Sony Walkman NWZ-E438 Device Circuit Board Replacement
This guide will give you step-by-step instructions to replacing the circuit board of your Walkman.
- Author: Cheryl Zinn
- Difficulty: Moderate
This guide will take you through 6 simple steps to removing your circuit board. For reattachment, simply follow the steps in reverse order.
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Step 1 — Circuit Board ¶
First, you must remove the black tape on the circuit board.
Next, pull up on the red and gold band until it detaches from the chip.
Step 2 ¶
Using a small plastic prying tool, slip the end under the device circuit board and slowly lift it.
Once the circuit board is lifted, carefully remove the chip with tweezers.
Step 3 ¶
Using a soldering iron, carefully heat the metal connecting the wires from the device to the circuit board.
Step 4 ¶
Carefully remove the circuit board from the device.