Introduction

If your device no longer holds a charge, this guide shows you how to fix the problem.

Parts

No parts required.

Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam between the back case and the display. Work the plastic opening tool around the seam until the rear case separates from the display.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam between the back case and the display.

  • Work the plastic opening tool around the seam until the rear case separates from the display.

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Separate the rear case and place the tablet face side down.
  • Separate the rear case and place the tablet face side down.

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Using a spudger, work the tool under the battery connector located above the battery on the left side,  and lift it free.
  • Using a spudger, work the tool under the battery connector located above the battery on the left side, and lift it free.

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Pull firmly on the black tabs, located at the top left and bottom right of the battery. The clear adhesive strips attached to the tabs are quite stretchy. Don't give up; keep pulling the tabs until the battery releases. The strips will not be reusable. Remove the battery.
  • Pull firmly on the black tabs, located at the top left and bottom right of the battery.

  • The clear adhesive strips attached to the tabs are quite stretchy. Don't give up; keep pulling the tabs until the battery releases. The strips will not be reusable.

  • Remove the battery.

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Conclusion

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

Stephanie Nelson

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The model I worked on has two flat black bands running across the battery from one side to the other. They appear to be wiring connecting each side of the electronics because they are connected to sockets on both sides. Didn't want to proceed until I have more info. I have a jpg of the setup if that would help anyone (or would help me).

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