Introduction

This is the motherboard replacement guide. If you have found that there are issues with the motherboard, use this replacement guide

Make sure device is unplugged and turned off while working on the device.
  • Make sure device is unplugged and turned off while working on the device.

  • Remove 2 Phillips head, 4.3 mm screws from the bottom side of the tablet with a PH00 screwdriver.

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Use the plastic opening tools to pry the back of the tablet open.
  • Use the plastic opening tools to pry the back of the tablet open.

  • You may need to slide the tool along the sides of the device to get it to open. You might hear some popping noises, it is okay.

  • May be helpful if you start by the microSD slot.

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Remove the 3 black pieces of tape from the device. Remove the 5 yellow pieces of tape from the device.
  • Remove the 3 black pieces of tape from the device.

  • Remove the 5 yellow pieces of tape from the device.

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Use the soldering tool to remove the 3 wires from the mother board to the battery (black, red, gray). Soldering tool will get hot.
  • Use the soldering tool to remove the 3 wires from the mother board to the battery (black, red, gray).

  • Soldering tool will get hot.

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Remove the speaker wires from the motherboard with the soldering tool. Remove the speaker wires from the motherboard with the soldering tool.
  • Remove the speaker wires from the motherboard with the soldering tool.

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Remove 3 Phillips head, 4.3 mm screws from the bottom side of the tablet with a PH00 screwdriver.
  • Remove 3 Phillips head, 4.3 mm screws from the bottom side of the tablet with a PH00 screwdriver.

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Use the plastic opening tool to pop open all 3 ZIF connector tabs connected to the motherboard. Remove each ribbon from the ZIF connector port. Remove each ribbon from the ZIF connector port.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pop open all 3 ZIF connector tabs connected to the motherboard.

  • Remove each ribbon from the ZIF connector port.

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Lift the motherboard off the device taking care to pull the ports out of the casing.
  • Lift the motherboard off the device taking care to pull the ports out of the casing.

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Conclusion

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

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