Introduction

Replace a faulty or broken USB daughterboard on your Nexus 9.

  1. With your fingers, carefully pry off the back plastic casing. Starting at the corners is usually the easiest.
    • With your fingers, carefully pry off the back plastic casing. Starting at the corners is usually the easiest.

    • The rear-facing camera seems to fit a little too snugly in its compartment on the rear case; so make sure that it stays connected to the motherboard.

  2. Disconnect the two ZIF connectors attached to the daughterboards.
    • Disconnect the two ZIF connectors attached to the daughterboards.

    • Gently pull on the ribbon cable to remove it.

    • Remove the two 3mm T5 Torx screws securing the metal USB port bracket.

    • Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to remove the bracket.

    • Unscrew the two 3mm T5 Torx screws securing the daughterboard to the device.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the vibrator cable. It will lift straight up from the daughterboard connector.

    • Use your fingers to lift the daughterboard upward and out of the device.

    • The daughterboard has an orange ribbon cable that is adhered to the device. Gently pull the ribbon up and remove the daughtboard.

    • Remove the single 3mm T5 Torx screw.

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the display ribbon cable ZIF connector.

    • Gently lift the USB daughterboard up from the device.

Conclusion

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

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