Introduction

How to disassemble and remove the motherboard for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 mobile development unit.

Parts

No parts required.

Locate your device. Flip device onto its back.
  • Locate your device.

  • Flip device onto its back.

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Remove the tablet's back cover.
  • Remove the tablet's back cover.

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Locate the battery and remove it.
  • Locate the battery and remove it.

  • If you wish to replace the battery you can do so here.

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Use the Phillips PH1 screwdriver to unscrew the five 4x2.5mm screws that hold the back cover. Use the Phillips PH1 screwdriver to unscrew the five 4x2.5mm screws that hold the back cover.
  • Use the Phillips PH1 screwdriver to unscrew the five 4x2.5mm screws that hold the back cover.

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Pop out the back cover.
  • Pop out the back cover.

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Start by disconnecting the cables attached to the motherboard use the spudger to lift the connectors vertically off.  They should pop off with relative ease The last connector has a yellow tab. Pull up on the tab until the small metal catch lifts up. Then pull straight back to remove the connector from its socket.
  • Start by disconnecting the cables attached to the motherboard

  • use the spudger to lift the connectors vertically off. They should pop off with relative ease

  • The last connector has a yellow tab. Pull up on the tab until the small metal catch lifts up. Then pull straight back to remove the connector from its socket.

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Using the Phillips PH1, remove all 6 of the 3x2.5mm screws (circled in red) holding the motherboard in place.
  • Using the Phillips PH1, remove all 6 of the 3x2.5mm screws (circled in red) holding the motherboard in place.

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Using the spudger lift the motherboard out of the tablet frame.
  • Using the spudger lift the motherboard out of the tablet frame.

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Conclusion

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

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