Introduction

The motherboard could be the root of many problems of your HP 7 1800. This guide will aid you in replacing the motherboard.

  1. Carefully insert a Spudger into one of the corners of the tablet.
    • Carefully insert a Spudger into one of the corners of the tablet.

    • Slide the Spudger along the edge popping the tabs out along the way.

    • Be careful not to break the tabs.

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  2. Slide the Spudger under the battery to lift it off the adhesive.
    • Slide the Spudger under the battery to lift it off the adhesive.

    • Gently pull the cable connection from the motherboard using tweezers.

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    • Remove the larger ribbon cable by gently flipping the beige latch and pulling it out with tweezers.

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    • Remove the smaller ribbon cable by gently flipping the black latch and pulling it out with tweezers.

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    • Remove the following 7 screws:

      • Six 4.17mm Phillips #00 around the motherboard.

      • One 2.67mm Phillips #00 next to the front facing camera.

      • The 2.67mm screw circled in yellow is notably shorter than the other 6 screws circled in red.

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    • Gently pry the front facing camera plug up and off of the motherboard.

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    • Carefully lift the motherboard directly up.

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Conclusion

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

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After replacing the motherboard, will is act as a brand new tablet upon next boot? Will the OS and everything already be installed? Or is the main memory module elsewhere in the tablet?

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