Danger
Potentially Dangerous
Injury may result if this procedure is not followed properly. Use caution and follow all warnings.
Danger

Introduction

The mini USB port is needed to access to the data or store new data on the hard drive. In order to attach the mini USB, you will need to know how to solder. When soldering, you run the risk of damaging the board (and yourself).

Start by turning the device port side up. With the plastic opening tool, pry along the  edges of the case. When you hear the case  snap-out of its fitted grooves, slowly slide the board assembly out of the case.
  • Start by turning the device port side up.

  • With the plastic opening tool, pry along the edges of the case.

  • When you hear the case snap-out of its fitted grooves, slowly slide the board assembly out of the case.

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Gently pull the three pronged, clear plastic piece from the rubber holder.
  • Gently pull the three pronged, clear plastic piece from the rubber holder.

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Unscrew the two screws from  the motherboard.
  • Unscrew the two screws from the motherboard.

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With tools and Fix Kits
Remove all the rubber pieces  from the four corners to  unhinge the motherboard.
  • Remove all the rubber pieces from the four corners to unhinge the motherboard.

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Remove the motherboard.
  • Remove the motherboard.

    • Set aside in a safe anti-static location.

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Grab the mini USB port and align it with the appropriate  metal docks on the motherboard.
  • Grab the mini USB port and align it with the appropriate metal docks on the motherboard.

What if the metal dock are ripped off from the board?

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Soldering irons can get HOT!  Do not touch the iron tip, make sure it cools down for a good 30 minutes before touching the tip.
  • Soldering irons can get HOT! Do not touch the iron tip, make sure it cools down for a good 30 minutes before touching the tip.

  • Start heating up the Soldering Iron, may take about 10–15 mins.

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Solder together the four corners  of the mini USB to the  appropriate metal pieces on  the motherboard.
  • Solder together the four corners of the mini USB to the appropriate metal pieces on the motherboard.

    • Make sure the USB is firmly attached to the motherboard.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order from step 8.

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