Introduction

You are going to replace the motherboard simply by unscrewing a few screws and then removing the motherboard from the device.

  1. Make sure you remove all seven 3 mm screws before proceeding to the next step.
    • Make sure you remove all seven 3 mm screws before proceeding to the next step.

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  2. Use iOpener or heat gun on all sides except the front.
    • Use iOpener or heat gun on all sides except the front.

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    • Be cautious when taking the top of the device off there may still be some adhesive stuck to device.

    • The top of the device will be very difficult to remove because of the adhesive holding it together.

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    • After removing the top of the device, locate the screws on the motherboard. Gently unscrew all four of the 3.5mm screws on the motherboard.

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    • Unplug the ribbon cable connected to the motherboard that stems from the disc drive.

    • Disconnect the two power connectors from the motherboard.

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    • You will need to desolder the antenna.

    • Be sure to desolder the piece connected to the motherboard not the wire.

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    • You will need to remove the speakers and power connector.

    • Once you have removed all of these from the motherboard, the motherboard can be removed

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Conclusion

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

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