Introduction

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

Image 1/1: Remove 2 Phillips head, 4.3 mm screws from the bottom side of the tablet with a PH00 screwdriver.
  • 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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Image 1/1: 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.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Remove the 5 yellow pieces of tape from the device. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Soldering tool will get hot. Image 2/2: 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.

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

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Image 1/3: Remove each ribbon from the ZIF connector port. Image 2/3: Remove each ribbon from the ZIF connector port. Image 3/3: 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.

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Conclusion

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

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