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
- put the silicon on the top 1st!
- put the board the right way in
- snap on the orange bottom back
- put back the screws
- test if it still works
10 months ago
Thank you for this!
Question 2 years ago on Step 3
Very cool. Would it be possible to glue, or place a graphic underneath a pad? Would it effect the pad's functioning to have something thin underneath it?
5 years ago
Opps i broke my usb port
6 years ago
Mine doesn't have any screws.
Reply 6 years ago
peel the corners in rubber on the back off
Reply 6 years ago
8 years ago on Introduction
Nice tips. Thanks for sharing how to do this!