Image 1/1: You can rotate TOMTOM XL to make prying back off easier.
  • Using the palate knife tool, pry the back from the LCD screen. Apply a moderate pressure to separate them.

  • You can rotate TOMTOM XL to make prying back off easier.

  • Be careful not to injure the two wires connecting the pieces.

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Image 1/1: Carefully set the two halves next to each other making sure not to stress or damage the wires.
  • After prying both halves apart, they will be connected by two wires.

  • Carefully set the two halves next to each other making sure not to stress or damage the wires.

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Image 1/2: Be gentle while pulling the wires out, the plugs are easily injured. Image 2/2: Be gentle while pulling the wires out, the plugs are easily injured.
  • Using the tweezers separate the wires connecting the battery and speaker to the mother board.

  • Be gentle while pulling the wires out, the plugs are easily injured.

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Image 1/2: Locate where the charger port goes on the circuit board. Image 2/2: Locate the four connecter on circuit board and charger port which need to be soldered.
  • If this is your first time solder then refer to IFixIt's safety guide.

  • Locate where the charger port goes on the circuit board.

  • Locate the four connecter on circuit board and charger port which need to be soldered.

  • Don't forget, the soldering iron is hot.

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Image 1/3: While the soldering iron is hot press it again the four corners of the charger port. Image 2/3: Don't touch the charger port with your hands, it may have heated up during soldering. Image 3/3: Don't touch the charger port with your hands, it may have heated up during soldering.
  • Using your plastic opening tool press down firmly on the top of the charger port.

  • While the soldering iron is hot press it again the four corners of the charger port.

  • Don't touch the charger port with your hands, it may have heated up during soldering.

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Image 1/3: Lift circuit board up, after making sure its cool, to see if four corners are all connected. Image 2/3: Plug in the charger to make sure it works, if not repeat steps and make sure the port is making a clean connection. Image 3/3: Plug in the charger to make sure it works, if not repeat steps and make sure the port is making a clean connection.
  • Let the circuit board and charger port cool down for a few minutes.

  • Lift circuit board up, after making sure its cool, to see if four corners are all connected.

  • Plug in the charger to make sure it works, if not repeat steps and make sure the port is making a clean connection.

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Conclusion

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

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