Introduction

Use this guide to replace the battery in the Dell Streak 7. This guide will show the steps required to replace the battery in the tablet.

Insert the spudger under the capacitive button panel, and slide the spudger all the way around.
  • Insert the spudger under the capacitive button panel, and slide the spudger all the way around.

  • You will want to heat up the screen edges with the iOpener to help facilitate removal.

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Remove the button cover by lifting the cover away from the tablet.
  • Remove the button cover by lifting the cover away from the tablet.

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Using the Torx screwdriver, remove the 4mm screws.
  • Using the Torx screwdriver, remove the 4mm screws.

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With the Torx screwdriver, remove the two 5mm screws.
  • With the Torx screwdriver, remove the two 5mm screws.

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Using the spudger, insert it under the black side panel. Slide the spudger all the way around until the cover piece comes off. With the Torx screwdriver, remove the two 4mm screws.
  • Using the spudger, insert it under the black side panel. Slide the spudger all the way around until the cover piece comes off.

  • With the Torx screwdriver, remove the two 4mm screws.

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Use the spudger to go along the edges of the device and pop out the latches securing the display to the case.
  • Use the spudger to go along the edges of the device and pop out the latches securing the display to the case.

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Ribbon cables are very sensitive and prone to breaking Disconnect the ribbon cables by unlocking the connector and pulling the cable out slowly.
  • Ribbon cables are very sensitive and prone to breaking

  • Disconnect the ribbon cables by unlocking the connector and pulling the cable out slowly.

  • Make sure all the cables are unplugged before opening the device completely. Failure to do so might lead to broken or torn cables.

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Using the spudger, disconnect the ribbon cable by lifting up on the connector.
  • Using the spudger, disconnect the ribbon cable by lifting up on the connector.

  • Ribbon cables are fragile and easily broken.

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Pull the headphone jack up, away from the case. Pull the headphone jack up, away from the case.
  • Pull the headphone jack up, away from the case.

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With the spudger, disconnect the antenna cable located on the module. With the spudger, disconnect the antenna cable located on the module.
  • With the spudger, disconnect the antenna cable located on the module.

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Using tweezers, remove the tape connected to the GSM module. Using tweezers, remove the tape connected to the GSM module.
  • Using tweezers, remove the tape connected to the GSM module.

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Remove the two 3mm screws securing the GSM module. Use the Torx screwdriver. Remove the two 3mm screws securing the GSM module. Use the Torx screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 3mm screws securing the GSM module. Use the Torx screwdriver.

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Disconnect the GSM module by lifting the module up, out of the case.
  • Disconnect the GSM module by lifting the module up, out of the case.

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Using the spudger, disconnect the front camera by lifting up on the connector. Using the spudger, disconnect the front camera by lifting up on the connector. Using the spudger, disconnect the front camera by lifting up on the connector.
  • Using the spudger, disconnect the front camera by lifting up on the connector.

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Using the Torx screwdriver, remove the six 3mm screws .
  • Using the Torx screwdriver, remove the six 3mm screws .

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Lift up the metal cover. Lift up the metal cover.
  • Lift up the metal cover.

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Use the spudger to lift the vibration motor out of the case.
  • Use the spudger to lift the vibration motor out of the case.

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Pull out the motherboard and the battery.
  • Pull out the motherboard and the battery.

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Use the spudger to lift up and detach the cable connecting the battery to the motherboard. Use the spudger to lift up and detach the cable connecting the battery to the motherboard.
  • Use the spudger to lift up and detach the cable connecting the battery to the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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