Introduction

As this replacement guide works on an internal component of the Xoom Wifi, completion of prior steps to remove external parts is necessary.

There are two 6.6mm screws that hold ports into place as well as the back panel. Remove these with a T-5 Torx screwdriver. There are two 6.6mm screws that hold ports into place as well as the back panel. Remove these with a T-5 Torx screwdriver.
  • There are two 6.6mm screws that hold ports into place as well as the back panel. Remove these with a T-5 Torx screwdriver.

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Apply light pressure with hand and slide the back plate till it stops in this position. There is a flex clip on both sides that need to be pushed down in order for the plate to slide off completely. Use a plastic opening tool to release the flex clips. They are located under the back cover near the sides.
  • Apply light pressure with hand and slide the back plate till it stops in this position.

  • There is a flex clip on both sides that need to be pushed down in order for the plate to slide off completely. Use a plastic opening tool to release the flex clips. They are located under the back cover near the sides.

  • As soon as the clips are released the back should slide off.

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Remove last two 4.2mm screws from the remaining back piece with a T-5 Torx screwdriver. Once both screws are taken out, lift the rest of the backing out of the way. Once both screws are taken out, lift the rest of the backing out of the way.
  • Remove last two 4.2mm screws from the remaining back piece with a T-5 Torx screwdriver.

  • Once both screws are taken out, lift the rest of the backing out of the way.

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Remove the two battery leads with a T-5 Torx screwdriver. Grab the red and black wires with your fingers and gently lift to disconnect black wire connector from the motherboard.
  • Remove the two battery leads with a T-5 Torx screwdriver.

  • Grab the red and black wires with your fingers and gently lift to disconnect black wire connector from the motherboard.

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All that holds the battery in are twelve screws. Remove them with a T-6 Torx screwdriver. The battery should lift out easily.
  • All that holds the battery in are twelve screws. Remove them with a T-6 Torx screwdriver.

  • The battery should lift out easily.

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Use a plastic opening tool to pop out the speaker.  Make sure to carefully pull off the wire as well. Replace speaker if necessary.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pop out the speaker. Make sure to carefully pull off the wire as well.

  • Replace speaker if necessary.

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Use a spudger or a fine tip to lift the black tab to a vertical position. A spudger is needed to remove the plastic border around the camera.
  • Use a spudger or a fine tip to lift the black tab to a vertical position.

  • A spudger is needed to remove the plastic border around the camera.

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When lifting the camera out, be sure to pull the orange ribbon cable as well. When lifting the camera out, be sure to pull the orange ribbon cable as well.
  • When lifting the camera out, be sure to pull the orange ribbon cable as well.

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Take a plastic opening tool and carefully pry off the touch screen controller connection. Be careful with the black cover under the connection. Be careful with the black cover under the connection.
  • Take a plastic opening tool and carefully pry off the touch screen controller connection.

  • Be careful with the black cover under the connection.

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There are two relay wires that must be disconnected. Pull both relay wires out of their connection ports. Make sure to flip up the small black tab before you pull out the wire.
  • There are two relay wires that must be disconnected.

  • Pull both relay wires out of their connection ports.

    • Make sure to flip up the small black tab before you pull out the wire.

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Using a plastic opener, lift the metal bar clasping the wire harness to the motherboard. Using a plastic opener, lift the metal bar clasping the wire harness to the motherboard.
  • Using a plastic opener, lift the metal bar clasping the wire harness to the motherboard.

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There are eight 3.5mm screws that hold the motherboard in. Use a T-5 Torx screwdriver to take the screws loose. These screws are outlined in a gold color on the motherboard. Two gold colored screws with brackets are located in the orange circles. A T-5 Torx screwdriver is needed to take these 3.1mm screws. Motherboard should lift out easily and completely.
  • There are eight 3.5mm screws that hold the motherboard in. Use a T-5 Torx screwdriver to take the screws loose. These screws are outlined in a gold color on the motherboard.

  • Two gold colored screws with brackets are located in the orange circles. A T-5 Torx screwdriver is needed to take these 3.1mm screws.

  • Motherboard should lift out easily and completely.

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Using the T-6 Torx screwdriver, unscrew the 17 4mm screws along the edge of the screen frame. Using the T-6 Torx screwdriver, unscrew the 17 4mm screws along the edge of the screen frame.
  • Using the T-6 Torx screwdriver, unscrew the 17 4mm screws along the edge of the screen frame.

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Take the small plastic opening tool and separate the front glass from the screen frame. Unfold the glass and the frame flat on the table.
  • Take the small plastic opening tool and separate the front glass from the screen frame.

  • Unfold the glass and the frame flat on the table.

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Using the T-5 Torx screwdriver, unscrew the 12 4.1mm screws along the edge of the screen. Pull ribbon wire out of slot in the frame to pull the screen off of the frame. Pull ribbon wire out of slot in the frame to pull the screen off of the frame.
  • Using the T-5 Torx screwdriver, unscrew the 12 4.1mm screws along the edge of the screen.

  • Pull ribbon wire out of slot in the frame to pull the screen off of the frame.

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Conclusion

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

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