Introduction

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

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

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Remove the six 2 mm PH0 screws on the bottom of the device. 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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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Gently remove the bottom of the device.
  • 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). 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).
  • 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
  • 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. Use a plastic opening tool or similar tool to gently pry the power ribbon cord out of its port.
  • 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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