Power off the device
  • Power off the device

  • Remove any cables that might be connected to your device

  • Make sure the device is placed on a flat surface with the display screen facing up

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Wedge the plastic opening tool in between the display screen and back panel
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool in between the display screen and back panel

  • Do not apply too much pressure in order to avoid cracking the screen

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Carefully separate the display from the back panel
  • Carefully separate the display from the back panel

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Use your fingers to pull back and remove the yellow plastic tape covering the battery cable.
  • Use your fingers to pull back and remove the yellow plastic tape covering the battery cable.

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Use the flat end of the spudger to pry up and remove the battery cable.
  • Use the flat end of the spudger to pry up and remove the battery cable.

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Use the flat side of the heavy duty spudger to lift the small black plastic flap.
  • Use the flat side of the heavy duty spudger to lift the small black plastic flap.

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Use fingers to pull the Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) cable from the motherboard.
  • Use fingers to pull the Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) cable from the motherboard.

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Use fingers to remove the smaller adjacent ZIF cable from the motherboard.
  • Use fingers to remove the smaller adjacent ZIF cable from the motherboard.

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Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the battery up from all edges, and remove it from the back panel.
  • Use the flat end of the spudger to pry the battery up from all edges, and remove it from the back panel.

  • There is adhesive behind the battery that holds it in place. Be sure to pry slowly and carefully when removing the battery.

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Use tweezers or the flat end of the spudger to carefully pull the connection loose.
  • Use tweezers or the flat end of the spudger to carefully pull the connection loose.

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Use the pointy end of the spudger to remove the black tape holding the wires in place and completely free the wires.
  • Use the pointy end of the spudger to remove the black tape holding the wires in place and completely free the wires.

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Use a 5mm nut driver and Philips#000 bit to remove the four 1.5mm screws.
  • Use a 5mm nut driver and Philips#000 bit to remove the four 1.5mm screws.

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Remove the speakers after unscrewing the screws.
  • Remove the speakers after unscrewing the screws.

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Use spudger to loosen the wire and free the speaker.
  • Use spudger to loosen the wire and free the speaker.

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Conclusion

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

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