Introduction

The Acer Iconia Tab A200 has a 10.1" Touchscreen display.

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  • With the plastic opening tool pry open the grey plastic siding on both sides of the tablet.

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Image 1/2: There are two screws on each side of the tablet that need to be removed before the back casing can be removed. Image 2/2: There are two screws on each side of the tablet that need to be removed before the back casing can be removed.
  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver remove the 4.0 mm screws on the sides of the tablet.

  • There are two screws on each side of the tablet that need to be removed before the back casing can be removed.

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Image 1/2: Be careful prying on the sides where you removed the screw as the plastic casing is not very strong and may break. Image 2/2: After prying open the case with the plastic opening tool carefully remove the case from the device and place the device face down on its screen.
  • Once the 4 screws have been removed use the plastic opening tool to pry open the device on the side of the device.

    • Be careful prying on the sides where you removed the screw as the plastic casing is not very strong and may break.

  • After prying open the case with the plastic opening tool carefully remove the case from the device and place the device face down on its screen.

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  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver remove the 4.0 mm screws holding the battery in place.

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  • Lift the battery out of the device, and disconnect the cable attached to the motherboard by pulling it out to the side not lifting it up.

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  • Using the plastic opening tool gently lift up the charging component out of its slot in the case.

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Image 1/1: You may need to continue using the plastic opening tool to lift the cord out of the case due to limited hand space.
  • Continue to lift up the cord until it is free from the case and only attached to the motherboard.

    • You may need to continue using the plastic opening tool to lift the cord out of the case due to limited hand space.

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  • Disconnect the power component from the motherboard by pulling it out horizontally. Do not pull up on the cord only pull out

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  • Lift up on the microphone cable to lift the microphone component away from the case.

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  • Once the microphone has been lifted away from the case, disconnect the microphone cable from the motherboard by pulling the cable out horizontally. Do not lift up to remove.

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  • After removing the battery use a Phillips head #00 screwdriver to remove the 3.0 mm screws holding the dual speakers in place.

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  • Once the screws are removed, lift up on the speakers to remove them from the case.

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  • Once you have removed the speakers from the case, disconnect the speakers from the motherboard by pulling the cable out horizontally. Do not pull up on the cable.

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Image 1/1: After unplugging the green cable remove the black tape that secures the green cable to motherboard.
  • Using the plastic opening tool unplug the green cable by placing the tool under where the cable meets the plug and lifting up.

  • After unplugging the green cable remove the black tape that secures the green cable to motherboard.

  • Only unplug the end connected to the motherboard. Do not disconnect the soldered end of the cable.

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  • Using the plastic opening tool unplug the black cable by placing the tool under where the cable meets the plug and lift up.

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Image 1/2: After the screws have been removed lift up on the motherboard to remove it from the case. Image 2/2: If you feel any pull when removing the motherboard, check to see if you did not disconnect a cable connected to the board.
  • Once all cables have been disconnected from the motherboard, remove the seven remaining 3.0 mm screws with a Phillips head screwdriver size #00.

  • After the screws have been removed lift up on the motherboard to remove it from the case.

    • If you feel any pull when removing the motherboard, check to see if you did not disconnect a cable connected to the board.

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Image 1/2: When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The metal spudger is great when you need serious prying power, but the regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible. Image 2/2: When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The metal spudger is great when you need serious prying power, but the regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible.
  • Using the pointed tip of the nylon spudger, pry the unit board off the case

    • When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The metal spudger is great when you need serious prying power, but the regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible.

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Image 1/1: Using the metal spudgers pry apart and separate the screen from the device.
  • Flip the device over, so that the screen is face up.

  • Using the metal spudgers pry apart and separate the screen from the device.

    • Be careful when using the metal spudger as it may damage the device.

  • You may need to use several spudgers or opening tools to keep the screen seperated as you continue to pry the screen away from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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