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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.

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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.

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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.

Be carefull with the power button cable. Don’t insert the plastic tool in this zone

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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.

The left two connectors flip up from the cable side. The right connector flips up from opposite the cable.

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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.

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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.

When reassembling reconnect the data ribbon cables first, then connect the battery connection last so that you’re not plugging in data lines while powered. Ideally you’d disconnect the battery first but that’s a bit hard with the design so you just have to try to ensure it’s switched off first.

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Remove one screw on the logic board with a PH00 screwdriver.
  • Remove one screw on the logic board with a PH00 screwdriver.

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Disconnect right speaker connector ribbon from logic board. Lift the speaker out by pulling up on its corner. Lift the speaker out by pulling up on its corner.
  • Disconnect right speaker connector ribbon from logic board.

  • Lift the speaker out by pulling up on its corner.

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Disconnect connectors around the perimeter of the motherboard. Disconnect connectors around the perimeter of the motherboard. Disconnect connectors around the perimeter of the motherboard.
  • Disconnect connectors around the perimeter of the motherboard.

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Remove motherboard by gently pulling upward under its corner. Remove motherboard by gently pulling upward under its corner.
  • Remove motherboard by gently pulling upward under its corner.

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Remove the three 2mm screws along the right side of the device using a PH00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the three 2mm screws along the right side of the device using a PH00 screwdriver.

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Unseat the small vibrator motor by gently applying upward pressure with a spudger. Unseat the small vibrator motor by gently applying upward pressure with a spudger.
  • Unseat the small vibrator motor by gently applying upward pressure with a spudger.

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Lift the assembly by gently applying upward pressure with the spudger on the assembly. Lift the assembly by gently applying upward pressure with the spudger on the assembly.
  • Lift the assembly by gently applying upward pressure with the spudger on the assembly.

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Gently pull battery-audio jack-USB assembly upward, detaching it from its adhesive. Gently pull battery-audio jack-USB assembly upward, detaching it from its adhesive.
  • Gently pull battery-audio jack-USB assembly upward, detaching it from its adhesive.

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Conclusion

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

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