Introduction

The motherboard is the heart and soul of any electronic device. Learn how to replace it!

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

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  2. Remove the six 2 mm PH0 screws on the bottom of the device.
    • 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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    • 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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Conclusion

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

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