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Injury may result if this procedure is not followed properly. Use caution and follow all warnings.
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Introduction

Handheld devices such as this tablet are very commonly dropped. Even dropping your device small heights can result in shattering or breaking the screen. This guide demonstrates how to remove other components inside the device to access the screen for removal and replacement.

Image 1/1: Place the tablet face-up on a flat table
  • Make sure the device is completely turned off before you begin taking it apart to avoid risk of electrocution.

  • Place the tablet face-up on a flat table

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Image 1/1: Pry the back case from the screen around each point on the device to release the clips securing the case halves to each other.
  • 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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Image 1/1: '''Make sure not to sever the wires (red and black) connected to the speaker that is located in the back case.'''
  • 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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Image 1/1: Be careful not to cut any wires that are under the tapes.
  • Remove all of the yellow tape that is on the device with the spudger.

  • Be careful not to cut any wires that are under the tapes.

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  • Use the flat end of the spudger to gently pry the battery from the back of the screen.

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Image 1/2: Detach all three ribbon cables from the clamps Image 2/2: Detach all three ribbon cables from the clamps
  • Use a spudger to lift all the ribbon cable clamps

  • Detach all three ribbon cables from the clamps

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  • Using a Phillips screwdriver (PH00), unscrew the motherboard from the device

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  • Use the flat end of the metal spudger to remove the battery from the back of the screen of the device.

  • Avoid using metal when prying off the battery. For serious prying power, try using the heavy-duty plastic spudger.

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  • Remove the orange tab from the back of the screen as shown in the picture

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  • Use the flat end of the metal spudger to unclip and remove the screen from the casing.

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Conclusion

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

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