Introduction

This device's motherboard is a green, "L"-shaped component internally located against the front screen and beneath the battery. Replacement requires the removal of the battery prior to removing the motherboard and involves the disconnection of two gold ribbons and 6 screws. In this guide, you will be removing the following:

  1. Back Cover
  2. Battery
  3. Charging Port
  4. Speaker Unit
  5. Motherboard

If the guide steps are accurately followed, replacement should be a breeze. So, prepare your required tools, a new motherboard for your tablet, and set aside about 20 to 30 minutes to delve into the inner workings of your HP Slate.

Image 1/2: Remove the two 1.4mm x 3mm Torx Head screws at the top of the device. Image 2/2: Remove the two 1.4mm x 3mm Torx Head screws at the top of the device.
  • Begin your replacement by using a T3 or T4 Torx screwdriver.

    • Remove the two 1.4mm x 3mm Torx Head screws at the top of the device.

On the HP 10 Plus 2201 there are no head screws. I used the spudger to 'carefully' separate the case. There are little snaps on the inside of case that will separate with little pressure on spudger.

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I used these directions to replace HP Plus 10 2201 battery. I bypassed speaker installation.

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Image 1/2: It is easiest to remove the metal band through the headphone opening. Image 2/2: It is easiest to remove the metal band through the headphone opening.
  • With the pointed end of the spudger, remove the thin metal band.

    • It is easiest to remove the metal band through the headphone opening.

On HP 10 Plus 2201 there is no metal band. The case simply unsnaps apart.

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Image 1/2: As you work your way around the edge, several "pop" noises will be made. These noises are caused by the plastic clips coming undone. Image 2/2: As you work your way around the edge, several "pop" noises will be made. These noises are caused by the plastic clips coming undone.
  • Using the flat end of the spudger, pry back the rear plastic cover.

    • As you work your way around the edge, several "pop" noises will be made. These noises are caused by the plastic clips coming undone.

This is basically how I opened my HP 10 Plus 2201. "Using the flat end of the spudger, pry back (apart) the rear plastic cover from tablet.

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  • Remove the rear cover.

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  • Locate and remove the yellow tape covering the red and white speaker wires.

The inside of my HP 10 Plus 2210 looks similar but not exactly as this illustration

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The battery connections weren't the plug in type. The three battery battery wires (red, white, & black) were soldered into place,

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Image 1/2: Push the same amount on both sides of the connector to avoid jamming or twisting its metal pins. Image 2/2: Do not yank or pull on the speaker wires, since they are fragile. Only push on the white connector.
  • Using the pointed end of the spudger, push both sides of the speaker wire connector out of its base.

    • Push the same amount on both sides of the connector to avoid jamming or twisting its metal pins.

    • Do not yank or pull on the speaker wires, since they are fragile. Only push on the white connector.

Do not pull on wires. Never force anything.

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  • Gently pull back the foil covering the gold charging port ribbon.

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Image 1/2: Gently slide the charging port ribbon out from its housing. Image 2/2: It may be easier to use the pointed end of the spudger than your fingers.
  • Using the flat end of the spudger, lift up the black panel covering the charging port connector.

  • Gently slide the charging port ribbon out from its housing.

    • It may be easier to use the pointed end of the spudger than your fingers.

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  • Lift gold charging strip away from the battery.

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  • Push the white battery connector out of its housing using the pointed end of the spudger.

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Image 1/1: The four 1.75mm x 3mm silver Phillips Head screws circled in red are interchangeable.
  • Using the #00 Phillips Head screwdriver, remove the 5 screws holding the battery in place.

    • The four 1.75mm x 3mm silver Phillips Head screws circled in red are interchangeable.

    • The black 1.75mm x 4mm Phillips Head screw must go back to the same spot during reassembly.

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  • Lift battery out of its place and set aside.

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Image 1/2: When reconnecting the LCD connector ribbon, make sure that it's pushed in all the way. If it isn't, there will be horizontal lines when you power the tablet on. Image 2/2: When reconnecting the LCD connector ribbon, make sure that it's pushed in all the way. If it isn't, there will be horizontal lines when you power the tablet on.
  • Disconnect the LCD screen ribbon by lifting up the black panel with the flat end of a spudger and sliding the gold strip out.

    • When reconnecting the LCD connector ribbon, make sure that it's pushed in all the way. If it isn't, there will be horizontal lines when you power the tablet on.

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  • Likewise, disconnect the square radio chip ribbon by lifting up the black panel with a spudger and sliding the gold strip out.

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Image 1/2: Remove the six 1.75mm x 3mm Phillips Head screws holding the motherboard to the screen. Image 2/2: Remove the six 1.75mm x 3mm Phillips Head screws holding the motherboard to the screen.
  • You will be using a #00 Phillips Head screwdriver to free the motherboard.

    • Remove the six 1.75mm x 3mm Phillips Head screws holding the motherboard to the screen.

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Image 1/2: Lift the motherboard out of the device. Image 2/2: You may need to wiggle and work the motherboard to get it released from the device
  • Using your hand, lift up the silver tape from the copper plate.

  • Lift the motherboard out of the device.

    • You may need to wiggle and work the motherboard to get it released from the device

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Conclusion

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

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