Introduction

PREREQUISITE

Image 1/3: After the panels are separated, watch out for the speaker on the rear panel as it's wire is rather short. Image 2/3: When separating the panels keep an eye out for the power button and volume rocker as they can be dislodged. Image 3/3: When separating the panels keep an eye out for the power button and volume rocker as they can be dislodged.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, carefully pry the device apart. Make your way around the entire perimeter of the device and carefully place the two panels next to each other.

  • After the panels are separated, watch out for the speaker on the rear panel as it's wire is rather short.

  • When separating the panels keep an eye out for the power button and volume rocker as they can be dislodged.

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Image 1/1: When removing the speaker, make sure not to disconnect the wires in any way.
  • Grip the speaker from the sides with your fingers or a pair of tweezers and slowly begin to remove it from the rear panel.

  • When removing the speaker, make sure not to disconnect the wires in any way.

  • After the speaker has been removed, place the rear panel aside.

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Image 1/3: The tape we are removing covers a number of connections on the motherboard. Be extra careful not to sever any of these. Image 2/3: The tape we are removing covers a number of connections on the motherboard. Be extra careful not to sever any of these. Image 3/3: The tape we are removing covers a number of connections on the motherboard. Be extra careful not to sever any of these.
  • Carefully separate the speaker wire from the tape and proceed to peel the tape off in an upwards direction.

  • The tape we are removing covers a number of connections on the motherboard. Be extra careful not to sever any of these.

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Image 1/3: Pull the tape away from the wire bundle beneath. Image 2/3: Isolate the wire running  from the speaker to the motherboard. Image 3/3: Isolate the wire running  from the speaker to the motherboard.
  • Using a pair of tweezers, begin separating the tape downwards from the back panel.

  • Pull the tape away from the wire bundle beneath.

  • Isolate the wire running from the speaker to the motherboard.

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  • Desolder the speaker wires from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: After the battery is separated from the panel make sure to place it face down above the tablet itself. Image 2/3: Throughout the removal process keep an eye on the battery's wires and make sure they do not break. Image 3/3: Throughout the removal process keep an eye on the battery's wires and make sure they do not break.
  • Using a nylon spudger, slowly work your way underneath the battery separating it from the panel beneath.

  • After the battery is separated from the panel make sure to place it face down above the tablet itself.

  • Throughout the removal process keep an eye on the battery's wires and make sure they do not break.

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  • Desolder the wires that connect the battery to the motherboard.

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  • Using a pair of tweezers begin to peel the tape covering the ribbon cable on the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Work your way down until the antenna is completely removed. Image 2/3: Be careful not deform the antenna or sever its connection. Image 3/3: Be careful not deform the antenna or sever its connection.
  • Using a pair of tweezers begin to peel the antenna from the metal panel.

  • Work your way down until the antenna is completely removed.

  • Be careful not deform the antenna or sever its connection.

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  • Using a pair of tweezers remove the tape securing the cameras to the back panel.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool lift up the flap on the ribbon cable receptacle.

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  • Using a pair of tweezers remove the camera assembly from its housing and its receptacles.

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Image 1/3: Using a pair of tweezers remove the ribbon cable from its receptacle. Image 2/3: Using a pair of tweezers remove the ribbon cable from its receptacle. Image 3/3: Using a pair of tweezers remove the ribbon cable from its receptacle.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pull out the black knobs on both sides of the ribbon cable receptacle.

  • Using a pair of tweezers remove the ribbon cable from its receptacle.

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Image 1/3: Using a pair of tweezers remove the ribbon cable from its receptacle. Image 2/3: Using a pair of tweezers remove the ribbon cable from its receptacle. Image 3/3: Using a pair of tweezers remove the ribbon cable from its receptacle.
  • Now on the left ribbon cable use a plastic opening tool to pull out the black knobs on both sides of the ribbon cable receptacle.

  • Using a pair of tweezers remove the ribbon cable from its receptacle.

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  • Desolder the wires that connect the backlight to the motherboard.

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  • Using a PH0 screw bit unscrew the three 3mm screws securing the motherboard to the back panel.

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  • Carefully lift up on the motherboard from its housing.

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Image 1/3: Do not bend the touch sensor to much as it may shatter. Image 2/3: Do not bend the touch sensor to much as it may shatter. Image 3/3: Do not bend the touch sensor to much as it may shatter.
  • Gently pry the brackets holding the touch sensor to the LCD Screen

  • Do not bend the touch sensor to much as it may shatter.

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Conclusion

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

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