Introduction

In this guide, you will learn how to properly access each of the speakers within the Lenovo Tab S8 and remove them safely.

Image 1/2: Gently insert a spudger into one of the bottom corners between the screen and body case. Image 2/2: Slide the spudger along the inside of the crack in order to pry the case open.
  • Make sure the device is powered off.

  • Gently insert a spudger into one of the bottom corners between the screen and body case.

  • Slide the spudger along the inside of the crack in order to pry the case open.

  • Be careful of the small volume and power buttons when prying the case with the spudger. They are connected with small pieces of plastic that break easily.

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Image 1/3: Using screwdriver bits that do not fit snugly in the screw head have a tendency to strip the screw and render it unusable. Image 2/3: Remove the tape by gently scraping the edges up with a spudger. Image 3/3: Remove the tape by gently scraping the edges up with a spudger.
  • After the cover has been removed, unscrew the M1.6 x 2mm screw from the battery cable with a j000 Philips head bit.

  • Using screwdriver bits that do not fit snugly in the screw head have a tendency to strip the screw and render it unusable.

  • Remove the tape by gently scraping the edges up with a spudger.

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Image 1/3: Gently lift the flaps on the four ZIF connectors. Image 2/3: Use a plastic card to gently pry the battery from the device. Image 3/3: There may be glue holding the bottom of the battery to the housing, so it is best to use a card to pry the battery away from its housing. If there is resistance, use a spudger to detach the glue while the battery is partially raised.
  • The ribbon cables under the battery need to be detached from other electronics as a precaution in case the ribbon cables remain stuck to the battery during removal.

  • Gently lift the flaps on the four ZIF connectors.

  • Use a plastic card to gently pry the battery from the device.

    • There may be glue holding the bottom of the battery to the housing, so it is best to use a card to pry the battery away from its housing. If there is resistance, use a spudger to detach the glue while the battery is partially raised.

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  • Remove the the ribbon cable located under the camera. Take a plastic opening tool and gently lift the black flap on the ribbon cable connection.

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Image 1/2: Remove the ribbon cable by flipping the small black bar up and sliding the ribbon cable out. Image 2/2: Remove the ribbon cable by flipping the small black bar up and sliding the ribbon cable out.
  • Remove the black ribbon cable located next to the camera by using the plastic opening tool to gently pry it up. It should pop up easily.

  • Remove the ribbon cable by flipping the small black bar up and sliding the ribbon cable out.

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Image 1/3: There is one screw hidden under a circular white sticker directly below the camera. It must be removed in order to take out the screw that is underneath it. Image 2/3: The piece of of silver tape will need to be cut or removed to remove the motherboard from the device frame. Image 3/3: The piece of of silver tape will need to be cut or removed to remove the motherboard from the device frame.
  • Remove each of the five M1.6 x 2mm screws to free the motherboard from the device.

  • There is one screw hidden under a circular white sticker directly below the camera. It must be removed in order to take out the screw that is underneath it.

  • The piece of of silver tape will need to be cut or removed to remove the motherboard from the device frame.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the motherboard out of the frame from each side.

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Image 1/3: The lower speaker wire is glued to the back casing of the device, so be gentle when removing the wire. Image 2/3: Lift up the wire with a plastic opening tool. Make sure this tool has a sharp edge. Image 3/3: Lift up the wire with a plastic opening tool. Make sure this tool has a sharp edge.
  • Once you have removed the motherboard and the battery, locate both the upper and lower speakers.

  • The lower speaker wire is glued to the back casing of the device, so be gentle when removing the wire.

  • Lift up the wire with a plastic opening tool. Make sure this tool has a sharp edge.

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Conclusion

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

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