Introduction

A portable device such as a tablet uses a touchscreen as its primary input. A touchscreen is any display that you interact with by simply touching it. The touchscreen of the tablet deteriorates over time. As a results, you experience touch lags, and sometimes your touchscreen just stops responding. In any case, you might need a screen replacement.In the following steps, we will walk you through how to remove and replace your touchscreen when you start having issues with it.

  1. Use either your finger or a metal spudger to lift both the top and bottom black covers on the back of the tablet. Use either your finger or a metal spudger to lift both the top and bottom black covers on the back of the tablet. Use either your finger or a metal spudger to lift both the top and bottom black covers on the back of the tablet.
    • Use either your finger or a metal spudger to lift both the top and bottom black covers on the back of the tablet.

  2. Use a Phillips (J000) bit screwdriver to remove the 6 (2 mm) screws located at the top and bottom of the tablet.
    • Use a Phillips (J000) bit screwdriver to remove the 6 (2 mm) screws located at the top and bottom of the tablet.

  3. Hold the device by the silver edge and the front of the screen. Then use your other hand to push gently on the center back of the tablet until the front screen is detached from the silver back cover. Finally, separate the screen from the silver back casing.
    • Hold the device by the silver edge and the front of the screen.

    • Then use your other hand to push gently on the center back of the tablet until the front screen is detached from the silver back cover.

    • Finally, separate the screen from the silver back casing.

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  5. Use the plastic spudger to remove the battery from the device that is glued on the metal frame. Be careful not to puncture the battery while removing it. Follow the wires to where they are connected on the motherboard and simply pull the white connector out of the socket.
    • Use the plastic spudger to remove the battery from the device that is glued on the metal frame.

    • Be careful not to puncture the battery while removing it.

    • Follow the wires to where they are connected on the motherboard and simply pull the white connector out of the socket.

    • When removing the battery, be careful with the connector that attaches the wires to the motherboard.

  6. Once the battery is removed, the motherboard is ready to be removed. Remove the camera from the motherboard by disconnecting the clip next to it. You can use the precision tweezer here. To remove the power port from the motherboard, unscrew the two 4mm screws with a T5 bit.
    • Once the battery is removed, the motherboard is ready to be removed.

    • Remove the camera from the motherboard by disconnecting the clip next to it. You can use the precision tweezer here.

    • To remove the power port from the motherboard, unscrew the two 4mm screws with a T5 bit.

  7. Use the precision tweezers to disconnect the 7 clips from the motherboard Remove the headphone input cable from the motherboard by carefully pulling on the clip. Remove the headphone input cable from the motherboard by carefully pulling on the clip.
    • Use the precision tweezers to disconnect the 7 clips from the motherboard

    • Remove the headphone input cable from the motherboard by carefully pulling on the clip.

  8. Unscrew the 4 screws 4mm with T5 bit from the edges or the frame of the motherboard to remove it Carefully remove the motherboard from the metal frame.
    • Unscrew the 4 screws 4mm with T5 bit from the edges or the frame of the motherboard to remove it

    • Carefully remove the motherboard from the metal frame.

    • A long thin tape will be attached to the motherboard. This tape can be pulled along with the motherboard.

  9. Remove the 7 2mm screws for on the metal frame. Use a J000 screwdriver.
    • Remove the 7 2mm screws for on the metal frame. Use a J000 screwdriver.

  10. Carefully remove the LCD from the front glass casing. While separating the LCD from the device, be careful not to introduce any debris.
    • Carefully remove the LCD from the front glass casing.

    • While separating the LCD from the device, be careful not to introduce any debris.

Conclusion

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

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