Introduction

Use this guide to remove all of the electrical components inside your LeapPad Platinum tablet and then replace the touch screen.

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  • Place your tablet on a flat surface with the screen facing down.

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Image 1/2: The border snaps into place, so don't be too worried if you hear a cracking noise while prying it off. Image 2/2: The border snaps into place, so don't be too worried if you hear a cracking noise while prying it off.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the plastic border by inserting it in the space between the green bumper and the white plastic on the edge of the tablet.

  • The border snaps into place, so don't be too worried if you hear a cracking noise while prying it off.

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  • Remove the 11 Phillips screws (8.0 mm) located around the edge of the back cover with a Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Pull the back cover off of your device.

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Image 1/3: The battery is held in place by an adhesive strip, so it can be difficult to pry off. Image 2/3: The battery is held in place by an adhesive strip, so it can be difficult to pry off. Image 3/3: The battery is held in place by an adhesive strip, so it can be difficult to pry off.
  • Wedge a plastic opening tool underneath the battery and lift the battery up.

  • The battery is held in place by an adhesive strip, so it can be difficult to pry off.

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  • The battery has red, black, and white wires that are all connected to the motherboard through a plastic clip. Unplug this plastic clip to fully remove the battery from your device.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the cable by flipping up the metal tab on the connector and sliding the cable out. Image 2/2: Disconnect the cable by flipping up the metal tab on the connector and sliding the cable out.
  • Locate the white ribbon cable connected to the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the cable by flipping up the metal tab on the connector and sliding the cable out.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the cable by flipping up the metal tab on the connector and sliding the cable out. Image 2/2: Disconnect the cable by flipping up the metal tab on the connector and sliding the cable out.
  • Locate the black ribbon cable which is connected to the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the cable by flipping up the metal tab on the connector and sliding the cable out.

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  • Remove the three 4.0 mm Phillips screws located in the corners of the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Lift the volume-control button out of the device and set it aside.
  • Lift up the front edge of the motherboard.

  • Lift the volume-control button out of the device and set it aside.

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Image 1/1: This does not take much force, so it is likely that this piece will pop out of place when initially lifting the motherboard.
  • Gently tug upwards on the red and black twisted wires located near the button you just removed to release the black rubber base they are connected to from the device.

  • This does not take much force, so it is likely that this piece will pop out of place when initially lifting the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the orange sheet from the motherboard by lifting the metal tab on the connector (as you did for the cables  in steps 1 and 2), and lift the motherboard completely out of the device. Image 2/2: Disconnect the orange sheet from the motherboard by lifting the metal tab on the connector (as you did for the cables  in steps 1 and 2), and lift the motherboard completely out of the device.
  • Rotate your device 180 degrees so the the motherboard is on your right-hand side and gently lift the front edge of the motherboard to reveal an orange sheet of plastic.

  • Disconnect the orange sheet from the motherboard by lifting the metal tab on the connector (as you did for the cables in steps 1 and 2), and lift the motherboard completely out of the device.

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Image 1/2: Four 3.0mm Phillips screws Image 2/2: One 7.0mm Phillips screw
  • Remove the brown speaker board located on the left side of the LeapPad by removing the following screws holding it in place:

    • Four 3.0mm Phillips screws

    • One 7.0mm Phillips screw

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  • Locate the circular plastic speaker cover, remove the two 5.0mm Phillips screws holding it in place, and gently lift the cover away from the device.

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Image 1/1: Fully remove the speaker board from the device by gently pulling the ribbon cables out of the slot.
  • Lift up the speaker board and locate the white ribbon attached to its underside.

  • Fully remove the speaker board from the device by gently pulling the ribbon cables out of the slot.

  • Be gentle when working with the ribbon as it can be damaged easily.

  • Tweezers or a pointed plastic spudger will help guide the ribbon back through the black tabs when reassembling your device.

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Image 1/1: This does not require any tool, just lift them out and put them in a secure place.
  • Remove the power and the volume buttons from their cradles.

  • This does not require any tool, just lift them out and put them in a secure place.

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Image 1/2: Be certain to keep track of your screws. Image 2/2: The directional pad is now loose and can also be removed.
  • Remove the eight 4.0 mm screws for the plastic backing that covers the screen.

  • Be certain to keep track of your screws.

  • The directional pad is now loose and can also be removed.

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  • Carefully lift out the plastic plate and set it aside.

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Image 1/2: Screens are very fragile so be sure to have a safe and secure place to put it, safely away from any magnetic devices. Image 2/2: Screens are very fragile so be sure to have a safe and secure place to put it, safely away from any magnetic devices.
  • The screen is now completely accessible and can be lifted out of its cradle. Use the plastic spudger to safely and carefully lift the screen up.

  • Screens are very fragile so be sure to have a safe and secure place to put it, safely away from any magnetic devices.

Hi there i got screen damage on this model did you know any part number or place where can buy replacment ? Wojciech.kuczaj@gmail.com

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Conclusion

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

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Where can i get a replacement screen?

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