Introduction

To complete this guide, you will need to disassemble your tablet and use a soldering iron to replace the battery. The battery is removed first in most cases, even if you are trying to remove other components.

Look towards the topside of the tablet, where the power button is located.
  • Look towards the topside of the tablet, where the power button is located.

  • Insert a plastic opening tool in the crack between the two parts of the case.

  • Move it gently back and forth to open the case.

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With the plastic opening tool in the opening between the two sides of the case, slide the tool along the tablet's border to separate the two sides completely. Be careful when you separate the two halves. Open the case from the opposite side of the camera, there is a cable connecting both halves of the case. Be careful when you separate the two halves. Open the case from the opposite side of the camera, there is a cable connecting both halves of the case.
  • With the plastic opening tool in the opening between the two sides of the case, slide the tool along the tablet's border to separate the two sides completely.

  • Be careful when you separate the two halves. Open the case from the opposite side of the camera, there is a cable connecting both halves of the case.

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Remove the tape holding the battery in place. Remove the tape holding the battery in place. Remove the tape holding the battery in place.
  • Remove the tape holding the battery in place.

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Insert the flat end of the spudger tool  in the crack beneath the battery. Move the spudger tool carefully side to side to remove the glue that is holding the battery in place. This is a soft battery, so a little bending is expected.
  • Insert the flat end of the spudger tool in the crack beneath the battery.

  • Move the spudger tool carefully side to side to remove the glue that is holding the battery in place.

  • This is a soft battery, so a little bending is expected.

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After the battery is unglued, locate the cables that connect it to the motherboard.
  • After the battery is unglued, locate the cables that connect it to the motherboard.

  • Annotate where each color goes to make the reassembly easier.

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Desolder the cables with a soldering iron and use a desoldering braid to remove the solder. Review the Ifixit soldering guide if you need help soldering.
  • Desolder the cables with a soldering iron and use a desoldering braid to remove the solder.

  • Review the Ifixit soldering guide if you need help soldering.

  • You can now remove the battery.

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Conclusion

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

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where do you find that battery? tried searching by the numbers on it and nothing

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