Image 1/1: Remove the two 1.2mm x 3mm screws at the bottom of the tablet.
  • Begin the process by using a PH00 Phillips screw driver.

    • Remove the two 1.2mm x 3mm screws at the bottom of the tablet.

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Image 1/2: Do not remove the back case completely as tape has to be removed from the wires, and pulling the case apart can tear off the wires. Image 2/2: Do not remove the back case completely as tape has to be removed from the wires, and pulling the case apart can tear off the wires.
  • Use the iFixit plastic opening tool to pry open the back of the tablet.

    • Do not remove the back case completely as tape has to be removed from the wires, and pulling the case apart can tear off the wires.

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  • In order to unseat the motherboard, use the Phillips PH00 screw driver bit to remove the three 1.2mm x 3mm screws.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to rip or damage the tape or else new tape will have to be used for the new motherboard.
  • Once the motherboard is loose, remove the tape above the SD card slot using an iFixit opening pick.

    • Be careful not to rip or damage the tape or else new tape will have to be used for the new motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Avoid using too much force here or else the ribbon can be ripped.
  • Use the spudger to remove the ribbon.

    • Avoid using too much force here or else the ribbon can be ripped.

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  • Use the spudger in the top corner of the tablet and lift the camera up.

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  • Lift the tape over the wires that are holding them to the tablet insulation.

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Image 1/1: The wires must be soldered back on to the motherboard.
  • Pull out the motherboard and set it aside.

    • The wires must be soldered back on to the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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