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Use this repair guide when the shoulder buttons need to be replaced.

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  1. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four Torx T5 screws from the back panel.

  2. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Wedge a spudger in between the front and back panel.

    • Apply leverage downwards to the spudger in order to remove the back panel.

  3. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the battery out from under the brown wire-tape.

    • Be careful of the wires still connected to the other end of the battery. Do not pull or damage may occur.

  4. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Slowly pull the white plug from its receptor. Grasp its sides firmly with a pair of tweezers and gently wiggle from side to side.

  5. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement, Motherboard: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws on each end of the motherboard.

  6. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Pull off the black memory card slot piece with tweezers.

  7. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws on each side of the charging port.

  8. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect 2 brown wire-tape ends from each end of the motherboard. Gently pull straight out with tweezers.

  9. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the motherboard and screen component diagonally up and left away from the auxiliary port entrance to remove.

    • Glue connecting the auxiliary port to the casing may make it difficult to remove. Gently apply force as needed.

  10. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the 2 brown wire-tape ends from the left side of the battery slot on the motherboard using tweezers.

  11. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 3 Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 3 Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Disconnect the large brown wire-tape from the motherboard.

    • Peel the black tape back from the wire-tape using tweezers.

    • Lift the black, hinged, plastic lock with tweezers to release the wire-tape.

    • The screen and motherboard components can now be separated from each other.

  12. Tapwave T2907US Zodiac 2 Shoulder Button Replacement, Shoulder Button: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully remove the solder between the shoulder buttons and the motherboard with the soldering sucker.

    • Try to avoid contact between the solder sucker and other components surrounding the shoulder buttons.

    • For more information on desoldering, look at this soldering/desoldering guide.

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

Daniel Wiseman

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