Introduction

How to access and replace the motherboard. Note that items such as the charging port, sleep button and SD card reader are built on to the motherboard.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Start by turning the tablet over with the screen down. The carefully use a plastic opening tool to pry the cover off. Start from the corner opposite the hibernate button.

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  • Pick up the magnets from the bottom edge of the tablet next to the keyboard connection and put them in a place that they will not get lost. Then carefully remove all 4 strips of electrical tape.

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  • Using a small plastic opening tool; genteelly pull the connection off of the motherboard.

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  • Remove silver protective sticker and set to the side.

  • Ensure all ribbon cables and other connectors are disconnected from mother board.

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  • There are 4 small screws connecting the motherboard to the frame of the device. Take a PH00 bit screw driver to remove these screws.

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  • Gently and carefully lift motherboard strait up from frame.

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Conclusion

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

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