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A new version of the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 was announced in February 2019, with Android 9.0 Pie (upgradable to Android 10), the Exynos 7904 chipset and an IPS display with an unchanged resolution. The rear flash is removed, S-Pen support is dropped and the battery is smaller, while the front camera is upgraded to 5 MP and the speakers are now stereo. Models numbers: SM-T515 & SM-T510.

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My tablet screen fell off and my ribbon broke how do I install it back

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My tablet screen fell off and my ribbon broke how do I install it back

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Hey their Farica, when you say that the ribbon broke, do you mean the ribbon cable for the display? Also, some photos would be very helpful for determining the savoriness of the issue and helping you achieve a solution. Adding images to an existing question


@jmehnert i was just gonna ask for photos

what happened that caused the screen to fall off?


@timtomissus the tablet overheated so the glue wasn’t holding the screen anymore one day I was watching my tablet sideways and it just fell off and I couldn’t turn it on anymore


@jmehnert yes I went to the repair store and the person said it couldn’t be fix because the ribbon broke so I thought it’s impossible that just because the ribbon broke it’s not fixable anymore so that’s why I’m here asking for help


@faricawong usually a ripped cable means a new display. Let's see the damage. Post a couple of good photos with your QUESTION. You wil need to edit your question to add images Adding images to an existing question


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Hi @faricawong

The screen will have to be replaced as the cable connection between the screen and the connector can't be fixed.

You should be able to re-use the flex cable that is plugged into the connector from the motherboard though

Here's the ifixit Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2019) Screen Replacement guide that may help.

Search online for SM-T510/SM-T515 LCD display (if either of these model is your tablet) to find suppliers that suit you best.

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Better pictures would help, the screen should be able to lift to 90 degrees to get better pics of the connector. Plus if it’s off why not remove the screen?


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