Introduction

This guide will direct you in replacing the entire speaker assembly for the tablet. The guide will require a few simple steps and removing a few small screws form the device.

Image 1/3: Pull the back panel away from the device. Image 2/3: The volume buttons can fall out of the case. Pay attention so as not to lose them. Image 3/3: The volume buttons can fall out of the case. Pay attention so as not to lose them.
  • Carefully remove the back panel by using a plastic opening tool to remove the panel off the device.

  • Pull the back panel away from the device.

  • The volume buttons can fall out of the case. Pay attention so as not to lose them.

Important: Remove SD card first!

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Image 1/1: Raise the white locking tabs by lifting their upper edge - furthest from the battery - they hinge across the width of the connector.
  • Unlock the ZIF connectors on the data cables.

    • Raise the white locking tabs by lifting their upper edge - furthest from the battery - they hinge across the width of the connector.

  • Remove the cable from its slot by gently pulling downward on the tabs.

  • Check that the touchscreen cables are fully seated when reassembling or touchscreen may have unresponsive areas.

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  • Locate the battery connector by following the wires that come from the top right of the battery. To disconnect the battery just lift up gently on the wires. Use a spudger or blue plastic opening tool to gently lift the wires if it is hard to get a grip.

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Image 1/3: The battery has a soft casing, be careful not to tear the battery casing as chemicals could leak out. Image 2/3: The battery has a soft casing, be careful not to tear the battery casing as chemicals could leak out. Image 3/3: The battery has a soft casing, be careful not to tear the battery casing as chemicals could leak out.
  • Using a spudger carefully pry the battery up. It is glued down so slight pressure may be needed.

  • The battery has a soft casing, be careful not to tear the battery casing as chemicals could leak out.

I don't think you need to do this step (my motherboard came out and back in just fine, I just had to keep the battery cord out of the way, which is way easier than prying the whole thing out of there).

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  • Unscrew two Philip's #000 2 mm screws located on the left and right side of the speaker housing.

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  • Locate the speaker wires to the left side of the battery. Remove the connector by pulling up gently or prying with a tool if you can not get a good grip.

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  • Pry the GPS Antenna cable straight up using a spudger or similar prying tool. It will be the grey wire that runs up the right side of the device coming from the speaker housing up to the logic board.

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Image 1/1: With the GPS antenna removed from the bottom of the speaker housing it can be removed from the device.
  • Using a spudger, carefully pry the GPS antenna from the bottom of the speaker housing.

  • With the GPS antenna removed from the bottom of the speaker housing it can be removed from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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