Introduction

In order to remove the tablet screen, removal of the battery and motherboard is necessary.

  1. Before removing the battery, make sure the device is powered off Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the back cover of the tablet.
    • Before removing the battery, make sure the device is powered off

    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the back cover of the tablet.

    • The second picture shows the tablet with the back removed.

  2. Remove the tape that secures the ribbon cable.
    • Remove the tape that secures the ribbon cable.

    • Use precision tweezers if the tape cannot be removed by hand.

  3. Handle ribbon cables with care so it does not rip or tear.
    • Handle ribbon cables with care so it does not rip or tear.

    • Carefully remove the ribbon cable from the power button connector.

    • To remove the cable, push the clamp on the connector up and pull gently.

  4. Remove the following screws securing the metal frame holding the battery.
    • Remove the following screws securing the metal frame holding the battery.

    • Five 2 mm Philips screws.

    • Use either the Phillips #00 or #000 bit to remove the screws.

  5. Remove the grey tape. Unscrew the hidden 2mm screw using the Phillips #000 drill bit.
    • Remove the grey tape.

    • Unscrew the hidden 2mm screw using the Phillips #000 drill bit.

  6. Remove the second piece of tape from the other ribbon cable connected to the battery.
    • Remove the second piece of tape from the other ribbon cable connected to the battery.

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  8. Remove the screws securing the battery connector cover.
    • Remove the screws securing the battery connector cover.

    • Two 2mm Phillips screws.

  9. Once the screws are removed, remove the metal cover shown.
    • Once the screws are removed, remove the metal cover shown.

  10. Gently remove the following:
    • Gently remove the following:

    • Disconnect the battery ribbon cable.

  11. Once the battery ribbon cable is detached, carefully remove the battery.
    • Once the battery ribbon cable is detached, carefully remove the battery.

  12. Remove the following screws using the Phillips 000 drill bit.
    • Remove the following screws using the Phillips 000 drill bit.

    • Eleven 4 mm screws

  13. Carefully disconnect the ribbon cable on the motherboard. To remove the cable, push the connector on the clamp up and gently pull.
    • Carefully disconnect the ribbon cable on the motherboard.

    • To remove the cable, push the connector on the clamp up and gently pull.

  14. Disconnect the other end of the motherboard  ribbon cable. The other end is attached to the frame of the tablet with adhesive. Gently pry it up to remove it.
    • Disconnect the other end of the motherboard ribbon cable.

    • The other end is attached to the frame of the tablet with adhesive. Gently pry it up to remove it.

  15. The speakers of the tablet are connected to the motherboard. Parts of the motherboard are secured to the frame of the tablet with adhesive. Gently pry up to remove from the tablet.
    • The speakers of the tablet are connected to the motherboard.

    • Parts of the motherboard are secured to the frame of the tablet with adhesive. Gently pry up to remove from the tablet.

    • The wire connected to the motherboard can be removed by lifting them from their shown slots.

  16. Remove the pieces of tape attaching the frame of the tablet to the screen
    • Remove the pieces of tape attaching the frame of the tablet to the screen

    • Ten pieces of grey tape.

  17. The screen is secured by adhesive around all the edges of the screen. Remove the screen from the frame of the tablet
    • The screen is secured by adhesive around all the edges of the screen.

    • Remove the screen from the frame of the tablet

    • Heat up the adhesive and gently pry the screen away with the plastic opening tool.

  18. Separate the screen from the digitizer.
    • Separate the screen from the digitizer.

    • Heat up the adhesive securing the screen and pry it away using the plastic opening tool.

Conclusion

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

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4 Comments

how did you keep the digitizer intact?my problem is the lcd screen and I bought only that.too scared to start without knowing how to keep the digitizer intact as it would take weeks before I could replace it.also wondering how to replace the lcd and only that.could you help me please?

Hans Sorensen ,Norway

project_81 - Reply

In my personal opinion, this guide have a bunch of steps that aren't necessary. I just replaced a cracked one. And I just removed the battery for security purposes since I was going to use heat. But you don't have to remove the mother board or anything else, just disconnect the digitizer flex and then start prying on front. That's it.

Joel Perez - Reply

https://youtu.be/etxKSTK3Gno?t=8m19s

Is that black tape important? I wasn't lucky and it was torn.

voneout - Reply

How do you calibrate the digitizer afterwards?

Nikos Metaxas - Reply

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