Introduction

This is where all of the power comes into the device. Learn how to replace it. Be careful while soldering!

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  • Remove the rubber foot pads on the bottom of the device using a plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/2: Four of those screws are located under the foot pads. Image 2/2: Four of those screws are located under the foot pads.
  • Remove the six 2 mm PH0 screws on the bottom of the device.

  • Four of those screws are located under the foot pads.

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  • Gently remove the bottom of the device.

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  • Remove the six screws holding the motherboard in. Two are 2mm PH0 screws (circled in orange), four are 1.8 mm J1 screws (circled in red).

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Image 1/1: Pick the mother board straight up or you may risk damaging the mini-USB charging ports.
  • Gently pick up the mother board

  • Pick the mother board straight up or you may risk damaging the mini-USB charging ports.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool or similar tool to gently pry the power ribbon cord out of its port.

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Image 1/3: Desolder the connection points following the instructions included with your soldering kit as you remove the port. Image 2/3: '''FIRE HAZARD! BURN DANGER!''' Follow all the safety precautions included with your soldering kit. Image 3/3: It is helpful to use a nylon or metal spudger or tweezers for the removal of this component, pieces of which are very hot.
  • Locate the three solder connections for the electrical port.

  • Desolder the connection points following the instructions included with your soldering kit as you remove the port.

  • FIRE HAZARD! BURN DANGER! Follow all the safety precautions included with your soldering kit.

  • It is helpful to use a nylon or metal spudger or tweezers for the removal of this component, pieces of which are very hot.

  • You can follow iFixit's guide to soldering here.

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Conclusion

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

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