Introduction

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

  1. Pry the four rubber feet from the bottom of the iP21 to expose four 11mm screws.
    • 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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  2. Remove the two black 6mm screws connecting the main circuit board to the housing top.
    • 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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    • Lift speaker assembly

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

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    • 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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    • 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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