Did the glass on your Nextbook 8 screen break? Use this guide to replace the glass on the front screen.

  1. Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back cover. Carefully slide the tool between the front glass and back cover.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back cover. Carefully slide the tool between the front glass and back cover.

    • Slide the tool along the edge to work the back cover off.

    • It helps to have an extra tool to stick in the gap and keep the back cover separated from the glass as you slide the other tool.

    Did this tablet have a speaker soldered onto the mainboard? I'm working on a Nextbook 8 NX785QC8G as well, and the first thing I saw was that there's a speaker held together with three screws and a bit of adhesive to the back cover and its cables are soldered onto the motherboard. I don't believe that I ruined them, but they do look a little loose.

    Eliza Salazar - Reply

    The first Nextbook 8 model NX785QC8G tablet I bought, was from Walmart sometime mid summer 2014 AND it was running Jelly Bean. Battery lasted maybe 5 1/2 months; didn't realize tablet had 1 year warranty if I registered tablet with copy of receipt and have it fixed.

    So, bought another Nextbook NX785QC8Gu several months later; this one came out running KitKat. I registered online and copied my receipt, which was uploaded to them. Still have had several problems with off before completely discharged, not charging in a reliable steady manner,and more. The Li-ion battery(what I thought it was), being 4,000 mAh, should be more than enough to last quite a long time....No web surfing, d.loading or game playing...just YouTube video watching. Can this battery be changed out? The first nextbook the battery quit in, I took it apart - the battery was glued & the speaker wires were attached just as you described.

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  2. Remove the tape covering the motherboard.
    • Remove the tape covering the motherboard.

    • Remove the silver tape holding the white ribbon cables to the battery.

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    • Use a spudger to carefully disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.

    • When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible.

    Why the five wires when most batterys have 2-3. What do the five wires do. Thank you

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    • Use a spudger to lift up the black bar on the two ZIF connectors located above the battery.

    • Pull the ribbon cables out of the connectors with tweezers or two fingers.

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    • Using the flat end of a spudger, carefully work the spudger under the battery, lifting it off of the device.

    • The battery is very malleable, so do not try to pull it off all at once.

    Also some models have the battery glued down. You'll need to work on trying to pull up the glue work in a circle going around the edge of the battery it was tough you can damage your battery if you do not do this step carefully

    Mr. DeWray - Reply

    What type of battery ? Watch battery?

    dheltebran - Reply

    • Remove the silver and gold sticker at the bottom of the device.

    • Hold the brown circuit board down with your finger while you remove the sticker

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    • Use a spudger to lift up the black tabs on the three ZIF connectors.

    • Use ESD safe tweezers to pull the ribbon cables out of the three connectors.

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    • Remove the 5 black screws on the motherboard.

    • Carefully lift the motherboard off of the device and remove.

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    • Remove the two screws that hold the brackets in place.

    • Remove the two silver brackets that hold the screen in place.

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    • Remove the one silver screw on the small green circuit board at the bottom of the device.

    • Set aside the small circuit board for now.

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    • Remove the two silver screws from the bottom of the device.

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    • With the device face down, use a spudger to lift the screen off of the glass from the right side.

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    • Separate the glass from the touch screen.

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

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Thank you for this!

Samuel Landers - Reply

Ok thanks for the guide very helpful. Where can I pick a glass up at? And what's the going price?

mikediehl99 - Reply

My repair kit has specifically the touch glass meaning i need to separate the glass form the frame, how do you do this?

Tanther Panther - Reply

I need a screen replacement guid like this one but for the Nextbook Ares 8 not 8a

Isaac De La Cruz - Reply

My replacement screen is listed for this model but it's just glass and a connector. No frame like one the came off tablet (no place for screw or to connect back cover) did I get wrong screen? Listing had it as the nx785qc8g.

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