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.

Image 1/1: Remove SD card and SIM Card.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: It may be possible to use a blow dryer on low heat but I'd advise against it unless absolutely necessary. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the 4 screws keeping the battery in place, set aside. Image 2/3: Unscrew the 4 screws keeping the battery in place, set aside. Image 3/3: 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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  • Remove the battery by pulling up gently.

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Image 1/3: Pry the connector for the USB module up. Image 2/3: Pry the cable connecting the metal circle. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the 2 screws keeping the motherboard in place. Image 2/3: Finally, the two screws for the micro USB port. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/1: Be careful, too much pressure can cause the digitizer/screen to crack as it is right below the metal.
  • 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.

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

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Conclusion

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

Calvin Hodgson

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