Introduction

Anticipate this process to take 15 to 20 minutes. Be sure to have a cleared out area. You will need several different tools including a plastic prying tool, 1mm screwdriver and heating pad. This process is fairly difficult.

Take tablet and rotate on its side, so that the two screws are facing upward. Use Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove   two 1mm screws on the left side of the tablet.
  • Take tablet and rotate on its side, so that the two screws are facing upward.

  • Use Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove two 1mm screws on the left side of the tablet.

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Insert plastic prying tool and pry back case away from the device slowly moving the plastic prying tool along the device.
  • Insert plastic prying tool and pry back case away from the device slowly moving the plastic prying tool along the device.

  • Once loosened, use hands to help separate case from device.

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Hold positive and negative wires as close as possible to the speaker. Use plastic prying tool and fingers to simultaneously lift speaker from cover.
  • Hold positive and negative wires as close as possible to the speaker.

  • Use plastic prying tool and fingers to simultaneously lift speaker from cover.

  • Set cover aside.

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Use soldering gun to remove the positive and negative wires connecting the battery to the circuit board.
  • Use soldering gun to remove the positive and negative wires connecting the battery to the circuit board.

  • For a complete guide on how to solder, click here.

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Grip the ribbon located at the far end of the circuit board with a plastic spudger tool. Put pressure on the connector until the clasp comes undone.
  • Grip the ribbon located at the far end of the circuit board with a plastic spudger tool.

  • Put pressure on the connector until the clasp comes undone.

  • Gently pull up on electrical ribbon until it disconnects from circuit board.

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Remove the second electrical ribbon from the motherboard. Use the technique for the previous ribbon.
  • Remove the second electrical ribbon from the motherboard.

  • Use the technique for the previous ribbon.

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Using #00 Phillips Screwdriver, remove the four 1mm screws holding the circuit board to the device.
  • Using #00 Phillips Screwdriver, remove the four 1mm screws holding the circuit board to the device.

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With fingers, grip the green Wi-Fi connector. Gently pull up on connector to remove tape holding the connector in place.
  • With fingers, grip the green Wi-Fi connector.

  • Gently pull up on connector to remove tape holding the connector in place.

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Using your fingers, gently lift the motherboard.
  • Using your fingers, gently lift the motherboard.

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Insert plastic prying tool under screen and exert pressure, pulling upward. Repeat this strep around each corner of screen until it pops off. Repeat this strep around each corner of screen until it pops off.
  • Insert plastic prying tool under screen and exert pressure, pulling upward.

  • Repeat this strep around each corner of screen until it pops off.

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Place heating pad on glass frame in order to loosen adhesive for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Place heating pad on glass frame in order to loosen adhesive for 3 to 5 minutes.

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Use fingers to gently pull digitizer off of device.
  • Use fingers to gently pull digitizer off of device.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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