Introduction

This replacement guide will go over how to remove the docking port. Use if the port has been damaged or you have tried multiple keyboards, and the tablet just doesn't seem to be recognizing the keyboard anymore.

Parts

No parts required.

To begin, turn off the power to the device and remove the screen from the keyboard. Open the 2-in-1, and hold the screen.
  • To begin, turn off the power to the device and remove the screen from the keyboard.

    • Open the 2-in-1, and hold the screen.

    • Press the silver button at the top of the keyboard.

    • When the screen lifts up, gently lift the screen away from the keyboard.

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You may use your fingers, or a spudger. Be careful not to break your cover OR your fingernail. Removing the cover requires good judgement. The goal is to separate the black from the silver. Start in a corner, or a flat edge -- whichever works best for you. Remember to not use too much force. Once you start the initial separation, keep going until you free one edge. The goal now is to free three edges of the rectangle.
  • You may use your fingers, or a spudger. Be careful not to break your cover OR your fingernail. Removing the cover requires good judgement.

    • The goal is to separate the black from the silver. Start in a corner, or a flat edge -- whichever works best for you. Remember to not use too much force.

    • Once you start the initial separation, keep going until you free one edge. The goal now is to free three edges of the rectangle.

    • If your progress stops on one side of the rectangle, go to the other side and try there.

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Gently pull the back cover from the screen assembly. Keep the plastic cover close. It's great for holding screws!
  • Gently pull the back cover from the screen assembly.

  • Keep the plastic cover close. It's great for holding screws!

  • When putting the cover back on, press firmly around to outside edge with the screen facing down on a flat, debris-free surface.

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Now, look around the outer edge in between the two speakers. Locate the docking port
  • Now, look around the outer edge in between the two speakers.

  • Locate the docking port

  • Remove the two screws holding the docking port in place with a PH0 philips head screwdriver.

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After both screws are removed:
  • After both screws are removed:

    • Carefully lift the black part of the connector at the board end of the gold cable.

    • Gently pull the gold cable out of the slot.

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Conclusion

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

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