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
Make sure that the tablet is powered off before beginning this procedure. It is dangerous to touch the internal components of electronics while they are still powered on.
  • Make sure that the tablet is powered off before beginning this procedure. It is dangerous to touch the internal components of electronics while they are still powered on.

  • Place the tablet on its screen and use the large plastic opening tool to remove the back cover.

  • Place slight pressure on the tablet while using the tool to pry the back panel off.

don’t forget the screws under the speaker grills. if you do it will break the back were they are going through to hold. There are 4 very small screws under the speaker covers.

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After the back panel is removed, all internal components should be visible.
  • After the back panel is removed, all internal components should be visible.

  • The battery that must be replaced is located on top of the other components.

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  • Grab the battery and lift gently upwards. This will reveal a red and black coiled wire.

  • Pull the battery gently until this cord no longer has any slack.

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  • Carefully hold the battery in one hand, and use your other hand's index finger and thumb to grab the two wires nearest to their connection point.

  • Use your fingers to give a firm tug to the black and red wires, but do not yank them hard enough to cause the tablet to sustain damage. Once these cables are removed, the battery is disconnected.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Pull up on the connection to disconnect the speakers.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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