Introduction

This guide will show you the steps required to remove your charging port.

Parts

No parts required.

Make sure the lock switch for the back cover is unlocked.
  • Make sure the lock switch for the back cover is unlocked.

    • The cover is unlocked when the switch is slid in the direction of the 'unlock' icon.

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Remove back cover by prying away from the Thrive. The easiest place to pry from is one of the two speakers.
  • Remove back cover by prying away from the Thrive.

    • The easiest place to pry from is one of the two speakers.

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To remove the battery, make sure the lock switch is in the unlocked position.
  • To remove the battery, make sure the lock switch is in the unlocked position.

    • The battery is unlocked when the switch is slid to the unlocked position.

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Slide the battery switch release to the right. While holding the switch in place, lift up the battery. While holding the switch in place, lift up the battery.
  • Slide the battery switch release to the right.

    • While holding the switch in place, lift up the battery.

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Start by using a screwdriver to remove the 12 screws holding on the back cover.  The screws are 5mm in length and require a PH0 screwdriver. All of these screws are identical so don't worry about getting them mixed up.
  • Start by using a screwdriver to remove the 12 screws holding on the back cover. The screws are 5mm in length and require a PH0 screwdriver.

    • All of these screws are identical so don't worry about getting them mixed up.

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Start to gently pry the back of the device off, while leaving it loosely in place. Be careful not to tear or damage the cables when removing the back. Be careful not to tear or damage the cables when removing the back.
  • Start to gently pry the back of the device off, while leaving it loosely in place.

    • Be careful not to tear or damage the cables when removing the back.

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Once the back of the case is off, disconnect the wires by gently pulling on the plastic tabs as shown. Once the back of the case is off, disconnect the wires by gently pulling on the plastic tabs as shown. Once the back of the case is off, disconnect the wires by gently pulling on the plastic tabs as shown.
  • Once the back of the case is off, disconnect the wires by gently pulling on the plastic tabs as shown.

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Carefully open the device like a book and lay the two halves beside each other. Carefully open the device like a book and lay the two halves beside each other.
  • Carefully open the device like a book and lay the two halves beside each other.

Can you add a picture of somebody opening the device?

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Remove the two screws holding the charging port in place.  The screws are 3mm in length and require a PH0 screwdriver. Using a pair of tweezers, lift up the charging port's protective covering Using a pair of tweezers, lift up the charging port's protective covering
  • Remove the two screws holding the charging port in place. The screws are 3mm in length and require a PH0 screwdriver.

    • Using a pair of tweezers, lift up the charging port's protective covering

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Use the tweezers to pull out the connector connecting the charging port to the motherboard. Using the tweezers again, gently lift up the charging port from your Thrive. Using the tweezers again, gently lift up the charging port from your Thrive.
  • Use the tweezers to pull out the connector connecting the charging port to the motherboard.

  • Using the tweezers again, gently lift up the charging port from your Thrive.

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Conclusion

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

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I added "better pictures" flag because i was having trouble following the last step cause i couldnt see anything.

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