Introduction

The battery may sometimes malfunction in a device and may need to be replaced for the device to function again.

  1. Make sure that the master power switch is set to the (O) position.
    • Make sure that the master power switch is set to the (O) position.

  2. Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry off the circular plating over the camera lens.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry off the circular plating over the camera lens.

    • The circular plating is held by a mild adhesive. It will not be necessary to replace this adhesive during the reassembly process.

    • Use a #0 screwdriver to remove the two 2.5mm Phillips head screws located on the second layer of plating.

    • Remove the second layer of plating previously held down by the screws by gripping it with your fingers and pulling upward.

    • As there will be many screws being removed from the device, we recommend using a magnetic device such as the iFixit Magnetic Project Mat.

    • Pry off the transparent plating and paper design using a plastic opening tool.

    • Unscrew the (4) 2.5mm Phillips head screws from the third layer of plating using a #0 screwdriver.

    • Turn the camera around and gently remove the plating that surrounds the LCD screen by grasping it with your fingers and pulling away from the device.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to lift the LCD screen, including the purple casing and set it aside, revealing the motherboard and connector ribbon.

    • Exercise caution while performing this step, as any excessive pulling may tear the connector ribbon from the motherboard.

    • Use the soldering iron to unsolder the battery wires connected to the motherboard by reheating the existing solder.

    • Do not cut the two wires at the same time as this can result in shocks.

    • Soldering Iron will be very hot and can be dangerous to touch.

    • Gently lift the battery away from the motherboard using a plastic opening tool.

Conclusion

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

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