The battery of the Nvidia Shield Tablet has been the source of many malfunctioning devices. In fact, the battery has required a recall from Nvidia because of overheating issues. A recall will simply deliver a new tablet to your door; however, if you follow our guide, you can replace your overheated or bad battery right at home.

  1. First, remove the stylus from your tablet.
    • First, remove the stylus from your tablet.

  2. Set the tablet so the buttons, microSD, and stylus port are facing you.
    • Set the tablet so the buttons, microSD, and stylus port are facing you.

    • Open the microSD slot.

    • Using the flat end of the spudger tool, carefully pry open the case starting from the microSD slot, slowly sliding the spudger along the inside edge of the case.

    • You may want to put on your anti-static wrist strap at this point as the motherboard will be vulnerable to physical touch and electrostatic shock after the casing is removed.

    • As you remove your case, be aware of small clips along the edges.

    • Finally, set the old casing aside.

    • Make sure to rotate your tablet so the large silver battery is closest to you.

    • Using the large plastic opening tool, slowly remove the tape surrounding the battery.

    • When removing the battery, be sure to use your anti-static wrist strap.

    • Wedge the large plastic opening tool under the battery.

    • Slowly continue lifting the battery using the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the battery until the battery is completely separated from the tablet.

    • Desolder the four battery wires (red, black, green, and white) from the motherboard.

      • Make sure to note which wire goes where, you don't want to re-solder the wires backwards!

    • The battery should now come free from the device.


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

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Where do I get or buy the battery in the first time? NVIDIA send it to my place in Brasil?

The seller here doesn't even care about my issue, he told me to contact NVIDIA to solve this problem.

Wilson - Reply

Ok some info for you guys, I already swapped my battery with one from aliexpress.

You don't need to unsolder the loading pcb from the tablet's pcb (black, red, green and white) BECAUSE, you need that very same loading board or otherwise it will only boot up to shutdown immediately.

INSTEAD, remove the black fabric where those wires go into the battery, then unsolder the cell itself from the loading board.

Now check your battery if it came with a loading board, if it came with one, remove that one, you only need the pure cell.

Next step, solder 2 wires where the metal tabs of the battery cell were soldered formerly and connect those 2 wires to the metal tabs of your new cell. (watch out and match the polarity correctly!!!!!)

Before reassembling the tablet, connect your usb charger to the tablet and let it load for 30 sec to one minute.

This resets the IC on the loading board and you can boot up afterwards.

The loading board has a serial number IC onboard, that's why others don't work right out of the box.

TarAnTani - Reply

What is the model of the battery that you took ?

Tony 06 -

Hey thanks so much for this info! I am about to purchase one of these from a friend with the intention to replace the battery. I'd really like to know if following your replacement instructions ends up giving your battery on the nvidia shield the label B01? The Y01 is the subject of the recall which causes so much conflict in these.

Addiontally I've been told that the tablets that were recalled will be force updated to brick to stop any future conflict. Does anyone have any update on this? I'm very much interested in knowing this info before investing in the tablet and the replacement battery. I have the skill, because this is what I do for a living.. but I'm really in need of more info!

Thanks again!

QuikTroniks -

Quel est le model de la batterie Aliexpress ?

Tony 06 -

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