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Introduction

A tablet that is unable to turn on is a sign that the battery needs to be replaced. Follow this guide to replace your tablet's battery

  1. Make sure the device is off to reduce the chance of an electrical shock. To turn off the device, press and hold the power button. Use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to unscrew the 4mm (5/32 in.) screws from the back cover of the tablet.
    • Make sure the device is off to reduce the chance of an electrical shock. To turn off the device, press and hold the power button.

    • Use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to unscrew the 4mm (5/32 in.) screws from the back cover of the tablet.

  2. Use a spudger to pry the back cover. Start from one edge of the back cover and slide across until the cover is lifted from the tablet body. Repeat for all edges. Use a spudger to pry the back cover. Start from one edge of the back cover and slide across until the cover is lifted from the tablet body. Repeat for all edges.
    • Use a spudger to pry the back cover. Start from one edge of the back cover and slide across until the cover is lifted from the tablet body. Repeat for all edges.

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  4. Open the tablet cover carefully and slowly lengthwise.
    • Open the tablet cover carefully and slowly lengthwise.

    • The keyboard wire ribbon and rear speaker wire should be intact and connected with the back cover.

    • Opening the tablet abruptly may tear or damage cover attachments.

  5. Use a spudger to flip up the flap of the ZIF connector that holds the keyboard wire ribbon. Remove the wire ribbon from clamp.
    • Use a spudger to flip up the flap of the ZIF connector that holds the keyboard wire ribbon.

    • Remove the wire ribbon from clamp.

  6. Use a soldering iron to melt the solder then remove the red and black wire from the motherboard. Use a soldering iron to melt the solder then remove the red and black wire from the motherboard.
    • Use a soldering iron to melt the solder then remove the red and black wire from the motherboard.

  7. Use a  spudger to pry and slide underneath the battery to unstick it from the LCD metal plate. It may take a good amount of force to remove.
    • Use a spudger to pry and slide underneath the battery to unstick it from the LCD metal plate. It may take a good amount of force to remove.

    • Try to decrease battery deformation by using a spudger rather than prying with your hands.

    • Do not let battery fall back on adhesive, it will stick back onto the LCD metal plate.

    • Be careful to not puncture the battery. The battery may ignite or explode.

Conclusion

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

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If the battery is bad and the device is plugged in, should it power up or does the battery need to be in good order to power on? Pressing the power button produces a icon outline of a battery with a triangle and asterisk inside it.

John - Reply

My tablet is doing a strange thing. I powers up then initializes and when it gets to where it says voyager it just stays there indefinately. Occasionally it will complete initalizing then will work for a while then go back to voyager and not work. Is there anything I can do to fix it?

Gerald Couvillion - Reply

Here is a replacement battery for the RCA RCT6203W46 for those looking:

Battery for RCA RCT6203W46 Tablet

It includes all of the necessary installation tools (No Soldering Iron) and it has a 1 year replacement warranty!

Mike - Reply

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