Introduction

Guide for the removal and replacement of the communications board on the Zune Flash media player.

Image 1/2: If the device turns on while it is being disassembled it could cause irreversible damage to the device. Image 2/2: PICS MAKE NO SENSE.
  • Prior to disassembly, verify the hold switch is engaged to ensure the device will not turn on during the procedure.

  • If the device turns on while it is being disassembled it could cause irreversible damage to the device.

  • PICS MAKE NO SENSE.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: You should hear a 'click' as the clip detaches from the device. Image 2/2: You should hear a 'click' as the clip detaches from the device.
  • Remove the top metal clip by inserting a Zune opening tool in between the faceplate and back cover and pulling gently back as shown in the images.

  • You should hear a 'click' as the clip detaches from the device.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: You will need to use a very small Tri-Wing screwdriver to ensure that you do not strip the screws.
  • Remove the two screws shown using a small Tri-Wing screwdriver.

  • You will need to use a very small Tri-Wing screwdriver to ensure that you do not strip the screws.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Image 2/3: Image 3/3:
  • Insert the Zune opening tool between the faceplate and the back cover, starting from the top and slowly work your way around the device.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Image 2/3: Image 3/3:
  • Work your way around the Zune until the back cover comes free. Remove the back plate and set it aside.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Remove the three screws (5.5mm by 3mm) from the backside of the Zune using a small Tri-Wing screwdriver.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Slowly lift the communications board that was held down by the clear flaps. Image 2/2: Be careful not to accidentally detach the slim ribbon that connects between the communications board and the device.
  • Use your finger to pry back the two clear flaps.

  • Slowly lift the communications board that was held down by the clear flaps.

  • Be careful not to accidentally detach the slim ribbon that connects between the communications board and the device.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: Pull the ribbon cable out of the memory board.
  • Disconnect the ribbon cable with the Zune opening tool by flipping up the black plastic flap where the ribbon cable connects to the memory board.

  • Pull the ribbon cable out of the memory board.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: This slim ribbon is attached using an adhesive, so it cannot be reattached without more adhesive.
  • Peal the slim ribbon cable off the communications board using your fingers.

  • This slim ribbon is attached using an adhesive, so it cannot be reattached without more adhesive.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Communications board remains. Image 2/2: Communications board remains.
  • Pull the cable connector straight up using your fingers.

  • Communications board remains.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

2 other people completed this guide.

ybahman

Member since: 11/01/2009

118 Reputation

4 Guides authored

Team

Cal Poly, Team 9-20, Regan Fall 2009 Member of Cal Poly, Team 9-20, Regan Fall 2009

CPSU-REGAN-F09S9G20

5 Members

7 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 1

Past 30 Days: 3

All Time: 3,125