Introduction

This guide will take you through the necessary steps to replace the motherboard on your Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME176C.

Before taking anything apart, first make sure the device is turned completely off.
  • Before taking anything apart, first make sure the device is turned completely off.

  • The device is somewhat fragile so beware not to put too much force on the screen.

  • Use a opening tool to pry open the backside cover of the device. Gently pry the backside open all around.

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Locate a black connector that is attached from the battery to the motherboard.
  • Locate a black connector that is attached from the battery to the motherboard.

  • Gently slide the connector out with the opening tool by pushing it back, to avoid damaging any part.

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  • Locate the battery and area where a strip of wire is connected to the motherboard.

  • Use a nylon spudger or something which you can easily push back and slide the wire out carefully from the motherboard connector.

  • Then peel back the tape connecting the wire to the battery on both ends and lift the wire off the battery.

  • Gently slide a plastic spudger between the battery and the housing to free the adhesive. Work the spudger from side to side to gradually free the battery.

    • Do not use a metal tool to remove the battery; avoid bending or puncturing the battery during removal.

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  • On the right side of the tablet there is a small black connector.

  • Using a small tool, carefully slide back the connector from the motherboard.

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  • On the top right there is a small connector that connects to the motherboard.

  • This connector is a small wire. Be careful not to damage the wire.

  • Using the tweezer tool, carefully slide out the connector from the motherboard.

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  • Next to the previous connector on the top right, there is another large connector.

  • Disconnect using a tweezer or a tool to easily slide the connector out.

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  • Locate the screws around the motherboard.

  • Unscrew the screws using a Phillips Head Screwdriver PH000 around the motherboard.

  • Caution: Carefully place the screws in a safe place as you will need them to put back the motherboard.

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  • On the bottom right of the motherboard, there is a small opening.

  • Using a prying tool, gently pop up the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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