How to remove the mainboard of CrowPi L?

edited January 4 in Raspberry Pi & CrowPi
Tools preparation
  • Cross screwdriver
  • T7 Torx screwdriver
Click here to watch the operation video.

Step 1 Remove the Raspberry Pi

Step 2 Use T7 torx screwdriver to move the screws

Step 3 Remove the battery cover and remove the battery. Then use cross screwdriver to remove the screws down below the battery.

Step 4 Remove the cover forcibly, and remove the speaker cables.

Step 5 Use cross screwdriver to remove the screws on the mainboard. And remove the flat cables at J12 and J13.

Step 6 Flip the motherboard and remove the 3 flat cables.

Now the mainboard has been successfully removed!


  • Thanks for this clear instructions.
  • And take care with the various connectors. While changing my motherboard I broke the new one by breaking the flat cable connector to the Raspberry. These connectors are quite fragile and need to be operated quietly with very good lighting. A hard paid lesson learnt two days ago!
  • I just received today my new motherboard and I shall take extra care to replace it without breaking once more a connector!

  • I'm becoming a specialist of motherboard removal. To date I did it 4 times:

    1. removal of the initial motherboard partially faulty;
    2. removal of a replacement motherboard delivered without charge by Elecrow - thanks to them - . While mounting it I broke the connector to the RaspBerry, bad luck;
    3. removal of the initial motherboard and its replacement by a new and paid motherboard. The screen did not work;
    4. reopening of the CrowpiL to find a loose connector, after fixing it properly the screen works well now. END OF THE STORY.
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