Introduction

Dealing with a motherboard is a very delicate process. Please make sure you are careful because you do not want to break your device. Make sure to stay away from magnets when dealing with this type of hardware and to not pull on the wires too hard.

Image 1/2: Unscrew the single screw that connects the side brush to brush motor using the Phillips head #2 screwdriver Image 2/2: ''This screw does not come out of the yellow side brush''
  • Flip the device over onto its back

  • Unscrew the single screw that connects the side brush to brush motor using the Phillips head #2 screwdriver

  • This screw does not come out of the yellow side brush

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Image 1/2: Pop off the back plate once the screws are loose by gently prying away from the body Image 2/2: ''The screws don't come completely out of the panel, but it will still come apart once unscrewed.''
  • Remove the four Phillips #1 screws on the back panel.

  • Pop off the back plate once the screws are loose by gently prying away from the body

  • The screws don't come completely out of the panel, but it will still come apart once unscrewed.

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Image 1/3: Pull up on the battery in an upwards direction to remove it Image 2/3: Pull up on the battery in an upwards direction to remove it Image 3/3: Pull up on the battery in an upwards direction to remove it
  • Grab the two pieces of green tape with your thumb and index finger

  • Pull up on the battery in an upwards direction to remove it

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Image 1/2: These are the contact points on the battery Image 2/2: If these contact points are dirty, they can be cleaned with a moist microfiber cloth (distilled water recommended)
  • These are the contact points on the Roomba for the battery

  • These are the contact points on the battery

  • If these contact points are dirty, they can be cleaned with a moist microfiber cloth (distilled water recommended)

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Image 1/2: Pull the plastic bumper protector up and off of the bumper Image 2/2: Pull the plastic bumper protector up and off of the bumper
  • Remove the ten - 11mm screws that are holding the front bumper to the plastic bumper protector with your Phillips head #1

  • Pull the plastic bumper protector up and off of the bumper

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Image 1/3: Pull up on the front bumper to remove it Image 2/3: Be careful not to pull to hard because there is wiring attached to the bumper Image 3/3: Remove the two - 7mm screws with your Phillips head #1, holding the wire sensors in place to the front bumper
  • Flip the Roomba back over so you are viewing the top

  • Pull up on the front bumper to remove it

    • Be careful not to pull to hard because there is wiring attached to the bumper

  • Remove the two - 7mm screws with your Phillips head #1, holding the wire sensors in place to the front bumper

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Image 1/2: Pull the dust bin out Image 2/2: Pull the dust bin out
  • Remove the dust bin by pushing on the button for the dust bin removal

  • Pull the dust bin out

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Image 1/2: Remove the top plastic carefully Image 2/2: Remove the top plastic carefully
  • Pull up on the silver handle to release the top protectant plastic

  • Remove the top plastic carefully

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Image 1/3: Use your Phillips head #0 to remove the one - 7mm bottom center screw Image 2/3: Use your Phillips head #2 to remove the two - 8mm screws by the handle Image 3/3: Push down the two release points to pull the plastic piece up
  • The outside six - 10mm screws and the inside set of four - 10mm screws are the same here, use your Phillips head #2 to remove them

  • Use your Phillips head #0 to remove the one - 7mm bottom center screw

  • Use your Phillips head #2 to remove the two - 8mm screws by the handle

  • Push down the two release points to pull the plastic piece up

  • Pull the plastic piece up

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Image 1/3: Remove the 4 - 9mm  screws holding the display with your Phillips head #0 Image 2/3: Remove the 4 - 9mm  screws holding the display with your Phillips head #0 Image 3/3: Remove the 4 - 9mm  screws holding the display with your Phillips head #0
  • Pull the silver tab, and clear tinted display off

  • Remove the 4 - 9mm screws holding the display with your Phillips head #0

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Image 1/3: Remove the plastic protectant film from the motherboard Image 2/3: Remove the plastic protectant film from the motherboard Image 3/3: Remove the plastic protectant film from the motherboard
  • Remove the display

  • Remove the plastic protectant film from the motherboard

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Image 1/2: Pull the mother board up off the Roomba Image 2/2: Be careful not to pull hard because there are a lot of wires attached to the motherboard
  • Remove the five - 8mm screws with your Phillips head #1, holding the mother board in place to the Roomba

  • Pull the mother board up off the Roomba

    • Be careful not to pull hard because there are a lot of wires attached to the motherboard

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Image 1/3: Some of these can be difficult to remove, and you may need the help of the metal spudger Image 2/3: Some of these can be difficult to remove, and you may need the help of the metal spudger Image 3/3: Some of these can be difficult to remove, and you may need the help of the metal spudger
  • Remove the three sets of wires plugged into the back of the motherboard

    • Some of these can be difficult to remove, and you may need the help of the metal spudger

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Image 1/3: Remove the five wire connections using the same method as the previous two Image 2/3: Lastly, remove the bumper sensor wires from the motherboard Image 3/3: Lastly, remove the bumper sensor wires from the motherboard
  • Flip the motherboard over

  • Remove the five wire connections using the same method as the previous two

  • Lastly, remove the bumper sensor wires from the motherboard

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Conclusion

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

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Regarding the reassembly process - there is a lack of clarity regarding reassembly and placement of the front bumper assembly. THe internal components are barely touched upon in the sequence above, and one picture shows the intenal sensor bar completely unattached. It is not.

james000222 - Reply

anyone know how to bench test this? One of my capacitors blew up.. Well two did and I cannot seem to get it working after replacing them.

Eric - Reply

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