Introduction

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

In this guide we will remove:

  1. System Board
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 .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Conclusion

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

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