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How to Replace the Main PCB of the Royal Sovereign Laminator?
This video shows a demonstration of how to replace the main PCB of the Royal Sovereign laminator.
Here is a transcript of this video:
After removing the back cover, we now have access to the main PCB port. Once you access the circuit board, you’ll find that it has multiple connectors. This particular circuit board has ten connectors. We have ten showing here – one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and two in the back make ten. It’s always good to draw a little diagram of the board to show how the layout is. What we have done here is showed you how the layout is and we have numbered all ten of the connectors. What we’ll do from here is, as we pull these connectors, we’re going to mark each one to show where they go back in place. Once we have them all numbered, now we know and remove the two screws that hold the power cables on. Once they’re removed, we have clips that hold the board on. They need to be squeezed to get them to disconnect. Then pull them out to remove the board. Now that we have our new circuit board, we’re going to put that into the laminator. We need to know what side is the front side and then position the board so it snaps into the four tabs that hold it into place. Once those are inserted and locked, now using our diagram, we need to replace all the connectors that are on the circuit board. And, finally, we need to put the two screws that hold the power cable to the board. And now what we need to do is to put our back cover back on. Thank you.
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