Introduction

If you are inserting a micro SD card and your device does not recognize the SD card is inside, this guide will help you replace you broken reader.

In this guide we will remove:

  1. I/O Panel
Using the large plastic opening tool loosen the back cover. Place slight pressure on the tablet and pry the back panel off .
  • Using the large plastic opening tool loosen the back cover.

  • Place slight pressure on the tablet and pry the back panel off .

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Place device with screen face down all components should be visible.
  • Place device with screen face down all components should be visible.

  • Look for a large black rectangle it is the battery.

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Lift the battery upward.
  • Lift the battery upward.

  • Ensure the red and black cord is pulled taut.

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Hold the battery in one hand.
  • Hold the battery in one hand.

  • Using your index finger and thumb of your other hand grab the red and black wires nearest to their connection point.

  • Give a firm tug close to the device to disconnect the battery.

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Locate the long, L-shaped system board copper foil runs most of its length. Remove the 10 2mm PH00 black screws located on the edges of the system board with a PH00 screwdriver.
  • Locate the long, L-shaped system board copper foil runs most of its length.

  • Remove the 10 2mm PH00 black screws located on the edges of the system board with a PH00 screwdriver.

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First Disconnect the gold connector by lifting the latch on it up with the plastic opening tool.
  • First Disconnect the gold connector by lifting the latch on it up with the plastic opening tool.

  • pulling it loose using the latch.

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Pull up on the L shaped board. The one bottom and one top connection points should disconnect.
  • Pull up on the L shaped board.

  • The one bottom and one top connection points should disconnect.

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Unscrew the 7 2mm PH00 black screws connecting the speakers using the PH00 screwdriver. Unscrew the 7 2mm PH00 black screws connecting the speakers using the PH00 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the 7 2mm PH00 black screws connecting the speakers using the PH00 screwdriver.

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Lift the disconnected speakers from their resting position. Grab the red and black cable with your index finger and thumb. Grab the red and black cable with your index finger and thumb.
  • Lift the disconnected speakers from their resting position.

  • Grab the red and black cable with your index finger and thumb.

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Pull up on the connection to disconnect the speakers.
  • Pull up on the connection to disconnect the speakers.

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Remove the two top 2mm PH00 screws using the PH00 screwdriver. Remove the two top 2mm PH00 screws using the PH00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two top 2mm PH00 screws using the PH00 screwdriver.

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Remove the 2mm Torx T-4 screw on the front use a Torx T-4 screwdriver from the iFixit tool kit. Remove the 2mm Torx T-4 screw on the front use a Torx T-4 screwdriver from the iFixit tool kit.
  • Remove the 2mm Torx T-4 screw on the front use a Torx T-4 screwdriver from the iFixit tool kit.

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To remove the I/O Panel just lift up on the panel and it should come out without any effort.
  • To remove the I/O Panel just lift up on the panel and it should come out without any effort.

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Conclusion

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

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