Introduction

This guide shows how to replace a dead or damaged battery. When removing the battery you will need to use ESD(Electrostatic discharge)-safe tools like a Heat gun or an iOpener.

  1. Make sure that the tablet is turned off and disconnected from any power source.
    • Make sure that the tablet is turned off and disconnected from any power source.

    • Disconnect the tablet from the keyboard attachment.

    • If you have a Micro SD card in the tablet, remove it now.

    • Remove the two 3.5 mm Phillips #0 screws on either side the keyboard connection.

  2. Starting from a corner of the tablet, use the plastic opening tool to create a gap between the screen and  the back covering.
    • Starting from a corner of the tablet, use the plastic opening tool to create a gap between the screen and the back covering.

    • Slowly maneuver the plastic opening tool along the perimeter of the tablet to pry the screen and back covering apart.

    • Separate the back covering from the screen.

    • Peel off all of the Polyimide tape (yellow tape).

    • Remove the metallic tape covering the keyboard connection.

    • Unscrew the two 3.5mm Phillips #0 screws and open the ZIF latch.

    • Gently remove the silver part covering the battery and set it aside.

    • Remove the four 4mm screws at the corners of the motherboard with the Phillips#0 bit screw.

    • The screw beneath the metallic tape also needs to be removed.

    • Disconnect the three cables on the motherboard closest to the battery.

    • These cables require some extra prying power to be removed.

    • Slide out the motherboard and put it aside.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the glue that holds the battery to the screen.

    • Avoid putting pressure on the glass while separating the battery from the screen.

    • Remove the battery and set it aside.

Conclusion

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

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Thankyou for this information. I am replacing a battery on my own, and your tutorial is extremely clear and helpful.

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