Introduction

You can use this guide to replace the buttons if they are broken or sticking. This guide requires you to remove the housing and unscrew a few parts in order to reach the button grouping.

It is best to find a flat, spacious working surface to keep the device level. Also, it helps to place the screws on a magnetic mat upon removal to keep them from rolling away.

  1. Pull the tab towards you and lift up to remove the battery cover.
    • Pull the tab towards you and lift up to remove the battery cover.

    • Remove the two AA batteries.

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  2. Unscrew the four 8mm Phillips #2 screws.
    • Unscrew the four 8mm Phillips #2 screws.

    • Unscrew the six 25mm Phillips #2 screws.

    • Reinstall the backup battery cover so it is out of the way.

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    • Pry the backplate up with a plastic opening tool between the back plate and the speaker grill.

    • Be careful when lifting the bottom plate up; there is a short white and orange 4-pin connector attached to its underside.

    • Lift the bottom plate up while making sure the connector remains attached.

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    • Use your hands to flip the backing plate away from you and rest it upside down on the iH9.

    • Unplug the white and orange 4-pin connector by pulling it in the direction of the wires.

    • Set the backing plate aside.

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    • Place the device so that the speaker grill is face down.

    • Remove the two 10mm Phillips #2 screws on interior sides of the speaker housings.

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    • Place the iH9 upside down.

    • Wires connect the core assembly to the housing; do not attempt to pull the core assembly completely out.

    • Using both hands, pull the housing siding away from the device while simultaneously lifting the motherboard and speaker assembly straight up.

    • Repeat for the other side.

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    • Stand the iH9 on its grill.

    • Separate the motherboard and speaker assembly by rocking it back and forth and pulling the assembly towards you.

    • Remove the small back panel.

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    • Firmly pull the wide 9-pin connector with black covering on the underside of the upper housing to unplug it.

    • Lay the housing and core assembly flat and close to each one another.

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    • Unplug the narrow 9-pin connector from the motherboard.

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    • Cut the zip tie holding the wires together with a wire cutter. The two sides of the device housing are now fully separated.

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    • Turn the top cover plate upside-down and place it so the buttons are face down.

    • Remove the four 8mm Phillips #0 screws at the corners of the circuit board.

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    • Lift the circuit board up and away from the body.

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    • Firmly grasp the sides of the button grouping and lift up.

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Conclusion

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

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