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Replace the vibrator on your Nexus 9.

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.

Just removed the cover. On mine, there is a piece of double sided tape, 2"x1", bottom middle, sticking the back cover to the battery. The battery pack's black skin ripped as I pulled the cover off. I was able to peel the skin from the tape and reposition on the batteries. Don't think this black skin is nothing more then a way to print branding and other texts onto the batteries.

Sccoaire - Reply

Same here. Ridiculous!

rexograph143 -

I can confirm that the camera does fit very snugly into back cover.

Start by prying off the cover from the end opposite the camera. When you get near the camera lens, press the lens gently into the body as you continue to release the cover.

Graham Taylor - Reply

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the vibrator from the device.

My vibrator was held in place with tenacious double stick tap. I bent my tweezers; use a pointed knife instead.

Gregg Ferry - Reply

Conclusion

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

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