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The Samsung Galaxy Tablet E 9.6 was announced June, 2015 and released on July 2015. When repairing this device, a few basic tools available from ifixit.com will be necessary. Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 is available as 8GB or 16 GB versions, expandable by micro SD. It was sold in two colors: Pearl White and Metallic Black.

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Snapped a ribbon/motherboard connector trying to repair?

Hi all. I recently opened up my Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6" to attempt to repair an issue I had with the screen flickering on and off.

I followed the instructions on a YouTube video, but I accidentally tried to detach the wrong cable/ribbon. This caused it to snap the ribbon connector to the motherboard and lose screen functionality completely. Upon closer inspection, i appear to have snapped some of the tiny pins that were on the board itself =/

I'm now left with a dead tablet which I only purchased brand new about 6 weeks ago. I can't send it back under warranty for obvious reasons and I don't really want to spend another £50-70 on getting it repaired.

So my question is, can this be repaired at a relatively cheap cost? And if so, is it something I can do myself? I would add pictures to show the damage caused but I haven't quite figured out how to attach them just yet...

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Update (01/11/2018)

I figured out how to attach the images. As you can see, the blue ribbon has snapped in half and some pins have come away from the motherboard. Is it totally dead now? =(

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theres probably a few people about that can do it, i could do it for £20, if your interested il send you a link to my ebay page

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Yes, please do. Are you (fairly) confident it can be completely repaired?

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if the pads are ripped i will have to run wires to connecting points but it should be no problem. if you go onto this link and buy it https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282779687820. then send me a message through ebay for the address

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Thanks. It will probably have to wait until next Wednesday now (payday), but I would definitely like to take you up on the offer. I'll save the link and send you a message once I have paid. While we're at it...do you also do mobile phone repairs? I've got a Samsung A3 (2016) also with a damaged screen. I dropped it on holiday a few weeks ago and unable to get it working again. Half of the screen was working after I dropped it, but it looked like the ink leaked (?) and now the whole LCD is not working at all. No problem if not, I will definitely take you up on the tablet repair either way. Cheers

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i do phones aswell but mostly motherboard issues, iv had to many issues with people i have bought screens from, but if you want to buy a screen and send it with the phone i could fit it no problem

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Ok thanks. How much extra would it cost to fit a new screen to the phone? And do you have a rough idea how much a decent quality replacement screen would cost me in the first place? Im looking at some on ebay which are around £10 with a full repair kit. It looks genuine but I just cant see it being that cheap?!

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