This guide will show how to replace the charge port of the device.

  1. Place the plastic opening tool into the SD card slot or charge port.
    • Place the plastic opening tool into the SD card slot or charge port.

    • Try in an upward motion until you see a separation between the tablet and back cover.

  2. Work around the entire device by sliding the plastic opening tool around the rim.
    • Work around the entire device by sliding the plastic opening tool around the rim.

    • If this is the first time, it will be hard to separate the back cover from the tablet.

    • The clips are approximately 5 cm apart. While working around the device, the clips will make a dislocating sound when disconnected.

    • Remove the back cover once all links have been separated.

    • Be careful when touching any of the internal components of the tablet.

    • Place the plastic opening tool in between the outer rim.

    • Move the tool in a downward motion to separate the 2 parts.

    • Run the tool along the rim to disconnect all connectors holding the outer rim to the back of the device.

    • Repeat this step for all four sides, then remove the rim.

    • Remove the two 2 mm Phillips #000 screws in the charge port bracket.

    • Using the spudger, pry out the SD card slot.

    • Using the spudger, disconnect the charge port from the motherboard.

    • Pry out the charge port bracket.

    • Pull out the charge port and the SD card slot.


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

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Very easy, but first part was bad... SD card wouldn't latch. So TIL to test ports for mechanical function before doing the repair.

Ted Simpson - Reply

You might want to add a description on how to disconnect / reconnect the ribbon cable at the other end of the port. I pried up and did not slide out the ribbon cable. Thus breaking off the connector. Totally my fault and not reflective on your tutorial. I just want others not to experience my goof.

brandonmdozier - Reply

I broke mine as well. Do you know where I can purchase a new connector??

Abby -

Alright tutorial. Missed 2 things: 1) I was able to spludge around the rim and easily removed it and the back at the same time. 2) Forgetting to include how to disconnect the ribbon on the inside end could be problematic for first timers.

However, the pictures of how to get the port out were first rate (another tutorial showed different and potentially damaging way to remove it). I am glad I read both. All together it took less than 10 minutes to get everything back together and now it is charging like a champ! Thanks for taking the time to make this.

Michael Williams - Reply

I broke the connector at the end of the ribbon cable too. Someone should include directions about how to remove it properly. And where can you get a new connector?

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