Introduction

Before beginning, make sure you discharge any static electricity stored in your hands by either touching a metal object (preferably grounded) or using the anti-static wrist strap.

Image 1/2: Gently run the plastic opening tool or your fingernails around the tablet to  pry the Back Cover from the tablet. Image 2/2: Gently run the plastic opening tool or your fingernails around the tablet to  pry the Back Cover from the tablet.
  • Make sure the tablet is powered off before beginning.

  • Gently run the plastic opening tool or your fingernails around the tablet to pry the Back Cover from the tablet.

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Image 1/2: Gently run the plastic opening tool around the seam to pry the mid back cover from the tablet. Image 2/2: Gently run the plastic opening tool around the seam to pry the mid back cover from the tablet.
  • Remove the eight 5 mm Phillips 000 screws.

  • Gently run the plastic opening tool around the seam to pry the mid back cover from the tablet.

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Image 1/2: Pull the blue tabs (Not Shown)  out from the tablet at an angle to remove the tape underneath the Battery. Image 2/2: If you broke both tabs, scrape the tape and Battery off.
  • Using tweezers, gently pull the battery connector towards the battery to remove it from the System Board.

  • Pull the blue tabs (Not Shown) out from the tablet at an angle to remove the tape underneath the Battery.

  • If you broke both tabs, scrape the tape and Battery off.

  • Scraping off the Battery will damage it. If you are replacing another part, leave the Battery on the display panel.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the motherboard from the rear-facing camera, the front-facing camera, the antenna, the power button board, the screen, and the display panel using your spudger.
  • Disconnect the battery from the motherboard, but leave the battery on the display panel (unless you have already taken it off).

  • Disconnect the motherboard from the rear-facing camera, the front-facing camera, the antenna, the power button board, the screen, and the display panel using your spudger.

  • The cable connected to the display is adhered to the panel, so be careful when removing the cable (like most things here).

  • If you are inexperienced with disconnecting everything, "Recognizing and Disconnecting Cable Connectors" is a helpful ifixit guide.

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  • Remove the two 2 mm Phillips 000 screws from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: The speaker is soldered to the motherboard, but it comes off easily. Image 2/2: Forced separation may result in a damaged motherboard and/or personal injury.
  • Once unscrewed, the motherboard separates from the rest of the device.

  • The speaker is soldered to the motherboard, but it comes off easily.

  • Forced separation may result in a damaged motherboard and/or personal injury.

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Conclusion

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

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