Introduction

This guide shows how to replace the motherboard on Asus MeMo Pad 10 ME102A

Image 1/1: When removing the back panel, remember to keep the device face down on a flat surface in order to prevent dropping the device or anything inside of the device.
  • Insert the blue plastic opening tool into the seam between the back panel and the chassis.

  • When removing the back panel, remember to keep the device face down on a flat surface in order to prevent dropping the device or anything inside of the device.

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  • Slide the plastic opener around the tablet. There will be spots of resistance. These should gently pop open as the tool slides through the seam.

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  • After all of the clips have been opened, the back panel should be free to remove by hand

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Image 1/1: Unplug the speaker cable by gently pushing it parallel to the motherboard with the flat side of the blue plastic opening tool.
  • The right-hand speaker is labeled ME102A-R and is located by the battery plug. This is the first speaker removed in this guide, however if the left-hand speaker is the only one you need to replace please skip down to the left-hand speaker section.

  • Unplug the speaker cable by gently pushing it parallel to the motherboard with the flat side of the blue plastic opening tool.

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  • Unscrew the M2x4mm screw with the PH00 screwdriver attachment.

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  • Lift the speaker up by the end opposing the steel latch and slide it out from under the steel latch. The speaker has now been removed.

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Image 1/2: Remove the Ribbon cable labeled CN2 by gently prying up the white latch of the black and white plugs by using the small blue plastic opening tool. Image 2/2: Remove the Ribbon cable labeled CN1 by gently prying up the white latch of the black and white plugs by using the small blue plastic opening tool.
  • The left-hand speaker is designated by the lettering ME102A-L and is located by the silver and blue ribbon cable running across the top of the battery.

  • Remove the Ribbon cable labeled CN2 by gently prying up the white latch of the black and white plugs by using the small blue plastic opening tool.

  • Remove the Ribbon cable labeled CN1 by gently prying up the white latch of the black and white plugs by using the small blue plastic opening tool.

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  • Unplug the speaker cable by gently pushing it parallel to the motherboard with the flat side of the blue plastic opening tool.

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  • Unscrew the M2x4mm screw with the PH00 screwdriver attachment.

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  • Lift the speaker up by the end opposing the steel latch and slide it out from under the steel latch. The speaker has now been removed.

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  • Use the blue plastic opening tool to lift open the black latch connecting the blue ribbon cable to the motherboard.

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  • Using the blue plastic opening tool unplug the battery plug by gently pushing the plug out parallel to the motherboard.

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  • Using the PH00 screwdriver, remove the 4 black M2x4mm screws along the bottom of the motherboard.

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  • Using the PH00 screwdriver, remove the 2 silver M2x2mm screws along the top of the motherboard.

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  • Lift the motherboard gently from both sides.

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Conclusion

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

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