Introduction

Replacing the battery is a little more complicated then in most tablets. This replacement will require some soldering but if you for which there is a tutorial from the ifixit website

Turn the device off.
  • Turn the device off.

  • Place the tablet screen side up.

  • Make sure the device is turned off to avoid damage.

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Use the metal spudger to press an opening between screen and back cover. Plastic tabs
  • Use the metal spudger to press an opening between screen and back cover.

  • Plastic tabs

  • Be careful, as the plastic tabs are delicate.

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Wedge the plastic opening tool between the screen and the back panel to keep tension constant.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool between the screen and the back panel to keep tension constant.

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Slide the metal spudger around the casing to separate it from the inside of the tablet. Slide the metal spudger around the casing to separate it from the inside of the tablet.
  • Slide the metal spudger around the casing to separate it from the inside of the tablet.

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After all the tabs are separated, flip tablet over so the screen side is down. Remove the back panel by delicately lifting straight up.
  • After all the tabs are separated, flip tablet over so the screen side is down.

  • Remove the back panel by delicately lifting straight up.

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Identify the DC power connection cables. Remove the adhesive tape. Battery
  • Identify the DC power connection cables.

  • Remove the adhesive tape.

  • Battery

  • Battery power conections

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Use the tweezers to grab hold of the red wire and desolder the connection to the circuit board. The soldering iron is hot, and will cause the wires and motherboard to heat up. Instructions for desoldering can be found on iFixit's page Soldering
  • Use the tweezers to grab hold of the red wire and desolder the connection to the circuit board.

  • The soldering iron is hot, and will cause the wires and motherboard to heat up.

  • Instructions for desoldering can be found on iFixit's page Soldering

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Use the tweezers to grab  the black wire and desolder the connection. Do not let the ends of the black and red wires touch. Do not let the ends of the black and red wires touch.
  • Use the tweezers to grab the black wire and desolder the connection.

  • Do not let the ends of the black and red wires touch.

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Desolder the connection, while using the tweezers to grab hold of the yellow wire. Desolder the connection, while using the tweezers to grab hold of the yellow wire. Desolder the connection, while using the tweezers to grab hold of the yellow wire.
  • Desolder the connection, while using the tweezers to grab hold of the yellow wire.

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The battery is attached to the tablet with an adhesive. Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to peel the battery off the tablet The battery is attached to the tablet with an adhesive. Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to peel the battery off the tablet The battery is attached to the tablet with an adhesive. Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to peel the battery off the tablet
  • The battery is attached to the tablet with an adhesive. Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to peel the battery off the tablet

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Conclusion

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

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matthew vandeventer

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Easy to follow,but, can't find a battery anywhere, so really No use

Lawrence Pearce - Reply

Matthew,

Great job!!

I followed your instructions and no problem

Thanks

Me Eisenhut

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