Introduction

The motherboard controls all of the Luna's operations. Use this guide to install it.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Remove the battery lid by pressing the battery cover's tab and pulling it away from the device. Image 2/3: Push the battery against the spring and lift it out of the casing. Image 3/3: Repeat with the other battery.
  • Flip the device over so that the batteries are closest to you.

  • Remove the battery lid by pressing the battery cover's tab and pulling it away from the device.

  • Push the battery against the spring and lift it out of the casing.

  • Repeat with the other battery.

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Image 1/1: The iFixit 26 bit screwdriver kit will not reach the screws.  Make sure to use a screwdriver that is thin enough to not get stuck in the screw holes.
  • Unscrew all eight 12mm Phillips head screws with a Philips #1 screwdriver.

  • The iFixit 26 bit screwdriver kit will not reach the screws. Make sure to use a screwdriver that is thin enough to not get stuck in the screw holes.

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Image 1/2: Gently tilt the lid back 45 degrees so that the inside is exposed. Image 2/2: Be mindful of the wires inside of the Luna. It is easy to break a connection if a wire gets caught.
  • Flip the Luna back over so that the buttons are facing upward and the LCD screen is facing you.

  • Gently tilt the lid back 45 degrees so that the inside is exposed.

  • Be mindful of the wires inside of the Luna. It is easy to break a connection if a wire gets caught.

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Image 1/3: Image 2/3: Image 3/3:
  • Unscrew the four black 7mm screws with the Phillips #1 screw driver that hold the middle circuit board to the top case.

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Image 1/2: Removing the right circuit board first will make it easier to unscrew the left because the heat-sinks on the left circuit board can get in the way of the screwdriver. Image 2/2: Removing the right circuit board first will make it easier to unscrew the left because the heat-sinks on the left circuit board can get in the way of the screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the three 7 mm black screws using the Philips #1 screwdriver on the back end of the left and right circuit board.

  • Removing the right circuit board first will make it easier to unscrew the left because the heat-sinks on the left circuit board can get in the way of the screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Be attentive when you separate the circuit boards from the top, as there is a loose wheel inside. Image 2/3: Be attentive when you separate the circuit boards from the top, as there is a loose wheel inside. Image 3/3: Be attentive when you separate the circuit boards from the top, as there is a loose wheel inside.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the black connections away from the top casing.

  • Be attentive when you separate the circuit boards from the top, as there is a loose wheel inside.

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Image 1/2: The glue that holds the connection together will come off when you pull. Pull on the tab with enough force to break the glue without damaging the wires. Image 2/2: The glue that holds the connection together will come off when you pull. Pull on the tab with enough force to break the glue without damaging the wires.
  • Turn the circuit boards over. Remove the two connections on the left side by pulling on the tabs.

  • The glue that holds the connection together will come off when you pull. Pull on the tab with enough force to break the glue without damaging the wires.

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  • Disconnect the white cables on the front of the radio jack.

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Image 1/3: Gently remove the motherboard from the casing. Be careful with the display housing. Image 2/3: Gently remove the motherboard from the casing. Be careful with the display housing. Image 3/3: Gently remove the motherboard from the casing. Be careful with the display housing.
  • Carefully remove the radio jack from the casing by pushing on the back connections.

  • Gently remove the motherboard from the casing. Be careful with the display housing.

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Conclusion

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

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Where can i buy a motherboard to replace a broken one? What type of a motherboard should I buy? No idea at all.

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