NAO - Removing the head

Created by Support Team, Modified on Mon, 27 Dec 2021 at 10:08 AM by Hervé FRANCO

Why removing the head ?


You will need to remove it of your robot if:

  • your robot doesn't turn on,
  • you want to change the head,
  • or the support asked you to do so (for example : to confirm the head serial number).



How to remove the head ?


To do so, follow the next steps :


  • Make sure your robot is:
    • turned OFF,
    • unplugged and
    • Wait 60 seconds to be sure all electronic capacitors are depleted.

  • Find the head lock buttons.


Note: run your fingers under the head.

You’ll feel square lock buttons on the left and right of the neck.

  • Firmly grip the head on either side of the robot’s face, and push up on the two lock buttons, making sure they are fully pressed in.



  • Now lift off the head. There should be no resistance.


Note: if it is difficult, push the lock buttons up more firmly.




How to replace the head ?
  • Align the cross-shaped hole of the head with the cross-shaped neck.


  • Push down. DO NOT APPLY MUCH PRESSURE.  You should make sure that the head fully clicks in; both buttons should snap back into place. If they don't, you probably have the head in a wrong position.


  • Without pressing either lock buttons, gently attempt to lift the head up to ensure a solid connection.


  • The head should be secure.


  • If not, repeat the process and be more careful with your alignment.


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