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If all efforts to repair the Roomba® 980 vacuum fail, replacing its motherboard is usually the last step before a full resolution is achieved. There can be several reasons why this replacement is necessary, from water to physical damage, the process can be a complicated, lengthy installation. Finally, proceed with caution when handling the circuit board’s connectors and pins as damaging this can result in irreparable damage.

  1. Flip over the device and remove the two 11.5 mm screws using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.
    • Flip over the device and remove the two 11.5 mm screws using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  2. Unscrew the back plate using a Phillips #1 screwdriver. Carefully lift the panel up once the screws are removed.
    • Unscrew the back plate using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Carefully lift the panel up once the screws are removed.

  3. With both hands, grab the two black tabs on each end of the battery. Pull the tabs upwards to remove the battery.
    • With both hands, grab the two black tabs on each end of the battery.

    • Pull the tabs upwards to remove the battery.

  4. Remove the dust bin by pressing down on the rear button on the device. Pull the bin towards you to remove it.
    • Remove the dust bin by pressing down on the rear button on the device.

    • Pull the bin towards you to remove it.

  5. Insert the opening tool in the back of the device under the wedge. Slowly pry the plate loose and lift it from the device.
    • Insert the opening tool in the back of the device under the wedge.

    • Slowly pry the plate loose and lift it from the device.

    • The face plate is only designed to be removed back to front.

  6. Loosen the screw holding the side brush in place, by using a Phillips #1 screwdriver The screw is attached to the side brush and does not come out completely.
    • Loosen the screw holding the side brush in place, by using a Phillips #1 screwdriver

    • The screw is attached to the side brush and does not come out completely.

    • Lift the side brush.

  7. Remove the two 11.5mm screws holding down the bottom plate using a Phillips #1 screwdriver Carefully lift the bottom plate.
    • Remove the two 11.5mm screws holding down the bottom plate using a Phillips #1 screwdriver

    • Carefully lift the bottom plate.

  8. Remove the four 15.8mm gold screws around the brush module using the Phillips #1 screwdriver. Lift the brush module carefully using both hands. Lift the brush module carefully using both hands.
    • Remove the four 15.8mm gold screws around the brush module using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Lift the brush module carefully using both hands.

  9. Remove the three 15.8mm gold screws  with a Phillips #1 screwdriver. Lift the wheel module to remove it from the vacuum. Remove the other wheel by repeating these steps.
    • Remove the three 15.8mm gold screws with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Lift the wheel module to remove it from the vacuum.

    • Remove the other wheel by repeating these steps.

  10. Remove the ten 6.1 mm silver screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver. Lift the bottom guard off the front sensor panel by pulling it upwards.
    • Remove the ten 6.1 mm silver screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Lift the bottom guard off the front sensor panel by pulling it upwards.

  11. Lift the two corner guards at the rear of the device by lifting and popping them out. Pull the front sensor away slowly from the vacuum.
    • Lift the two corner guards at the rear of the device by lifting and popping them out.

    • Pull the front sensor away slowly from the vacuum.

    • The cable connecting the front sensor to the Roomba is delicate, so proceed with caution.

  12. Flip the sensor over and use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two 3.8 mm silver screws that hold the sensors to the panel.
    • Flip the sensor over and use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the two 3.8 mm silver screws that hold the sensors to the panel.

    • While the two 3.8mm screws look very similar to the 6.1mm screws, the two sizes are not interchangeable, so make sure not to mix the two sizes up when reassembling the Roomba.

    • Once removed, pull the panel away carefully.

  13. Remove the fourteen 6.6 mm black screws holding down the top plate using a Phillips #1 screwdriver. Push the lip back towards the logo to remove two 6.6 mm black screws found under it using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
    • Remove the fourteen 6.6 mm black screws holding down the top plate using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Push the lip back towards the logo to remove two 6.6 mm black screws found under it using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  14. Lift the top plate slowly, being careful not to damage the vacuum components while exposing the motherboard. Lift the top plate slowly, being careful not to damage the vacuum components while exposing the motherboard.
    • Lift the top plate slowly, being careful not to damage the vacuum components while exposing the motherboard.

  15. Remove the nine 6.4 mm silver screws holding the motherboard to the vacuum body and the clear plastic guard using a Phillips #1 screwdriver. Carefully remove the connector-clips that are attached to the motherboard.
    • Remove the nine 6.4 mm silver screws holding the motherboard to the vacuum body and the clear plastic guard using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Carefully remove the connector-clips that are attached to the motherboard.

    • Some connectors will be difficult to remove.

  16. Using both hands, lift the motherboard connected to the camera away from the device's main motherboard. Only lift the motherboard upwards to avoid bending the pins and causing further damage to the device's electronics. Remove the black plastic guard that is placed in between the two computer boards
    • Using both hands, lift the motherboard connected to the camera away from the device's main motherboard.

    • Only lift the motherboard upwards to avoid bending the pins and causing further damage to the device's electronics.

    • Remove the black plastic guard that is placed in between the two computer boards

  17. Lift the main motherboard upward and off of the vacuum. The screw inserts are holding it in place so it will have to be lifted evenly.
    • Lift the main motherboard upward and off of the vacuum.

    • The screw inserts are holding it in place so it will have to be lifted evenly.

    • Remove the motherboard from your device.

结论

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

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6条评论

Thank you for the replacement instructions & pictures…so helpful!

Any idea where I can purchase a roomba 980 motherboard?

LMSterling - 回复

Where can I purchase the roomba 980 motherboard?

Michael Goshorn - 回复

aliexpress my friend

hamilton.gazim -

you don’t need to take out the modules to take out the circuit board

LakeM0nst3r - 回复

If you find a rectangular rubber grommet left over when you’ve finished, it goes in a slot behind the dust bin and you can reinsert it from the outside just by removing the bin first.

James Turner - 回复

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