Introduction

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. 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. 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.
  • 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.

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

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Conclusion

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

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