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Introduction

We dismantled the Acer Iconia One 7 and found it to be extremely repairable with only 8 components.

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    • Reference photos with packaging.

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    • Entry method is to remove the rear bathtub case, the seal is easy to break with opening tools.

    • The bathtub case is attached to the front display panel by soft plastic clips and without adhesive.

    • A spring connector connects the motherboard to the bathtub case so no need to worry about damaging fragile cables during removal.

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    • The battery cable runs short and requires a careful and precise wiggle to remove its connection from the motherboard.

    • Only two adhesive pull tabs secure the battery. This is preferred over adhesive which requires heat and prying to separate.

    • The adhesive strips will need to be replaced after removal.

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    • Layer of components removable upon opening: power/volume button cable, loudspeaker.

    • The power/volume button cable is lightly secured with adhesive.

    • Two Phillips #0 screws secure the loudspeaker housing.

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    • The display, digitizer, and camera cables can be disconnected without removing the motherboard.

    • The motherboard is secured to the display frame by three Phillips #0 screws.

    • The Micro-USB port, headphone jack and microphone are soldered to the motherboard. These are common failure points and it would be better if they could be individually replaced.

    • The front and rear camera are tethered and will need to be replaced together if one where to fail.

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    • Motherboard reference photos.

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    • The digitizer is fused to the front case but the LCD display can be isolated by unclipping it from the assembly with an opening tool.

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    • The Acer Iconia One 7 earns an 8 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair):

    • LCD and front glass are not fused and can be replaced individually.

    • Battery is easy to replace.

    • Modular design allows replacement of many individual parts.

    • Standard Phillips screws used throughout.

    • High wear components soldered in place, which increases replacement costs.

    • Manufacturer does not provide user-accessible repair documentation.

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Blake Klein

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I have an Acer Iconia tablet A500, 32GB RAM, 1GB ROM

I would like to increase my ROM to 4GB ROM, is it possible.

Can you recommend someone or a place that can do this for me?

Thanks, Ginger

email address: ginger41558@outlook.com

ginger41558 - Reply

I have used it very little, sat quietly in a drawer - when I decided to use it, it won’t power up! Sometimes it shows a splash screen with one word on it - ACER (if I remember right). Any idea what might be going on, I’d be grateful - would even give it to someone to revive and use

ruralwannabe - Reply

Estuvo excelente. Gracias y saludos.

Antonio Gomez Gomez - Reply

Estuvo excelente. Gracias y saludos.

Antonio Gomez Gomez - Reply

Is this Acer Iconia One 7 B1-780 (2017) or the older 2014 version?

Daire O Broin - Reply

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