Introduction

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, this tutorial will show you how to open bObi Pet and replace the disinfecting UV lamp.

The video version of this tutorial is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58P04Sti...

Image 1/3: Next, remove bObi Pet's dustbin. Grip the small tab on the back of the bin, and pull to remove. Image 2/3: Next, remove bObi Pet's dustbin. Grip the small tab on the back of the bin, and pull to remove. Image 3/3: Next, remove bObi Pet's dustbin. Grip the small tab on the back of the bin, and pull to remove.
  • Before we get started, turn bObi Pet OFF and flip her over onto a flat surface.

  • Next, remove bObi Pet's dustbin. Grip the small tab on the back of the bin, and pull to remove.

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Image 1/2: The wheel will pop out and you will see two screws beneath it. Image 2/2: There is a larger screw set deeper in the wheel compartment. Use the screwdriver to remove it.
  • Grip the front wheel and pull straight up, using the screwdriver for leverage.

  • The wheel will pop out and you will see two screws beneath it.

  • There is a larger screw set deeper in the wheel compartment. Use the screwdriver to remove it.

  • Remember to keep all screws and parts removed from bObi Pet safely aside during the repair. They may be needed for re-assembly.

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Image 1/3: Grip the brush compartment and pull down to reveal two screws on a red fastener. Image 2/3: Remove them with the screwdriver. Image 3/3: Remove them with the screwdriver.
  • Remove the screws on both sides of bObi Pet’s dustbin. Then, remove the corner pieces that were held down by the screws.

  • Grip the brush compartment and pull down to reveal two screws on a red fastener.

  • Remove them with the screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Remove the 4 screws located beneath the brush compartment. Image 2/3: Remove the 4 screws located beneath the brush compartment. Image 3/3: Remove the 4 screws located beneath the brush compartment.
  • Pull the brush compartment up until the fastener is freed from bObi Pet. Then, detach the brush compartment's circuit plug and set it aside.

  • Remove the 4 screws located beneath the brush compartment.

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Image 1/2: Remove the fastener and set it aside for reassembly. Image 2/2: The cover is no longer secured, so carefully flip bObi Pet onto her wheels.
  • Remove the 2 screws on the dustbin’s red fastener.

  • Remove the fastener and set it aside for reassembly.

  • The cover is no longer secured, so carefully flip bObi Pet onto her wheels.

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Image 1/3: Remove the two circuit plugs connecting the lid to the mainboard. Image 2/3: bObi Pet's cover is entirely separated, and you may now access any of her internal parts for replacement. Image 3/3: bObi Pet's cover is entirely separated, and you may now access any of her internal parts for replacement.
  • Lift the cover to reveal the main board underneath.

  • Remove the two circuit plugs connecting the lid to the mainboard.

  • bObi Pet's cover is entirely separated, and you may now access any of her internal parts for replacement.

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Image 1/2: Remove the small, red-and-black-wired circuit plug, and break off any glue holding it in place. Image 2/2: Remove the small, red-and-black-wired circuit plug, and break off any glue holding it in place.
  • The UV lamp connects to bObi Pet’s left side.

  • Remove the small, red-and-black-wired circuit plug, and break off any glue holding it in place.

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Image 1/3: Lift the black cover up to expose the small circuit board for bObi Pet’s UV lamp. Image 2/3: Then, slide the circuit board up to remove. Image 3/3: Then, slide the circuit board up to remove.
  • Remove the 2 screws on the black circuit cover.

  • Lift the black cover up to expose the small circuit board for bObi Pet’s UV lamp.

  • Then, slide the circuit board up to remove.

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Image 1/3: Gently push the UV lamp out of its spot from underneath. Image 2/3: Then, lift out the whole lamp, including the cover plate. Image 3/3: Then, lift out the whole lamp, including the cover plate.
  • Next, remove the 2 screws on the UV lamp.

  • Gently push the UV lamp out of its spot from underneath.

  • Then, lift out the whole lamp, including the cover plate.

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Image 1/3: Once the lamp lies flat, install its 2 screws. Image 2/3: Once the lamp lies flat, install its 2 screws. Image 3/3: Once the lamp lies flat, install its 2 screws.
  • Lay the replacement lamp in the empty space. Place the cover plate in first, then the lightbulb on top.

  • Once the lamp lies flat, install its 2 screws.

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Image 1/3: Be sure to tuck the lamp’s wires through the indentations at the bottom of the cover before installing its 2 screws. Image 2/3: Be sure to tuck the lamp’s wires through the indentations at the bottom of the cover before installing its 2 screws. Image 3/3: Be sure to tuck the lamp’s wires through the indentations at the bottom of the cover before installing its 2 screws.
  • Slide the new circuit board down into its holder and replace the black cover.

  • Be sure to tuck the lamp’s wires through the indentations at the bottom of the cover before installing its 2 screws.

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Image 1/2: See this guide for help re-assembling bObi Pet: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Assemble+bObi+Pet+Post-Repair/64805 Image 2/2: See this guide for help re-assembling bObi Pet: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Assemble+bObi+Pet+Post-Repair/64805
  • Attach the lamp's circuit plug to the main board and you'll be ready to close bObi Pet's cover.

  • See this guide for help re-assembling bObi Pet: Assemble bObi Pet Post-Repair

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Conclusion

To put bObi Pet back together, refer to this guide: Assemble bObi Pet Post-Repair

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