1. Insert the plastic opening tool between the digitizer and the case.
    • Insert the plastic opening tool between the digitizer and the case.

    • Place the spudger in the gap created by the plastic opening tool to assist in separation.

  2. Slide the spudger along the perimeter of the device to fully separate the two pieces. Slide the spudger along the perimeter of the device to fully separate the two pieces.
    • Slide the spudger along the perimeter of the device to fully separate the two pieces.

  3. Use your fingers to pop the screen out from the digitizer. Use your fingers to pop the screen out from the digitizer.
    • Use your fingers to pop the screen out from the digitizer.

  4. With the plastic opening tool, lift the black latch up.
    • With the plastic opening tool, lift the black latch up.

  5. Pull the optical cord out from the motherboard.
    • Pull the optical cord out from the motherboard.

  6. Use your fingers to pop the screen out from the digitizer. Use your fingers to pop the screen out from the digitizer.
    • Use your fingers to pop the screen out from the digitizer.

  7. Use the tip of the spudger to release the latches on the motherboard. Use the tip of the spudger to release the latches on the motherboard.
    • Use the tip of the spudger to release the latches on the motherboard.

  8. Remove the cable from the motherboard.
    • Remove the cable from the motherboard.

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  10. Use the tip of the spudger to release the latches on the motherboard. Use the tip of the spudger to release the latches on the motherboard.
    • Use the tip of the spudger to release the latches on the motherboard.

  11. Remove the camera from the device. Remove the camera from the device.
    • Remove the camera from the device.

  12. Peel off the tape that is attaching the wifi antenna to the case. Peel off the tape that is attaching the wifi antenna to the case.
    • Peel off the tape that is attaching the wifi antenna to the case.

  13. Using the soldering iron, heat up the solder that is attaching the antenna to the motheboard.
    • Using the soldering iron, heat up the solder that is attaching the antenna to the motheboard.

    • The heat from the soldering iron may cause personal injury or damage the internal components of the tablet.

  14. Suck up the leftover solder using the desoldering pump.
    • Suck up the leftover solder using the desoldering pump.

    • Remove the wifi antenna from the motherboard.

  15. Insert the plastic opening tool between the battery and case.
    • Insert the plastic opening tool between the battery and case.

    • Apply leverage to break the glue that is attaching the battery to the case.

  16. Continue breaking the glue along the perimeter of the battery until the battery can be removed.
    • Continue breaking the glue along the perimeter of the battery until the battery can be removed.

    • Breaking all the glue between the battery and case may take a long time.

  17. Using the soldering iron, heat up the solder that is attaching the battery to the motheboard. The heat from the soldering iron may cause personal injury or damage the internal components of the tablet.
    • Using the soldering iron, heat up the solder that is attaching the battery to the motheboard.

    • The heat from the soldering iron may cause personal injury or damage the internal components of the tablet.

  18. Suck up the leftover solder using the desoldering pump.
    • Suck up the leftover solder using the desoldering pump.

    • Remove the battery from the motherboard.

  19. Using the screwdriver, remove the four 4mm by 1.5mm screws that are attaching the motherboard to the case. Using the screwdriver, remove the four 4mm by 1.5mm screws that are attaching the motherboard to the case. Using the screwdriver, remove the four 4mm by 1.5mm screws that are attaching the motherboard to the case.
    • Using the screwdriver, remove the four 4mm by 1.5mm screws that are attaching the motherboard to the case.

  20. Remove the black material that is covering the speaker. Remove the black material that is covering the speaker.
    • Remove the black material that is covering the speaker.

  21. Insert the spudger into the speaker slot on the back of the case.
    • Insert the spudger into the speaker slot on the back of the case.

  22. Push the speaker out of the case with the spudger.
    • Push the speaker out of the case with the spudger.

  23. Remove the motherboard from the case.
    • Remove the motherboard from the case.

Conclusion

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

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