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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. Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Removing the Case Screws: step 1, image 1 of 3 Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Removing the Case Screws: step 1, image 2 of 3 Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Removing the Case Screws: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

    I bought a brand new Beats Pill 1.0 online last week the first night it seemed to work all right the next day I charged it I plugged it in and it was crackling on the left hand side from the front and now the whole volume of both sides very low but it is still getting a Bluetooth connectivity I tried to reset it by holding the baby and the power button to get this thing in the back to flag it would not reset that way any suggestions I meant it is for a lot of money I paid $170 I thought I was getting a brand new device

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  2. Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Removing Center Cover: step 2, image 1 of 3 Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Removing Center Cover: step 2, image 2 of 3 Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Removing Center Cover: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • 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. Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Separate the Device: step 3, image 1 of 3 Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Separate the Device: step 3, image 2 of 3 Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Separate the Device: step 3, image 3 of 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.

  4. Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Disconnect Speaker Wiring: step 4, image 1 of 2 Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Disconnect Speaker Wiring: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully remove the yellow, red, black, and white wires from the motherboard.

    • Ground yourself when touching the motherboard.

  5. Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Disconnect NFC Sensor Wiring: step 5, image 1 of 2 Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Disconnect NFC Sensor Wiring: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully remove the black and red NFC sensor wires.

  6. Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Disconnect Control Wiring: step 6, image 1 of 2 Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Disconnect Control Wiring: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully remove the control cables (4 black, 1 red).

  7. Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 6 mm screws holding the band in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  8. Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three 9 mm screws from motherboard and rubber stopper using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  9. Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • 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. Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the power button and springs.

  11. Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 3 Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 3 Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Using a wire stripper, cut the red and black wires attached to the motherboard.

  12. Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 3 Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 3 Beats Pill 1.0 Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • 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??

akon4konvicted - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

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

Owen Gerke - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

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

Kenny Hendrick - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

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?

Calvin Carroll - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Hey Calvin. Unfortunately that part is actually a flexible circuit. Superglue unfortunately will not restore the ability for current to travel through the cable, as superglue doesn't conduct. I imagine the device is safe to use, however the device will not work. If you do power it on, I would monitor the device to see if heat is being generated, as this can be dangerous. You will need to find an intact cable to replace the broken one, though, to restore the device to working order.

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Good afternoon,

I am trying to figure the value of the inductor sitting behind the micro USB charging connector. That inductor was the one causing the failure in my case. Can anyone tell me?

Patrick Marshall - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

The prung in my beats came off some one plugging the plug in wrong can it be fixed

Matthew Shiggs - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Where can you buy the motherboard for the pill?

Patrick Villanueva - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

My beats pill acts like it's turning on then just shuts off. Any suggestions

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Looking for power board for my beats pill model A1680, thanks

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I think the beats pill 1.0 sucks, all mine does is gets super hot at both ends when trying to even charge the thing. I’ve tried a different plug, audio cable, the default mode reset, it won’t charge & hasn’t e Ed Ben turned on for a second. I’ve tried calling Apple for assistance - I had a case -# & 2 people helping me, then they just dropped me like a bad apple (no pun intended) & closed my case when it wasn’t even resolved or looked at. They know exactly what’s wrong w/these speakers!

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