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If the power on your Beats Pill 1.0 won't turn on or if it is unable to connect to other devices--either through bluetooth or through audio jack--employ this process to replace the motherboard. Before using this guide, double check the troubleshooting page. For instance, you may need only to plug in the charging cable or connect using a different audio cord.

The motherboard is the main circuit of the device, meaning some special skills are needed in order to transpose it. Step 5 requires wire stripping. From there, you will need to solder the battery to the new motherboard as part of Step 6.

Remember to disconnect your Beats Pill 1.0 from a power source and to turn off the device before beginning the replacement process.

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  1. Using the spudger, create space between the speaker covers and then remove. On the underside of the device, remove the rubber stand with the BeatsPill logo on it. Using an ESD-safe Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the four screws that were underneath the rubber stand.
    • Using the spudger, create space between the speaker covers and then remove.

    • On the underside of the device, remove the rubber stand with the BeatsPill logo on it.

    • Using an ESD-safe Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the four screws that were underneath the rubber stand.

  2. Remove the two screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Slowly remove the center band and two clip rings until the adhesive separates. Sit to the side the clip rings and the center band Slowly remove the center band and two clip rings until the adhesive separates. Sit to the side the clip rings and the center band
    • Remove the two screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Slowly remove the center band and two clip rings until the adhesive separates. Sit to the side the clip rings and the center band

  3. Use the spudger to pry the device apart along its seam, starting in the middle. Open the device to separate the front and back panels. Open the device to separate the front and back panels.
    • Use the spudger to pry the device apart along its seam, starting in the middle.

    • Open the device to separate the front and back panels.

  4. Carefully remove the yellow, red, black, and white wires  from the motherboard. Ground yourself when touching the motherboard.
    • Carefully remove the yellow, red, black, and white wires from the motherboard.

    • Ground yourself when touching the motherboard.

  5. Carefully remove the black and red NFC sensor wires. Carefully remove the black and red NFC sensor wires.
    • Carefully remove the black and red NFC sensor wires.

  6. Carefully remove the control cables (4  black, 1 red). Carefully remove the control cables (4  black, 1 red).
    • Carefully remove the control cables (4 black, 1 red).

  7. Remove the four 6 mm screws holding the band in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 6 mm screws holding the band in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  8. Remove the three 9 mm screws from motherboard and rubber stopper using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the three 9 mm screws from motherboard and rubber stopper using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  9. Remove the motherboard from the tabs and gently lift it out of the case. Remove the yellow NFC module that is attached to the motherboard from the plastic casing with tweezers.
    • Remove the motherboard from the tabs and gently lift it out of the case.

    • Remove the yellow NFC module that is attached to the motherboard from the plastic casing with tweezers.

  10. Remove the power button and springs.
    • Remove the power button and springs.

  11. Using a wire stripper, cut the red and black wires attached to the motherboard. Using a wire stripper, cut the red and black wires attached to the motherboard. Using a wire stripper, cut the red and black wires attached to the motherboard.
    • Using a wire stripper, cut the red and black wires attached to the motherboard.

  12. Using a soldering iron, attach the battery to the new motherboard with the red wire connecting to the 0.2 volts (+) and black wire connecting to the ground (-). Please refer to our soldering guide for more information. Please refer to our soldering guide for more information.
    • Using a soldering iron, attach the battery to the new motherboard with the red wire connecting to the 0.2 volts (+) and black wire connecting to the ground (-).

    • Please refer to our soldering guide for more information.

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

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Does anyone know from where I can buy a motherboard for a Beats Pill??

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How do I unplug the cord from the battery? I don't want to damage any cords or plugs, Thanks!

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Same as akon4konvicted: "Does anyone know from where I can buy a motherboard for a Beats Pill??

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While trying to repair I snapped that yellow part with the thin copper running through it, I tried to repair this with superglue but I don't think it worked. Not sure what the part does but is it still safe to use?

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