Introduzione

This guide will demonstrate how to safely disassemble the Creative Zen MicroPhoto in order to replace the motherboard.

Slide off the back cover to reveal the battery.
  • Slide off the back cover to reveal the battery.

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Removal of the battery may require some force.
  • Removal of the battery may require some force.

  • Beginning with the notch directly beneath the battery, use the plastic opening tool to loosen the battery.

  • Once the battery is free, remove it from the device.

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Turn over the device.
  • Turn over the device.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the front and back covers.

  • Move the opening tool around the perimeter of the device until the front cover detaches.

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Slowly detach the front cover from the rest of the device to reveal the interior.
  • Slowly detach the front cover from the rest of the device to reveal the interior.

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Insert the flat-head screwdriver into the notch on the bottom of the device. Pry the main board and screen from the outer shell of the device.
  • Insert the flat-head screwdriver into the notch on the bottom of the device. Pry the main board and screen from the outer shell of the device.

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The power button will come loose upon removal of outer shell.  When reassembling, align power button properly.
  • The power button will come loose upon removal of outer shell. When reassembling, align power button properly.

  • Remove the main board and screen from the outer shell.

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No tools are needed. The prongs (pictured) will release easily to remove the back cover. Carefully remove the back cover.
  • No tools are needed. The prongs (pictured) will release easily to remove the back cover.

  • Carefully remove the back cover.

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Be gentle when removing the main board. The main board is attached to the front panel of the device by wires.
  • Be gentle when removing the main board. The main board is attached to the front panel of the device by wires.

  • Using the flat-head screwdriver, carefully pry open the prongs on the sides of the device, and remove the main board from the screen.

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Do not damage the ribbon tab (pictured). It is vital to the device. Push the ribbon tab (sticking out below the main screen) backward through the square hole to remove the main board of the device. Once the wiring is removed from the front panel, release the hinge at the bottom of the device. To do so, gently pry underneath the clip (pictured) with a plastic opening tool. The clip will pop up, and the motherboard can be completely removed.
  • Do not damage the ribbon tab (pictured). It is vital to the device.

  • Push the ribbon tab (sticking out below the main screen) backward through the square hole to remove the main board of the device.

  • Once the wiring is removed from the front panel, release the hinge at the bottom of the device. To do so, gently pry underneath the clip (pictured) with a plastic opening tool. The clip will pop up, and the motherboard can be completely removed.

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Conclusione

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

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