Introduction

Use this guide to replace the GSM module on your Dell Streak 7. This guide will show you how to remove the old GSM module.

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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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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Conclusion

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

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