Make sure power is off.
  • Make sure power is off.

  • Insert plastic opening tool on the side of the tablet.

  • You can use a thin screwdriver if you don't have an opening tool.

  • Gently pull upwards and carefully pry open the Transformer pad.

Before beginning this procedure be sure that the micro SD card slot is empty otherwise damage may result.

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Slide the tool along all four edges and continue to pull the tool upwards.
  • Slide the tool along all four edges and continue to pull the tool upwards.

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Remove the back cover once it is detached and set it aside.
  • Remove the back cover once it is detached and set it aside.

  • Rotate tablet to match picture.

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Carefully unplug the battery cable from the motherboard.
  • Carefully unplug the battery cable from the motherboard.

To complete step 4, grab the wires close to the black housing as shown in the photo, and pull to slide all the cords out of the housing (as shown in the photo for step 5).

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Use plastic opening tool to carefully pry the battery out off of the frame. Replace battery with a new +3.7V=19Wh Li-polymer Battery Pack C11P1328.
  • Use plastic opening tool to carefully pry the battery out off of the frame.

  • Replace battery with a new +3.7V=19Wh Li-polymer Battery Pack C11P1328.

There may be some double-stick tape helping to hold the battery in place, so do not be surprised if you hear the tape being pulled away from the batter as you pry.

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Use the +J000 screwdriver to remove two screws from each speaker. Keep the screws together and organized. (Label, if necessary).
  • Use the +J000 screwdriver to remove two screws from each speaker.

  • Keep the screws together and organized. (Label, if necessary).

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Take wire out from the top of TF103C-L(Left) speaker.
  • Take wire out from the top of TF103C-L(Left) speaker.

  • If you pull on the wire to much it will break off.

  • if you break the wire off you can solder it back on

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Remove the tape and unplug wire that attaches to both speakers from soundboard.
  • Remove the tape and unplug wire that attaches to both speakers from soundboard.

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Remove two speakers from frame. Remove two speakers from frame.
  • Remove two speakers from frame.

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Use the +J000 screwdriver to remove screw. Then remove the plastic cover labeled M2.
  • Use the +J000 screwdriver to remove screw. Then remove the plastic cover labeled M2.

  • Note: You will be breaking the seal sticker on screw.

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Remove black tape from ribbon cable and separate the cable from the soundboard.
  • Remove black tape from ribbon cable and separate the cable from the soundboard.

  • Open ribbon cable connector by lifting white portion of connector left.

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Use the +J000 screwdriver to remove screws from soundboard.
  • Use the +J000 screwdriver to remove screws from soundboard.

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Remove soundboard.
  • Remove soundboard.

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On the motherboard, remove black tape and unplug ribbon cable from volume and power button.
  • On the motherboard, remove black tape and unplug ribbon cable from volume and power button.

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Use the +J000 screwdriver to remove three screws from motherboard.
  • Use the +J000 screwdriver to remove three screws from motherboard.

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Unplug all three ribbon cables from motherboard.
  • Unplug all three ribbon cables from motherboard.

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Unhook camera ribbon cable from underside and remove motherboard.
  • Unhook camera ribbon cable from underside and remove motherboard.

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Use the +J000 screwdriver to unscrew two keyboard connector screws
  • Use the +J000 screwdriver to unscrew two keyboard connector screws

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Remove tape from charging port chip.
  • Remove tape from charging port chip.

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Unplug two ribbon cables from charging port chip.
  • Unplug two ribbon cables from charging port chip.

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Use the +J000 screwdriver to unscrew two charging port chip screws.
  • Use the +J000 screwdriver to unscrew two charging port chip screws.

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Remove charging port chip and keyboard connector chip. Remove charging port chip and keyboard connector chip.
  • Remove charging port chip and keyboard connector chip.

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Use the +J000 screwdriver to unscrew eight screws from the frame.
  • Use the +J000 screwdriver to unscrew eight screws from the frame.

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Carefully unpeel the metallic tape from the left side of the frame.
  • Carefully unpeel the metallic tape from the left side of the frame.

  • Don't unpeel the left side of the tape

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Carefully remove frame avoiding wires.
  • Carefully remove frame avoiding wires.

  • Watch out for the power and volume ribbon cables in the lower left corner

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Use plastic opening tool to pry display screen from front panel.
  • Use plastic opening tool to pry display screen from front panel.

  • For better results use opening picks and glide around screen tape. Note: may require to replace tape.

  • Some cracking sounds might happen as you break the adhesive.

  • Be careful not to break the glass screen cover.

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Replace display screen.
  • Replace display screen.

Excellent, clear and concise instructions. The photos are first rate. Thank you.

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Conclusion

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

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For step 5 it said to replace with a new battery. Is that necessary? Will the battery life of the tablet be affected if the battery is taken out and that same battery is placed back?

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I was wondering if you could tell me which ribbon cable connects the screen, and in particular the touch input to the main board. I would guess that it is the one labeled 14010-00190900.

I am having the problem with intermittent touch input failure, and since my device is not on warranty, I thought I might try replacing the ribbon cable.

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