Introduction

Use this guide to replace a faulty touchscreen.

The touchscreen is the layer of the tablet that houses the accelerometer using multiple sensors and lies beneath the glass. After taking apart the tablet, all you need to do is separate the LCD from the touchscreen.

Place the tablet on a flat clear surface to keep the screen safe. Slide the larger portion of the back cover off the tablet. This will reveal the battery.
  • Place the tablet on a flat clear surface to keep the screen safe.

  • Slide the larger portion of the back cover off the tablet.

  • This will reveal the battery.

Lift the battery out with your finger. Make sure you use the slot near the bottom of the device as shown. Trying to lift from anywhere else will not work and may damage the battery or the device.
  • Lift the battery out with your finger.

  • Make sure you use the slot near the bottom of the device as shown. Trying to lift from anywhere else will not work and may damage the battery or the device.

Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the top cover casing gently by moving the tool along all three sides. Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the top cover casing gently by moving the tool along all three sides.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the top cover casing gently by moving the tool along all three sides.

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With a T5 hexagonal head, remove the nine black 2.5 mm torx screws. Place them carefully aside on the magnetic mat.
  • With a T5 hexagonal head, remove the nine black 2.5 mm torx screws. Place them carefully aside on the magnetic mat.

Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the back casing gently on each side of the tablet. Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the back casing gently on each side of the tablet. Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the back casing gently on each side of the tablet.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the back casing gently on each side of the tablet.

Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the following screws: Four 5mm wide grey Phillips screws on the logic board. One of the 5mm screws is hidden under the circular white tape in the center of the logic board.
  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the following screws:

    • Four 5mm wide grey Phillips screws on the logic board.

    • One of the 5mm screws is hidden under the circular white tape in the center of the logic board.

    • Seven 3mm small grey Phillips screws (four on one side, three on the other) from the black side casing.

Disconnect the five cables connected to the logic board and then carefully lift the logic board out of the casing. Disconnect the five cables connected to the logic board and then carefully lift the logic board out of the casing. Disconnect the five cables connected to the logic board and then carefully lift the logic board out of the casing.
  • Disconnect the five cables connected to the logic board and then carefully lift the logic board out of the casing.

Tilt the tablet on its lengthy side, place your thumbs on the side and gently separate the LCD from the touchscreen. Tilt the tablet on its lengthy side, place your thumbs on the side and gently separate the LCD from the touchscreen. Tilt the tablet on its lengthy side, place your thumbs on the side and gently separate the LCD from the touchscreen.
  • Tilt the tablet on its lengthy side, place your thumbs on the side and gently separate the LCD from the touchscreen.

Conclusion

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

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