Introduction

This guide shows how to replace the display LED of the iP21.

Image 1/3: Unscrew the four 11mm screws from the base. Image 2/3: Pry the base loose using the spudger. Image 3/3: Remove the base by hand.
  • Pry the four rubber feet from the bottom of the iP21 to expose four 11mm screws.

  • Unscrew the four 11mm screws from the base.

  • Pry the base loose using the spudger.

  • Remove the base by hand.

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Image 1/2: Grasp front housing and back housing firmly. Image 2/2: Gently pull front housing from the back housing.
  • Remove the two black 6mm screws connecting the main circuit board to the housing top.

  • Grasp front housing and back housing firmly.

  • Gently pull front housing from the back housing.

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  • Remove two 9mm screws holding speaker assembly in iP21, using iFixit Phillips #2 bit

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Image 1/2: Remove four 7mm screws to detach speaker from speaker assembly Image 2/2: Remove four 7mm screws to detach speaker from speaker assembly
  • Lift speaker assembly

  • Remove four 7mm screws to detach speaker from speaker assembly

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Image 1/3: Press black holding clips down and outward to release display circuit board. Image 2/3: Lift display circuit board to detach it from the housing. Image 3/3: Lift display circuit board to detach it from the housing.
  • Remove six 6mm screws from display circuit board.

  • Press black holding clips down and outward to release display circuit board.

  • Lift display circuit board to detach it from the housing.

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Image 1/2: Remove glue from the ribbon cables with your fingers. Grasp and pull the glue to remove it from the circuit board. Image 2/2: Desolder the solder joints connecting the three ribbon cables to the back of the display circuit board.
  • Desolder the solder joints connecting the grounding cable to the display circuit board.

  • Remove glue from the ribbon cables with your fingers. Grasp and pull the glue to remove it from the circuit board.

  • Desolder the solder joints connecting the three ribbon cables to the back of the display circuit board.

  • Desolder the solder joints connecting the two grounding cables to the back of the display circuit board.

  • Desolder the solder joints connecting the two grounding cables to the back of the main housing.

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Conclusion

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

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