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NOOKcolor Teardown

Rubber cushions hide connectors

After removing the metal frame's 10 Torx T5 screws, you'll need to remove three rubber cushions that cover connectors for the battery, power button, and volume up/down button. The cushions are held in place with adhesive. Using a thin metal blade, you should be able to remove the cushions without tearing them or damaging the connector underneath.

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