Introduction

Before you begin, make sure the device is off. You will need to use the screen replacement guide as a prerequisite.

Parts

No parts required.

Avoid prying near bottom right hand side due to LCD Connector Use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen up in the right hand corner. Use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen up in the right hand corner.
  • Avoid prying near bottom right hand side due to LCD Connector

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen up in the right hand corner.

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Do not completely remove the screen yet as there is a ZIF connector connected.
  • Do not completely remove the screen yet as there is a ZIF connector connected.

  • Lift the screen and digitizer from the case.

  • You may need to use some force due to the glue.

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Be mindful of the ZIF connector. Disconnect the ribbon connector from the digitizer side using your hands or the plastic opening tool.
  • Be mindful of the ZIF connector.

  • Disconnect the ribbon connector from the digitizer side using your hands or the plastic opening tool.

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Remove the screen and digitizer from the case completely.
  • Remove the screen and digitizer from the case completely.

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Locate the power cable that links the battery to the motherboard. Carefully unplug the battery power cable to disconnect the battery from the motherboard. The third image shows what it should look like with the battery power cable is disconnected.
  • Locate the power cable that links the battery to the motherboard.

  • Carefully unplug the battery power cable to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

  • The third image shows what it should look like with the battery power cable is disconnected.

Battery removal is optional for the motherboard, but is a great addition to this guide for completeness.

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Begin by locating the double sided pull tape locations. Do not lift on the battery when doing the following step.  You will bend it.  It is very pliable. Pull the black soft tabs  to release the tape's adhesion.
  • Begin by locating the double sided pull tape locations.

  • Do not lift on the battery when doing the following step. You will bend it. It is very pliable.

  • Pull the black soft tabs to release the tape's adhesion.

  • Make sure you pull the tabs slowly and continuously away from the case until the adhesive is completely out.

  • Do this to all 4 tabs until the battery is completely free of adhesion to the device's backing.

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Make sure all the adhesive is removed before trying to lift the battery from the case. After the battery is totally free of any adhesion, simply lift the battery from the case. After the battery is totally free of any adhesion, simply lift the battery from the case.
  • Make sure all the adhesive is removed before trying to lift the battery from the case.

  • After the battery is totally free of any adhesion, simply lift the battery from the case.

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Inspect battery for any leakage. Please follow all U.S. regulations and laws when disposing or recycling the battery. Please follow all U.S. regulations and laws when disposing or recycling the battery.
  • Inspect battery for any leakage.

  • Please follow all U.S. regulations and laws when disposing or recycling the battery.

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Conclusion

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

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why is there so much empty space next to the battery?

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