Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to remove and replace a VTech InnoTab 2s power connector in order to preserve the function of the device.

Turn your device to where the back panel is facing you.
  • Turn your device to where the back panel is facing you.

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Lift the Leg all the way up and twist the bottom to remove. Once the bottom part pops out the whole leg should just come off.
  • Lift the Leg all the way up and twist the bottom to remove.

    • Once the bottom part pops out the whole leg should just come off.

    • Remove any game cartridge from the device.

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Remove all of the plastic tabs on the device. These are covering screws that will need to be removed. These covers are made of hard plastic so they may be difficult to remove. There is a special tab in the cartridge cover that is made of rubber, make sure to not break this tab.
  • Remove all of the plastic tabs on the device. These are covering screws that will need to be removed.

    • These covers are made of hard plastic so they may be difficult to remove.

    • There is a special tab in the cartridge cover that is made of rubber, make sure to not break this tab.

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Remove all nine screws from the back of the device using a J0 bit. Remove the small battery.
  • Remove all nine screws from the back of the device using a J0 bit.

  • Remove the small battery.

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Using a plastic opening tool, detach the backplate from the front piece. Do not use excessive force. Double check that you removed all the screws if the panel is not coming off easily.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, detach the backplate from the front piece.

    • Do not use excessive force. Double check that you removed all the screws if the panel is not coming off easily.

  • Once the backplate has been removed, you will have access to the circuit board.

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First begin by removing the three cross-head screws using a J0 bit.
  • First begin by removing the three cross-head screws using a J0 bit.

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First  remove the ribbon cables. There are two highlighted by the red squares
  • First remove the ribbon cables. There are two highlighted by the red squares

    • Do not apply too much pressure and make sure that the black plastic tabs are fully open before you pull the cable out.

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Remove the camera from the assembly and put is a safe place so that it will not get damaged.
  • Remove the camera from the assembly and put is a safe place so that it will not get damaged.

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Remove the board from the main assembly.
  • Remove the board from the main assembly.

    • Be careful not to pull too hard so that the cables aren't broken.

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De-solder the points shown to fully remove the cables and free the board.
  • De-solder the points shown to fully remove the cables and free the board.

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Use a soldering tool to desolder the two highlighted points.
  • Use a soldering tool to desolder the two highlighted points.

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Use a screwdriver to remove the screw that is holding the power jack in place.
  • Use a screwdriver to remove the screw that is holding the power jack in place.

  • Now you have access to remove and replace the power jack.

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Conclusion

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

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