Introduction

This guide will provide step by step instructions on how to replace the screen on an Acer Iconia Tab A500.

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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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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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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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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Remove this components near the edge of the tablet by unscrewing the 5mm screw holding the top in place.
  • Remove this components near the edge of the tablet by unscrewing the 5mm screw holding the top in place.

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Lift the silver case, exposing the back side of the screen.
  • Lift the silver case, exposing the back side of the screen.

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Use the spudger to pry off the screen, it is held in by a film of glue around the rim.
  • Use the spudger to pry off the screen, it is held in by a film of glue around the rim.

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Swap the screen and you're finished!
  • Swap the screen and you're finished!

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Conclusion

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

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