Replacing the motherboard is a very long process and if not done carefully it could damage the device irreparably. Proceed with caution when handling the connectors and pins that attach the motherboard to the rest of the device.

  1. Flip over the device and remove the (2)11.5mm screws using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.
    • Flip over the device and remove the (2)11.5mm screws using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  2. Unscrew the back plate using a Phillips#1 head screwdriver.
    • Unscrew the back plate using a Phillips#1 head screwdriver.

    • Carefully lift the panel up once the screws are removed.

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    • With both hands, grab the 2 black tabs on each ends of the battery.

    • Pull the tabs upwards to remove the battery.

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    • Remove the dust bin by pressing down on the rear button on the device.

    • Pull the bin towards you to remove it.

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    • Insert the opening tool in the back of the device under the wedge.

    • Slowly pry the plate loose and lift it from the device.

    • The face plate is only designed to be removed back to front.

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    • Loosen the screw holding the side brush in place.

    • The screw is attached to the side brush and does not come out completely.

    • Lift the side brush.

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    • Remove the (2) 11.5mm Phillips #1 screws holding down the bottom plate.

    • Carefully lift the bottom plate.

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    • Remove the Brush Module for greater ease of access.

    • Remove the (4) 15.8mm gold screws around the brush module using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Lift the brush module carefully using both hands.

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    • Remove 2-side wheels for greater ease of access.

    • Locate the (3) three 15.8mm gold Phillips #1 screws and unscrew them.

    • Lift the wheel module removing it from the vacuum.

    • Remove the other wheel by repeating these steps.

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    • Remove the (10) ten 6.1mm silver screws.

    • Lift the bottom guard off the front sensor panel by pulling it upwards.

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    • Lift the 2 corner guards at the rear of the device by lifting it and popping them out.

    • Pull the front sensor away slowly from the vacuum.

    • The cable connecting the front sensor to the Roomba is delicate, so proceed with caution.

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    • Flip the sensor over and remove the (2) two 3.8mm silver screws holding the sensor to the panel.

    • Once removed, pull the panel away carefully.

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    • Remove the (16) sixteen 6.6mm black screws shown in the pictures that are holding down the top plate.

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    • Lift the top plate slowly being careful not to damage the vacuum components while exposing the motherboard.

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    • Remove the (9) nine 6.4mm silver screws holding the motherboard to the vacuum body and the clear plastic guard.

    • Carefully remove the connector-clips that are attached to the motherboard.

    • Some connectors will be difficult to remove.

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    • Using both hands, lift the motherboard connected to the camera away from the device's main motherboard.

    • *IMPORTANT* Only lift it upwards to avoid bending the pins and causing further damage to the device's electronics.

    • Remove the black plastic guard that is placed in between the 2 boards.

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    • Lift the main motherboard off the vacuum upward. The screw inserts are holding it in place so it will have to be lifted evenly.

    • Remove the motherboard from your device.

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

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Thank you for the replacement instructions & pictures…so helpful!

Any idea where I can purchase a roomba 980 motherboard?

LMSterling - Reply

Where can I purchase the roomba 980 motherboard?

Michael Goshorn - Reply

you don’t need to take out the modules to take out the circuit board

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