Introduction

The instructions below assume the back cover of your tablet has already been removed. If your tablet still has the back cover on it refer to the prerequisite guide on cover removal and attachment (steps 1-3). If your back cover has already been removed begin on step 4.

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  • On the top of the tablet there are two 1cm screws that hold the back cover on. Locate these screws and remove them using a Phillips head #0 screw driver.

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Image 1/1: There are buttons on the top side of the tablet that go through the back cover. The cover must slide up when removed to avoid damaging the buttons.
  • You now have to pry the back cover from the touch screen panel. To do this insert a plastic spudger into the seem. Then work your way around the panel until it is free.

  • There are buttons on the top side of the tablet that go through the back cover. The cover must slide up when removed to avoid damaging the buttons.

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Image 1/1: To reattach the back cover begin by sliding the cover on making sure the buttons and the speaker are in their designated holes on the back cover. Then attach the two covers by pressing them together until you hear the plastic tabs interlock.
  • This is what your tablet should look like once the back cover is removed. You are now ready to begin repairing your tablet. Follow the corresponding guide for instructions on repairing major components.

  • To reattach the back cover begin by sliding the cover on making sure the buttons and the speaker are in their designated holes on the back cover. Then attach the two covers by pressing them together until you hear the plastic tabs interlock.

  • With the two screens held together the last step is to put the two 1cm screws on the top of the tablet back in. Your tablet is now ready for use again!

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  • The first step is to remove the motherboard from the touch screen panel. To do this use a phillips head #0 screwdriver to remove the three 1cm screws that hold the motherboard to the panel. The screws are located at the top of the motherboard.

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  • You now have to remove the microphone from its original location. The microphone is in the small circular slot highlighted in the photo. If the microphone does not easily slide out you may need tweezers to remove it.

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  • There is a wire strip connecting the touch screen panel to the motherboard. This must be removed from the motherboard. To do this use a spudger to pry up the tab on the back of the connector. This will allow you to pull the wires out of the connection and will free the touch screen panel.

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Image 1/2: There are 9 plastic tabs holding the screen to the touch screen panel. These tabs are circled in the photo. To remove the tabs use a spudger to pry the screen out of the touch screen panel. Image 2/2: There are 9 plastic tabs holding the screen to the touch screen panel. These tabs are circled in the photo. To remove the tabs use a spudger to pry the screen out of the touch screen panel.
  • With the touch screen panel free of all electrical connections it now can be removed from the screen and motherboard.

  • There are 9 plastic tabs holding the screen to the touch screen panel. These tabs are circled in the photo. To remove the tabs use a spudger to pry the screen out of the touch screen panel.

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Image 1/1: You can now attach the new touch screen panel to the screen and motherboard. start by pressing the screen into the new touch screen panel in the nine locations previously located.
  • Once the tabs are all removed the touch screen panel will be free and can be removed from the screen and motherboard.

  • You can now attach the new touch screen panel to the screen and motherboard. start by pressing the screen into the new touch screen panel in the nine locations previously located.

  • When reassembling remember to put the microphone, wire strip and motherboard screws in the proper locations, following the steps in reverse.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow the back cover prerequisite guide.

Nicole Nault

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