Introduction

The following guide details the neccesary steps that you have to follow in order to replace the vibration motor of the Lenovo IdeaTab S6000.

Remove speaker screens by working them lose with a plastic opening tool. You may need to first losen them with iFixit tweasers or a craft knife.
  • Remove speaker screens by working them lose with a plastic opening tool. You may need to first losen them with iFixit tweasers or a craft knife.

  • These screens are held in place by glue and are hard to remove. Take your time.

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Remove the 3.14" Philips screws from both spots that were covered.
  • Remove the 3.14" Philips screws from both spots that were covered.

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Go all around the casing prying the screen away from the backing with a spudger.
  • Go all around the casing prying the screen away from the backing with a spudger.

  • It will make a popping sound each time one of the lock tabs is disconnected.

  • DO NOT USE A METAL TOOL FOR THIS.

  • Take your time as you move all around the device prying the backing off.

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Pull off the plastic covering the battery cable.
  • Pull off the plastic covering the battery cable.

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Gently pull on both sides of the plug to release it with either a plastic opening tool or your fingers. Gently pull on both sides of the plug to release it with either a plastic opening tool or your fingers.
  • Gently pull on both sides of the plug to release it with either a plastic opening tool or your fingers.

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Remove the battery by grabbing the tab shown and pulling up.
  • Remove the battery by grabbing the tab shown and pulling up.

  • The battery is held to the device by a bit of adhesive. Just pull the battery up from the tab and it will lift out with a bit effort.

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Use a spudger to pry the vibration motor up.
  • Use a spudger to pry the vibration motor up.

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This step is not necessary if you aren't replacing the vibration motor. To remove wires first heat up soldering gun.
  • This step is not necessary if you aren't replacing the vibration motor.

  • To remove wires first heat up soldering gun.

  • Heat up metal connecting the wires to the board.

  • Once the metal is heated to a melting point gently pull on the wire. The wires should come out with little effort.

  • The red wire goes on the left and the blue on the right.

  • To connect new vibration switch simply follow these steps in reverse.

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Conclusion

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

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