Introduction

The Wi-Fi card provides a wireless connection to a network. If it fails, you may be left with no other option to connect the tablet to the internet.

Turn the device off.
  • Turn the device off.

  • Place the tablet screen side up.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Identify the card and its connection to the motherboard.
  • Identify the card and its connection to the motherboard.

    • The card itself.

    • The area where the card connects to the motherboard.

Peel off the adhesive tape holding the wires down. Peel off the adhesive tape holding the wires down. Peel off the adhesive tape holding the wires down.
  • Peel off the adhesive tape holding the wires down.

Desolder the wire. Desolder the wire.
  • Desolder the wire.

Use the tweezers to peel the Wi-Fi card off. Use the tweezers to peel the Wi-Fi card off.
  • Use the tweezers to peel the Wi-Fi card off.

Conclusion

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

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