If you’re moving your Peloton or want a new screen, you’ll need to take the original screen off your bike. This task might seem simple at first, but the Peloton is put together in a seamless way that makes it tricky to determine how you can remove the screen. What are you supposed to do in this situation?
We’re here to help! Once you know what you’re doing, disconnecting a Peloton screen is simple. We’ll go over the process step by step so you’re comfortable with removing this crucial element on your bike. Read on to learn all you need to know about disconnecting a Peloton screen without damaging your bike.
First, you’ll need to turn off everything in the Peloton system. This action will keep you safe as you work with wires and other electronic pieces. It will also keep you from damaging your Peloton as you disconnect the screen from the bike.
The items you should turn off with your system include:
- The screen: Hold down the power button until the prompt appears, then power off the system.
- The bike: The bike should turn off along with the Peloton screen.
- The general power connection: Unplug the power cable from the wall, cutting off all electricity to the Peloton.
Turning these off will keep your Peloton bike safe.
Before moving on to the next step, ensure that your bike is unplugged from the power system and everything is off. Your Peloton will fare much better if you take this precaution.
Next, you’ll need to disconnect several items before you can remove the screen from the bike. Most of these are located underneath the screen, connecting the projections on the screen to the Peloton. Each of these will become damaged if you forget to disconnect them and take the device off the bike.
The items you’ll need to disconnect include:
- Plastic clip: This clip is located on the back of the touchscreen.
- Monitor cable: Once you’ve taken the plastic clip off, you can unplug the monitor screen from the Peloton bike.
- Ethernet and audio cables: Finally, take off any extra ethernet or audio cables attached to the bike.
These should be simple to deal with, and this action should only take a few moments.
Once you’ve disconnected all the cables and cords, you’re almost there. There are just a few more steps you need to undertake to prep your Peloton screen for removal.
Once you’ve unplugged everything, you should have free access to the panel on the back of the touchscreen. This panel is in place to give the Peloton bike a distinguished look. Once you remove it, you’ll see the component that attaches the touchscreen of the Peloton to the physical Peloton bike.
To remove the back panel, you will need to:
- Locate the seam that defines the borders of the back panel
- Gently slide the panel off the back of the touchscreen
These steps will help you remove the back panel with no problem.
Once you’ve removed the panel, set it to the side. You will need to reattach it once you get the touchscreen off the bike. Set it in a place where it can’t accidentally be stepped on and destroyed. Once you’ve done this, you’re ready to take off the last pieces that stand between you and the separation of the devices.
Once you’ve removed the back panel, you’re almost there. Next, you need to take off the screws that physically connect the screen to the Peloton bike. This step is the last one before the screen becomes a free and separate entity from the physical bike.
All you’ll need to remove the screws is a screwdriver, which should come with your Peloton in the setup kit. In total, four mounting screws attach the touchscreen to the Peloton bike.
Finally, you can gently pull the screen off your Peloton bike. If you’ve followed all the steps precisely, it should come off without much trouble. You can then dispose of the screen or pack it into a padded box for moving.
When you pull the screen off the Peloton bike, you should get an extra set of hands to help you. Someone can hold the screen while the other person takes the screws out of the back. This way, you can prevent the screen from falling and cracking as the mounting connections disappear.