Introduction

A faulty system board can lead to a myriad of performance issues.

In this guide we will remove:

  1. System Board
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.
  • 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 large black rectangle on the top layer is the battery to be replaced.

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Grab the battery and lift gently upwards.
  • Grab the battery and lift gently upwards.

  • There will be a red and black cord attached to the corner of the battery. Ensure that this cord does not have any slack in it, but do not pull the battery hard enough to remove it.

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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.
  • 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 using 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 using a PH00 Screwdriver.

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First Disconnect the gold connector by lifting the latch on it up and pulling it loose using the latch to pull.
  • First Disconnect the gold connector by lifting the latch on it up and pulling it loose using the latch to pull.

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As you lift the board up you will notice two more connections, one near the power switch and one on the I/O Panel. Remove each one with a minimal amount of upward pulling force as you flip the board over.
  • As you lift the board up you will notice two more connections, one near the power switch and one on the I/O Panel.

  • Remove each one with a minimal amount of upward pulling force as you flip the board over.

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To disconnect the system board there is one last connection. Lift up the back latch on this connection and the orange ribbon should slide right out without any effort thus disconnecting the board. Lift up the back latch on this connection and the orange ribbon should slide right out without any effort thus disconnecting the board.
  • To disconnect the system board there is one last connection.

  • Lift up the back latch on this connection and the orange ribbon should slide right out without any effort thus disconnecting the board.

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Conclusion

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

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