Introduction

Heres how to get out your motherboard, if you want to solder on a new power button, or simply replace the whole thing.

To start, gently separate one corner of the case using the black spudger.
  • To start, gently separate one corner of the case using the black spudger.

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Once you have successfully pried the spudger in between the front case and back case, continue do so around the entire tablet until the back case is completely disconnected.
  • Once you have successfully pried the spudger in between the front case and back case, continue do so around the entire tablet until the back case is completely disconnected.

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Locate the 4 screws and cable that hold in the two speakers.
  • Locate the 4 screws and cable that hold in the two speakers.

    • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove these 2mm black screws.

    • Remove the 2mm silver screws.

      • Not all 4 screws are going to be the same kind. This will not affect the speaker replacement.

    • Connector Cable

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Carefully remove the connector cable by pushing on the rim of black plastic insert.
  • Carefully remove the connector cable by pushing on the rim of black plastic insert.

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Unfortunately, the top speaker is a wedged under the motherboard.
  • Unfortunately, the top speaker is a wedged under the motherboard.

  • To get this speaker out, use the spudger and gently pry it out.

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Remove the 5mm screws that are securing the battery to the rest of the tablet.
  • Remove the 5mm screws that are securing the battery to the rest of the tablet.

    • Use the Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the 5mm screws.

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Use the sharper end of the spudger to disconnect the battery from the mother board.
  • Use the sharper end of the spudger to disconnect the battery from the mother board.

    • The battery connector will slide off.

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Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the screws near the edges of the tablet.
  • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the screws near the edges of the tablet.

    • They may be different sizes, the silver are 5mm and the black are 2mm.

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Lift up on the black flaps to release the flat cables.
  • Lift up on the black flaps to release the flat cables.

  • Pull this Connector off.

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Use the spudger to detach the indicated cables.
  • Use the spudger to detach the indicated cables.

  • Remove the last motherboard screw under the rightmost cable. It is a silver 5mm.

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Disconnect the two gold connectors by pulling straight up on them with your fingers.
  • Disconnect the two gold connectors by pulling straight up on them with your fingers.

  • Like before, lift up on the black flap to detach the cable.

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Having disconnected all those pesky cables, the motherboard lifts cleanly out.
  • Having disconnected all those pesky cables, the motherboard lifts cleanly out.

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Conclusion

From here, you can solder on a new switch or put in the new motherboard. To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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where can I get the switch?

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