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.

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.

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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.
  • 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.

Doing this, i’ve broke some of the “hook” thing that keepsthe plastic back plate to the screen, so now is loose and not well closed. How can I solve it?

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Peel off all of the Polyimide tape (yellow tape). Remove the metallic tape covering the keyboard connection. 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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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.
  • 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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Open the ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) connectors . Gently remove the ribbon cables. Gently remove the ribbon cables.

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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.
  • 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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Disconnect the three cables on the motherboard closest to the battery. These cables require some extra prying power to be removed. 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.
  • Slide out the motherboard and put it aside.

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

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