Introduction

The deck plate assembly is an essential component to the Braava, allowing the device to detect obstacles while moving. With a damaged deck plate assembly, your Braava may encounter mobility issues and may not be able to detect possible obstacles in your home or office. Replacing the deck plate assembly may solve these issues.

Flip your device over and locate the battery cover.
  • Flip your device over and locate the battery cover.

    • The battery cover is located in the center of the device in between both wheels.

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Using a Flathead #4 screwdriver, gently turn the 12mm screw that holds the battery cover in.
  • Using a Flathead #4 screwdriver, gently turn the 12mm screw that holds the battery cover in.

    • The screw does not remove, it stays attached to the cover.

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Gently remove the battery from the  tray and disconnect the battery  cable. To remove the battery, pull it straight up. To disconnect the cable, gently pull it straight out of the connector.
  • Gently remove the battery from the tray and disconnect the battery cable.

    • To remove the battery, pull it straight up. To disconnect the cable, gently pull it straight out of the connector.

  • To reinstall the cable, hold it near the end and gently push it in the connector.

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Deck the Halls
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With the battery removed, rotate your device so the front of it is facing you.
  • With the battery removed, rotate your device so the front of it is facing you.

  • Remove the four 10mm Phillips #2 screws that attach the shell.

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Using both hands, hold the device together while you flip it over. Starting from the front, gently lift up the shell and slowly tilt back until it is  fully removed.
  • Using both hands, hold the device together while you flip it over.

  • Starting from the front, gently lift up the shell and slowly tilt back until it is fully removed.

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With the shell off, flip the iRobot over and remove the four 10mm  Phillips #0 screws holding the deck plate assembly on.
  • With the shell off, flip the iRobot over and remove the four 10mm Phillips #0 screws holding the deck plate assembly on.

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Remove the two 12mm Phillips #0 screws that hold the two springs onto the deck plate assembly. Remove the two springs by gently lifting them up. Remove the two springs by gently lifting them up.
  • Remove the two 12mm Phillips #0 screws that hold the two springs onto the deck plate assembly.

  • Remove the two springs by gently lifting them up.

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Flip the device over and remove the deck plate assembly cover by lifting it up.
  • Flip the device over and remove the deck plate assembly cover by lifting it up.

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Pull the arms together by lifting them up and to the center.
  • Pull the arms together by lifting them up and to the center.

  • With the arms together. slide the deck plate up and over the arms until it is fully removed.

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Conclusion

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

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