Introduction

Use this guide to remove the screen and motherboard in the TomTom XL. Removing the screen is necessary to access the XL's interior components.

Slip a small plastic opening tool underneath the screen bezel, gently sliding it around the inside edge.
  • Slip a small plastic opening tool underneath the screen bezel, gently sliding it around the inside edge.

  • Starting at the corners, carefully pry up the screen bezel.

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Remove the four Phillips #00 screws around the edge of the screen.
  • Remove the four Phillips #00 screws around the edge of the screen.

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  • Slide a small plastic opening tool under the top portion of the metal frame and gently lift it up.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool around the inner edge of the metal frame until it feels loose.

    • It may take some time to release the frame from the housing. Some force may be necessary—but be careful not to bend the frame's fragile interior bracket.

  • Remove the frame from the housing.

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  • Lifting from the upper edge of the screen, tilt the screen away from the device.

  • Tilt the screen slowly. Flipping the screen up too quickly may damage the display cable.

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  • Remove the three Phillips #00 screws connecting the motherboard to the plastic housing:

    • Two Phillips #00 screws are located at the bottom of the first picture.

    • The third screw is hidden under the orange ribbon cable, near the screen.

      • You may have to carefully lift the screen in order to reach this screw.

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  • Flip the screen and motherboard over.

  • Gripping the plastic casing, disconnect the battery cable connector from the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the speaker cable connector from the motherboard.

  • Remove the motherboard and screen from the housing.

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Conclusion

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

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