Introduction

In order to access the components of your device, you will need to remove the back cover. This guide will help you accomplish this in a few simple steps.

Image 1/3: Slide the opening tool to the right and slowly continue to separate the back cover from the device. Image 2/3: Avoid prying on the buttons, as they are easily damaged. Image 3/3: Avoid prying on the buttons, as they are easily damaged.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the middle of the bottom edge of the device. The tool should be inserted within the seam between the back and front covers.

  • Slide the opening tool to the right and slowly continue to separate the back cover from the device.

  • Avoid prying on the buttons, as they are easily damaged.

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  • Pull the cover off of the device once about three quarters of the cover has been pried open using the plastic opening tool.

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  • Remove masking tape from the battery.

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Image 1/3: Handle the battery with care to avoid damaging it. Image 2/3: Handle the battery with care to avoid damaging it. Image 3/3: Handle the battery with care to avoid damaging it.
  • Pry the battery from the base using the nylon spudger and move it away from the motherboard.

  • Handle the battery with care to avoid damaging it.

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Image 1/3: See the following guide for instructions on how to solder. https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750 Image 2/3: Use caution when operating the soldering iron. Image 3/3: Use caution when operating the soldering iron.
  • De-solder the three contact points and remove the battery.

  • See the following guide for instructions on how to solder. How To Solder and Desolder Connections

  • Use caution when operating the soldering iron.

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Image 1/3: Only use a fingernail or nylon spudger to flip up the retaining flap. Using metal tools may damage delicate components. Image 2/3: Only use a fingernail or nylon spudger to flip up the retaining flap. Using metal tools may damage delicate components. Image 3/3: Only use a fingernail or nylon spudger to flip up the retaining flap. Using metal tools may damage delicate components.
  • Remove the two ZIF connectors attached to the motherboard by flipping up the black tabs before pulling the ribbon cable away.

  • Only use a fingernail or nylon spudger to flip up the retaining flap. Using metal tools may damage delicate components.

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  • Use the nut driver and J00 bit to remove the three 4 mm screws.

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Image 1/3: Remove tape that is holding the speaker wires in place. Image 2/3: Lift up on the motherboard to release it from the tablet. Image 3/3: Lift up on the motherboard to release it from the tablet.
  • Peel back metal tape that is hiding the auxiliary port wires.

  • Remove tape that is holding the speaker wires in place.

  • Lift up on the motherboard to release it from the tablet.

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Image 1/1: De-solder the three contact points and remove the port.
  • Flip the motherboard over and locate the Micro USB port once the motherboard has been detached

  • De-solder the three contact points and remove the port.

  • See the following guide for instructions on how to solder. How To Solder and Desolder Connections

  • Use caution when operating the soldering iron.

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Conclusion

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

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