I now offer a battery replacement option for all Archos 605 models. Read the details here. (If you are looking for the DIY battery replacement guide, it is here)
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Its time to put things back the way they were. You will have to do this alone by following this guide in reverse!
The last bit is the circuit board. With the battery out this is fairly easy to remove.
With the plates out of the way the unit will be more flexible. Put down the screwdriver and use your hands now.
The hard drive was fastened to two horizontal plates. These steel plates are very hard. They are keeping the plastic body stiff and making it difficult to pull the battery out.
The battery is the hardest to remove. There are no screws holding it in place however there is no space to move it out. Every millimetre of space has been used and the unit is crammed together.
Once the hard drive is out we get the first glimpse of the battery.
At any stage the unit still continues to function if switched on.
The screen will not come off immediately after screws are removed. It needs to be pulled loose like the hard drive.
Things get more tricky now. We are going to remove the touch screen.
The hard drive is connected to an IDE (ZIF) slot on the circuit board. It needs to be pulled out gently but firmly
The hard drive is held in place by four allen screws.
The hard drive is protected by a metallic plate, this can be removed now.
We start by removing the back cover.