Introduction

The motherboard replacement is more time extensive than a simple battery swap but should still be manageable for any novice. Keep track of your screws since they are tiny and easy to lose.

  1. Power off the device before starting battery replacement.
    • Power off the device before starting battery replacement.

    • Remove SD card and SIM Card.

    • With the opening tool, gently pry the back plate away from the main board. The corners are the easiest spots to start at.

  2. Gently pull the back cover away from the adhesive on the battery. It may be possible to use a blow dryer on low heat but I'd advise against it unless absolutely necessary.
    • Gently pull the back cover away from the adhesive on the battery.

    • It may be possible to use a blow dryer on low heat but I'd advise against it unless absolutely necessary.

  3. Slowly and gently lift the power cable upwards. Unscrew the 4 screws keeping the battery in place, set aside. Unscrew the 4 screws keeping the battery in place, set aside.
    • Slowly and gently lift the power cable upwards.

    • Unscrew the 4 screws keeping the battery in place, set aside.

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  5. Remove  the battery by pulling up gently.
    • Remove the battery by pulling up gently.

  6. Pry the connector for the camera up. Pry the connector for the USB module up. Pry the cable connecting the metal circle.
    • Pry the connector for the camera up.

    • Pry the connector for the USB module up.

    • Pry the cable connecting the metal circle.

  7. Unscrew the 3 screws holding the USB module down. Unscrew the 2 screws keeping the motherboard in place. Finally, the two screws for the micro USB port.
    • Unscrew the 3 screws holding the USB module down.

    • Unscrew the 2 screws keeping the motherboard in place.

    • Finally, the two screws for the micro USB port.

  8. Gently lift up the display connector.
    • Gently lift up the display connector.

    • Be careful, too much pressure can cause the digitizer/screen to crack as it is right below the metal.

  9. Remove the motherboard by pulling it straight up and away from the tablet body.
    • Remove the motherboard by pulling it straight up and away from the tablet body.

Conclusion

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

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Would my motherboard to my pad be no good due to water damage it’s been 3 months still won’t turn on. The little sticker is pink still but my battery smells burnt. Could I take out the mother and use some air dust ?

Joe - Reply

You may need to replace the battery as it sounds like it shorted out. A burnt smell more than likely means the battery is damaged.

Have you tried replacing the battery yet?

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