If your device is not holding a charge, or only functions when plugged into the charger, then this guide will show how to fix this problem by replacing the battery. This process could take anywhere from 15-30 minutes, and requires you to detach and desolder all of the battery's connection to the device.

  1. Turn off the device before starting
    • Turn off the device before starting

    • To prevent damage, open the device on the side without the buttons.

    • Insert the hooked end of the plastic opening tool in the gap between the screen and the back panel on the edge of the device.

    • Slide the plastic opening tool down the long side of the device.

    • Insert tool again and slide it down the long slide of the case a second time.

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  2. Pull the back panel away from the screen.
    • Pull the back panel away from the screen.

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    • Remove the black tape to reveal the wire ribbon connector.

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    • Flip up the black retaining tab using the plastic opening tool.

    • Pull out the large wire ribbon that crosses over the battery.

    • You may need tweezers to pull out the wire ribbon.

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    • Insert the plastic opening tool under the battery.

    • Using the plastic opening tool, pry up the battery.

    • There is tape on the back of the battery. Some more force may be required to separate the battery from the back of the display.

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    • Remove the wires from the motherboard using a soldering iron tool. Here is a link on How To Solder and Desolder Connections.

    • After the connections are desoldered, remove the battery.

    • Close the black ribbon retaining tabs once ribbons are inserted during reassembly.

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

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