How to Dissemble a Launchpad Mini for Cleaning/Repairing!

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Introduction: How to Dissemble a Launchpad Mini for Cleaning/Repairing!

Hello everybody! this is my first instructable, hope you like it!

Today i am dissembling a launchpad mini to see what's inside, You can follow along if your's is broken or want to remove the labels that you've put on it (or you just want to repaint/recode to make it look better)

Step 1: Removing the Screws!

Grab a Screwdriver (a Philips type one)

and unscrew the 5 screws located in the picture (B)

Step 2: Open It Up!

But first you got to grab a (--) thin screwdriver (not +)

Then Carefully lift the little pads between the grey and orange handle's (all 4 sides).

after you are done with that, do not flip it to the buttons side up, just lift the orange pad off the board

Step 3: Done!

Congratulations! you have now opened it up, if you want to remove the stickies: remove the silicon pads from the upper board and clean the grey top with turpentine or other adhesive remover's (Not acetone! that will remove the paint too!)

What is on the board:

The most notable things on the board are:

  • Beautiful silkscreen
  • An FTDI port for reprogramming (I advice to not reprogram it!)
  • Everything is Surface mounted
  • An STM32 MCU

also handle the board with care!

To Reassemble the LPMini

  1. put the silicon on the top 1st!
  2. put the board the right way in
  3. snap on the orange bottom back
  4. put back the screws
  5. test if it still works
  6. ???
  7. Profit!

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    Opps i broke my usb port

    peel the corners in rubber on the back off

    Nice tips. Thanks for sharing how to do this!