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
  • 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.

What is a ZIP connector? What does it look like?

Beldenr - Reply

Hi Beldenr! We happen to have a handy guide for a lot of different types of connectors, including ZIF connectors.

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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.

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  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

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  • 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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