Introduction

All electrical components of the ProntoTec Axius tablet are connected to the motherboard. Water damage, dropping, and any other physical damage can cause the motherboard to short or malfunction; rendering the device unusable. This guide will highlight how to disconnect the motherboard from the other components of the device for replacement.

Make sure the device is completely turned off before you begging taking it apart to avoid electrocution risks.
  • Make sure the device is completely turned off before you begging taking it apart to avoid electrocution risks.

  • Place the tablet face-up on a flat table.

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Starting near the headphone port, fit the flat end of the spudger in between the screen and back case.
  • Starting near the headphone port, fit the flat end of the spudger in between the screen and back case.

  • Pry the back case from the screen around each point on the device to release the clips securing the case halves to each other.

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Gently remove the back case of the device and lay it in a flat surface as shown in the photo.
  • Gently remove the back case of the device and lay it in a flat surface as shown in the photo.

  • Make sure not to sever the wires (red and black) connected to the speaker that is located in the back case.

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Remove only the yellow tape that touches the motherboard Be careful not to cut or damage the wires (red and black) that connect the battery to the motherboard.
  • Remove only the yellow tape that touches the motherboard

  • Be careful not to cut or damage the wires (red and black) that connect the battery to the motherboard.

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Use a Phillips screwdriver (PH00) to unscrew the two screws that connects the motherboard to the device Be careful not to cut or damage the wires (red and black) that connect the motherboard to the battery. Be careful not to cut or damage the wires (red and black) that connect the motherboard to the battery.
  • Use a Phillips screwdriver (PH00) to unscrew the two screws that connects the motherboard to the device

  • Be careful not to cut or damage the wires (red and black) that connect the motherboard to the battery.

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Using a soldering iron, desolder the contact points of the speaker, battery and screen on the motherboard If soldering is new to you, check out this helpful guide on soldering and desoldering connections.
  • Using a soldering iron, desolder the contact points of the speaker, battery and screen on the motherboard

    • If soldering is new to you, check out this helpful guide on soldering and desoldering connections.

  • Use pliers to pull the wire from the board

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Using the spudger, disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the camera to the motherboard Using the spudger, disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the camera to the motherboard
  • Using the spudger, disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the camera to the motherboard

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Using the spudger, push the black tabs towards the ribbon cable to unlock the ribbon cables that connect the screen to the motherboard. Gently pull and remove the ribbon cables from the motherboard Gently pull and remove the ribbon cables from the motherboard
  • Using the spudger, push the black tabs towards the ribbon cable to unlock the ribbon cables that connect the screen to the motherboard.

  • Gently pull and remove the ribbon cables from the motherboard

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Using the flat side of the spudger, lift up the mother board to disconnect from the screen. Using the flat side of the spudger, lift up the mother board to disconnect from the screen.
  • Using the flat side of the spudger, lift up the mother board to disconnect from the screen.

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Conclusion

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

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