Introduction

This guide will assist users in removing and replacing the power switch on the iHome iBT16 device.

  1. Make sure to flip the device over to get into the correct orientation
    • Make sure to flip the device over to get into the correct orientation

    • Using the Philips #00 Screwdriver, unscrew and remove the four 9mm black screws on the base plate of the device.

    • Make sure to keep these screws in a safe location so you don't lose them

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  2. Using the plastic opening tool, insert  into the crack between the base plate and the main body of the device
    • Using the plastic opening tool, insert into the crack between the base plate and the main body of the device

    • Using a lever like motion, push the opening tool down thus lifting the plate

    • You will need to use your fingers to lift the base plate off the main body of the device

    • The motherboard is directly underneath the base plate

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    • Using the Philips #00 screwdriver, unscrew and remove the two silver 10mm screws holding the motherboard

    • Don't misplace the screws! Keep them in a safe place while working on the device

    • Make sure to ground yourself prior to continuing at this point

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    • Using the plastic opening tool, pull the motherboard out of the casing

    • Make sure to lift it out at an angle to the back, as the plastic power switch is attached to the board and can be broken

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    • Desolder the 10 points holding the power switch to the motherboard

    • Once complete, simply remove the switch from the board

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Conclusion

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

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