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.

Image 1/1: Disconnect the tablet from the keyboard attachment.
  • Make sure that the tablet is turned off and disconnected from any power source.

  • Disconnect the tablet from the keyboard attachment.

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

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Image 1/2: Slowly maneuver the plastic opening tool along the perimeter of the tablet to pry the screen and back covering apart. Image 2/2: Separate the back covering from the screen.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Remove the metallic tape covering the keyboard connection. Image 2/3: Remove the metallic tape covering the keyboard connection. Image 3/3: Remove the metallic tape covering the keyboard connection.
  • Peel off all of the Polyimide tape (yellow tape).

  • Remove the metallic tape covering the keyboard connection.

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Image 1/2: Gently remove the silver part covering the battery and set it aside. Image 2/2: Gently remove the silver part covering the battery and set it aside.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Gently remove the ribbon cables. Image 2/3: Gently remove the ribbon cables. Image 3/3: Gently remove the ribbon cables.

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Image 1/2: The screw beneath the metallic tape also needs to be removed. Image 2/2: The screw beneath the metallic tape also needs to be removed.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: These cables require some extra prying power to be removed. Image 2/3: These cables require some extra prying power to be removed. Image 3/3: These cables require some extra prying power to be removed.
  • Disconnect the three cables on the motherboard closest to the battery.

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

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  • Slide out the motherboard and put it aside.

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Image 1/3: Avoid putting pressure on the glass while separating the battery from the screen. Image 2/3: Remove the battery and set it aside. Image 3/3: Remove the battery and set 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.

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Conclusion

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

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