Introduction

Use this guide to replace the midframe of your Nook Tablet. This guide is also a prerequisite for accessing or replacing most of the Nook's internal components.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Flip the Nook over.
    • Flip the Nook over.

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  2. Lift the flap that reads "Nook" to reveal the tape that is underneath. Remove the memory card if one is present.
    • Lift the flap that reads "Nook" to reveal the tape that is underneath. Remove the memory card if one is present.

    • Remove the tape covering the round holes to reveal two T5 Torx screws.

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

    Remove stickers covering T5 screws and remove screws

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

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    • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the front panel and the rear assembly.

      • Though these photos show a screwdriver, use a spudger or plastic opening tool in order to prevent damage to the device.

    • Use a spudger to lift the the back panel from the rest of the Nook.

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    • Slide the spudger around the edges of the Nook to loosen the back panel.

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    • Pull the back panel off the Nook.

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    • Remove the ten T5 screws from around the edges of the silver midframe.

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    • Using a spudger or plastic opening tool, carefully pry the screen bezel away from the silver midframe.

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    • Lift up the foam pad at the corner of the battery to reveal the battery connector.

    • Use a spudger or plastic opening tool to disconnect the battery cable from the motherboard.

      • These photos show a screwdriver, but we recommend using a nonconductive tool like a spudger to prevent a potential short.

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    • Lift up the foam that covers the power connector and volume connector.

    • Disconnect the power and volume cables from their sockets on the motherboard.

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    • Carefully lift the silver midframe away from the motherboard and display assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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