Introduction

This is a guide outlining how to remove and replace the daughter board (also known secondary board). Make sure the battery is completely removed before working on the daughter board as to prevent shorts in the circuitry As a precautions ground yourself to prevent frying the internal components. Also make sure to keep track of screws and label them.

  1. Use the plastic tool to pry between the silver bezel and the back case Work the tool around the device to free the back case Work the tool around the device to free the back case
    • Use the plastic tool to pry between the silver bezel and the back case

    • Work the tool around the device to free the back case

  2. Remove the ribbon cables by lifting up the white retaining flap on the ZIF connectors, then pulling the ribbon cable away. Do not kink the ribbon cables as they can break easily
    • Remove the ribbon cables by lifting up the white retaining flap on the ZIF connectors, then pulling the ribbon cable away.

    • Do not kink the ribbon cables as they can break easily

  3. Remove the battery connector by prying it up away from the device using 2 plastic pry tools Remove the battery connector by prying it up away from the device using 2 plastic pry tools Remove the battery connector by prying it up away from the device using 2 plastic pry tools
    • Remove the battery connector by prying it up away from the device using 2 plastic pry tools

  4. Remove all 9 of the 1.5mm #00 Philips screws Gently lift the battery out of the device
    • Remove all 9 of the 1.5mm #00 Philips screws

    • Gently lift the battery out of the device

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  6. To remove the ribbon cables, lift up the white retaining flap on the ZIF Connectors with a plastic pry tool To remove the ribbon cables, lift up the white retaining flap on the ZIF Connectors with a plastic pry tool To remove the ribbon cables, lift up the white retaining flap on the ZIF Connectors with a plastic pry tool
    • To remove the ribbon cables, lift up the white retaining flap on the ZIF Connectors with a plastic pry tool

  7. Using the tweezers gently pull off the tape over the ribbon cable Using the tweezers gently pull off the tape over the ribbon cable Using the tweezers gently pull off the tape over the ribbon cable
    • Using the tweezers gently pull off the tape over the ribbon cable

  8. Using the tweezers gently pull the ribbon cable out from from the connector. Using the tweezers gently pull the ribbon cable out from from the connector.
    • Using the tweezers gently pull the ribbon cable out from from the connector.

  9. Using the tweezers gently remove the connector from the yellow slot Using the tweezers gently remove the connector from the yellow slot Using the tweezers gently remove the connector from the yellow slot
    • Using the tweezers gently remove the connector from the yellow slot

  10. Cut the warranty tape connecting the daughter board to the metal plate under the battery Cut the warranty tape connecting the daughter board to the metal plate under the battery
    • Cut the warranty tape connecting the daughter board to the metal plate under the battery

  11. Using the #00 Phillips head screwdriver, remove the remaining 1.5mm screws in the daughter board Gently lift the daughter board from the device Gently lift the daughter board from the device
    • Using the #00 Phillips head screwdriver, remove the remaining 1.5mm screws in the daughter board

    • Gently lift the daughter board from the device

Conclusion

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

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Thanks for helping me fix my beloved Zenpad!

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Karen, where did you get the replacement daughter board? I can’t find one anywhere! - Christine

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