With this guide you will learn how to replace faulty battery spring contacts that may have been disconnected from motherboard or corroded by and exploding battery.

Locate and remove the screw on the bottom of the device. The screw is next to the battery compartment lid.
  • Locate and remove the screw on the bottom of the device. The screw is next to the battery compartment lid.

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Remove the battery compartment cover.
  • Remove the battery compartment cover.

  • Remove the battery.

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  • Now gently pry the two halves of the case apart.

  • There are several interlocking pegs located along the edge of the device's casings.

  • Pry the pegs apart one at a time, while working your way around the case.

  • Be careful when prying apart the pegs they are made of plastic, and you don't want to break them.

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  • The two halves of the case won't want to be separated at first. That's because the battery contact springs are in the way.

  • Push the battery contact springs down through their respective holes in the case. Now the case will come away freely.

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  • Remove the cover to the battery compartment.

  • Remove the battery. You'll need both cover and battery out of the way for the next step.

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  • The part of the casing that houses the USB jack and headphone jack is the final part which will have to be separated.

  • Two clips are the only things holding this portion of the casings together.

  • Once again, gently pry the two outer casings apart by pulling them away from one another.

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  • You now have access to all components found on the inside of the device!

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  • Locate both battery spring contacts, if necessary, on the motherboard.

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  • Apply heated soldering iron to points where the contacts are soldered to the motherboard.

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  • Soldering irons, when heated, are very hot and can potentially burn the user.

  • Be sure to always elevate the hot end of the soldering iron on a metal stand to prevent incidental burns.

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  • Wish solder melted, remove battery spring contacts from the motherboard.

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  • Replace spring contacts with new ones.

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  • There may be some solder in the way of the spring contacts' metal contacts. If this occurs simply melt the solder to create room for the contacts.

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  • With the new battery spring contacts in place, use the soldering iron to apply new solder to the connection points.

  • Be sure to allow the new solder to cool and harden.

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

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