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Replace a dead or failing battery in your Nexus 10 by completing the following guide. The battery should also be removed as a safety precaution before performing any other repairs on this device.

  1. Using a plastic opening tool, remove the thin plastic cover from back of the tablet by prying up from its small tab. Using a plastic opening tool, remove the thin plastic cover from back of the tablet by prying up from its small tab. Using a plastic opening tool, remove the thin plastic cover from back of the tablet by prying up from its small tab.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, remove the thin plastic cover from back of the tablet by prying up from its small tab.

  2. Remove the five 2mm screws on  the back of the device using a PH00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the five 2mm screws on the back of the device using a PH00 screwdriver.

  3. Pry the device apart by inserting a plastic opening tool in the seam between the plastic backing and display assembly. Use the tool to unclip the plastic tabs in between the backing and the display. Pull the the plastic backing off the display assembly using your hands. Do not do this step with only your hands. You will require a significant amount of force to separate the device.
    • Pry the device apart by inserting a plastic opening tool in the seam between the plastic backing and display assembly. Use the tool to unclip the plastic tabs in between the backing and the display.

    • Pull the the plastic backing off the display assembly using your hands.

    • Do not do this step with only your hands. You will require a significant amount of force to separate the device.

  4. Detach the three connector ribbons passing over the battery using the plastic opening tool. Detach the three connector ribbons passing over the battery using the plastic opening tool. Detach the three connector ribbons passing over the battery using the plastic opening tool.
    • Detach the three connector ribbons passing over the battery using the plastic opening tool.

  5. Remove the twelve 2mm screws around the perimeter of the battery with a PH00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the twelve 2mm screws around the perimeter of the battery with a PH00 screwdriver.

  6. Disconnect the battery by lifting it upward and pulling it away from the connector. Disconnect the battery by lifting it upward and pulling it away from the connector.
    • Disconnect the battery by lifting it upward and pulling it away from the connector.

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