Gathering the required items

  • Home Assistant Yellow
  • Flat nose pliers

Opening the case

Step 1

Protecting from ESD

Grounding protects the components from the static electricity that can be naturally present (electrostatic discharge, ESD).

  • Always: Touch the working surface before touching electronics.
  • Ideally: Use ESD protective equipment, such as ESD table mats and grounding cords.

Step 2

Removing the case - bottom part
  • Remove the 4 screws on the bottom of the Home Assistant Yellow Kit.
  • Keep the thumb screws close by; you will need them again later.

Step 3

Removing the case - top part
  • Make sure the interfaces are facing towards your left.
  • Flip the case over.
  • Slightly lift off the enclosure on your left.
  • Slide the enclosure off towards your right.

Removing the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4

Step 1

Removing the heat sink
  • Use the pliers and squeeze the front of the pin so that it fits through the hole.
  • Repeat the procedure for the other pin.

Step 2

Removing the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4
  • Ideally, the module should be pulled up vertically. But this is hard to to.
  • Pull up the module from one side, tilting as little as possible. Tilting can damage the connector.
  • This requires quite a bit of strength. If it does not work, pull harder.
  • Do not use a screw driver as a lever. It might damage the board.