Introduction

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

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  • 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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Image 1/2: 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. Image 2/2: As soon as the clips are released the back should slide off.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Once both screws are taken out, lift the rest of the backing out of the way. Image 2/3: Once both screws are taken out, lift the rest of the backing out of the way. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Grab the red and black wires with your fingers and gently lift to disconnect black wire connector from the motherboard. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: The battery should lift out easily. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Replace speaker if necessary. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: A spudger is needed to remove the plastic border around the camera. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/3: Be careful with the black cover under the connection. Image 2/3: Be careful with the black cover under the connection. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Pull both relay wires out of their connection ports. Image 2/3: Make sure to flip up the small black tab before you pull out the wire. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: Motherboard should lift out easily and completely. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/2: Unfold the glass and the frame flat on the table. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Pull ribbon wire out of slot in the frame to pull the screen off of the frame. Image 2/3: Pull ribbon wire out of slot in the frame to pull the screen off of the frame. Image 3/3: 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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