Introduction

This guide will walk you through how to replace the motherboard of the iHip Fold-Up Portable Speaker.

  1. Place the device on a flat surface as shown.
    • Place the device on a flat surface as shown.

    • Remove the battery case cover and batteries.

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  2. Using a Phillips-Head #1 screwdriver, unscrew the four outer 1.0 mm screws and remove with tweezers.
    • Using a Phillips-Head #1 screwdriver, unscrew the four outer 1.0 mm screws and remove with tweezers.

    • Unscrew the 0.6 mm screw located in the center of the battery case.

    • Remove the back cover carefully; there are many wires that connect it to the device.

    • Keep the 1.0 mm and 0.6 mm screws separate from each other for reassembly.

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    • Observe the location of the motherboard at the bottom center of the back cover.

    • Using a Phillips-Head #1 screwdriver, carefully unscrew all three 0.4 mm screws from the indicated locations. Set aside for reassembly.

    • Using tweezers, gently remove the motherboard from the back cover of the device.

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    • Note the connection point of each wire to the motherboard.

    • Using utility scissors, cut all the wires connecting the motherboard to the device.

    • Using tweezers, place the new motherboard in the exact position of the old motherboard.

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    • Read the manufacturer instructions for your specific soldering iron before use. Follow all safety instructions and solder at your own risk.

    • Position a strip of solder at the point of contact between the motherboard and each individual wire.

    • Solder the wires to the motherboard. Make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions, as well as general soldering safety principles.

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    • Using a Phillips-Head #1 screwdriver, screw the original 0.4 mm screws into the correct places to secure the motherboard back in place.

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Conclusion

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

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