Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: The cover is unlocked when the switch is slid in the direction of the 'unlock' icon.
  • 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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Image 1/2: The easiest place to pry from is one of the two speakers. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: The battery is unlocked when the switch is slid to 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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Image 1/3: While holding the switch in place, lift up the battery. Image 2/3: While holding the switch in place, lift up the battery. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: All of these screws are identical so don't worry about getting them mixed up. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Be careful not to tear or damage the cables when removing the back. Image 2/3: Be careful not to tear or damage the cables when removing the back. Image 3/3: 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.

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

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Image 1/3: Using a pair of tweezers, lift up the charging port's protective covering Image 2/3: Using a pair of tweezers, lift up the charging port's protective covering Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Using the tweezers again, gently lift up the charging port from your Thrive. Image 2/3: Using the tweezers again, gently lift up the charging port from your Thrive. Image 3/3: 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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