Introduction

This will give instructions on how to remove the two different speakers inside the tablet and how to remove them.

To remove the back panel of the device, start by attempting to fit the plastic opening tool in the crease between the screen and the back panel of the tablet.
  • To remove the back panel of the device, start by attempting to fit the plastic opening tool in the crease between the screen and the back panel of the tablet.

  • You can use your hands to push against the corners of the device to attempt to make the gap larger for your plastic opening tool to fit in.

  • If you are replacing your screen because it is damaged, it may be useful to pick away at some of the glass to expose the clips in the edges of the plastic.

    • Insert the corners of your plastic opening tool into the slots that are on the very outside edge of your device to start disconnecting the panel.

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Once  the edge of your device's panel is separate from the screen, continue moving around the outside of the device while continuing to pry the two pieces apart from each other.
  • Once the edge of your device's panel is separate from the screen, continue moving around the outside of the device while continuing to pry the two pieces apart from each other.

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Insert another plastic opening tool (or a similar tool) between the screen and the back panel on the opposite side of the device to hold it open.
  • Insert another plastic opening tool (or a similar tool) between the screen and the back panel on the opposite side of the device to hold it open.

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There is a piece of double sided tape on the back of the battery holding it in place. Pull the battery with enough force to pull it apart from the tape.
  • There is a piece of double sided tape on the back of the battery holding it in place. Pull the battery with enough force to pull it apart from the tape.

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Remove the five 2 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the motherboard.
  • Remove the five 2 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the motherboard.

  • The silver EMI shield may come off during this step. Just set it aside until reassembly.

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Remove the two 5 mm Phillips #000 securing the motherboard,
  • Remove the two 5 mm Phillips #000 securing the motherboard,

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Disconnect the cable from the battery to the motherboard by grabbing the cable and pulling upwards.
  • Disconnect the cable from the battery to the motherboard by grabbing the cable and pulling upwards.

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Using the spudger, pry up the connector on the motherboard from the back camera to disconnect it. Using the spudger, pry up the connector on the motherboard from the back camera to disconnect it.
  • Using the spudger, pry up the connector on the motherboard from the back camera to disconnect it.

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Then move to the front camera towards the end of the motherboard and disconnect that by using the spudger to pull up on the clip.
  • Then move to the front camera towards the end of the motherboard and disconnect that by using the spudger to pull up on the clip.

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Now that all of the wires and screws are disconnected, use the spudger or a prying tool on the bottom corner of the motherboard to release it from one of the clips holding it in place.
  • Now that all of the wires and screws are disconnected, use the spudger or a prying tool on the bottom corner of the motherboard to release it from one of the clips holding it in place.

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Once the corner is removed, repeat the same action at the far end of the motherboard to release the second clip.
  • Once the corner is removed, repeat the same action at the far end of the motherboard to release the second clip.

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Remove the single 4 mm Phillips #000 screw securing the speaker.
  • Remove the single 4 mm Phillips #000 screw securing the speaker.

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Remove the protective tape that is covering the speaker connections to the device by pulling upwards with either tweezers or your hands.
  • Remove the protective tape that is covering the speaker connections to the device by pulling upwards with either tweezers or your hands.

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While holding the orange ribbon cable in place with your finger, grab the wires and pull upwards to disconnect the speaker from the device. While holding the orange ribbon cable in place with your finger, grab the wires and pull upwards to disconnect the speaker from the device.
  • While holding the orange ribbon cable in place with your finger, grab the wires and pull upwards to disconnect the speaker from the device.

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Using either the prying tool or your hands, pull the speaker to remove it from the tablet.
  • Using either the prying tool or your hands, pull the speaker to remove it from the tablet.

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Remove the two 4 mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • Remove the two 4 mm Phillips #000 screws.

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Once the screws are removed, pull the speaker up with either the tweezers or plastic opening tool.
  • Once the screws are removed, pull the speaker up with either the tweezers or plastic opening tool.

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If you have been following steps to remove both speakers, skip this step.
  • If you have been following steps to remove both speakers, skip this step.

  • Remove the protective tape that is covering the speaker connections to the device by pulling upwards with either tweezers or your hands.

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Trace the red and black wire down the side of the device while sliding it out from under the small black clips as you work your way towards the end of the cable. While holding the orange ribbon cable in place with your finger, grab the wires and pull upwards to disconnect the speaker from the device.
  • Trace the red and black wire down the side of the device while sliding it out from under the small black clips as you work your way towards the end of the cable.

  • While holding the orange ribbon cable in place with your finger, grab the wires and pull upwards to disconnect the speaker from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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