Nook Tablet Battery Replacement

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  • Author: Holly Lowe
  • Time required: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This guide will show you how to remove and replace the battery.

Edit Step 1 Back Cover  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Back Cover  ¶ 

  • Turn the Nook over so that the screen is face down on the table.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Go to the bottom right corner of the Nook and lift up the flap revealing what is underneath. Remove the memory card if one is present

  • Remove the tape over the round holes which will reveal two T5 Torx screws.

  • Remove the two T5 Torx screws securing the back cover.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Take a spudger and wedge it between the front panel and the rear assembly.

  • You can also use a flat-head screwdriver, but the risk of scratching or damaging your nook is greatly increased.

  • Gently lever the wedge until the back panel begins to separate from the rest of the nook.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Once it starts to come loose, slide your tool around the edges of the nook so that it begins to pop off at all points.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • At this point, you can now just pull it off. You have now officially removed the back part of the nook tablet.

Edit Step 6 Remove the Screws  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6 Remove the Screws  ¶ 

  • Using a T5 screwdriver, unscrew the 10 screws around the edges of the silver backing of the nook

Edit Step 7 Remove the Front Case  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7 Remove the Front Case  ¶ 

  • Using a small flathead screwdriver or plastic opening tool carefully pry the front casing apart from the exposed silver backing.

Edit Step 8 Detach the Battery from the Motherboard  ¶ 

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Edit Step 8 Detach the Battery from the Motherboard  ¶ 

  • Locate the foam pad pictured (on the left side of the battery when the carabiner is in the bottom right corner).

  • Gently lift up the foam pad

  • Insert the screwdriver or prying tool and apply minimal pressure to detach the cord connector from the motherboard

  • Repeat to detach power connector and volume connector. (under the other two foam pads)

Edit Step 9 Remove Motherboard from Metal Backing  ¶ 

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Edit Step 9 Remove Motherboard from Metal Backing  ¶ 

  • After detaching the cords the mother board should be loose

  • Using your hands lightly pull the motherboard away from the metal backing

Edit Step 10 Taking Out the Battery  ¶ 

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Edit Step 10 Taking Out the Battery  ¶ 

  • Set aside the motherboard and focus on the metal backing containing the battery.

  • It is not necessary to remove the battery to replace the display. Move on to Step 6.

  • Use the screwdriver or plastic prying tool around the edges of the battery to pry it from its slot in the metal backing.

  • The first time the battery is removed it may be held down with adhesive. Do not panic if it feels like you are prying too hard just apply some force until it is no longer stuck.

  • Pick up the battery and remove it making sure to free the cords in the upper left hand corner by sliding it out rather than lifting it.

Edit Step 11 Notes for Reassembly  ¶ 

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Edit Step 11 Notes for Reassembly  ¶ 

  • When replacing the motherboard make sure that the speaker assembly component (small rectangular piece) is in place. It is not attached and needs to be properly aligned.

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

For more information, check out the Nook Tablet device page.

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Comments Comments are onturn off

Remove stickers covering T5 screws and remove screws

badbyz, · Reply

Also, remove the mini SD card first or you may break it taking the back off.

54pontiac, · Reply

The front cover does not separate easily, it is easier to skip this step

badbyz, · Reply

there are three connection to the motherboard, each with a small foam pad.

one for the power switch, one for the volume and the power connection shown.

co99p, · Reply

The connectors (power, buttons) lift straight away from the motherboard. I had a few bad moments trying to slide the connectors along the board (straight away from the on-board connectors).

John, · Reply

It is not necessary to remove the battery for screen replacement

badbyz, · Reply

Great instructions but where do I get a new screen from?

rightfootscorer,

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