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

Image 1/2: Use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to unscrew the 4mm (5/32 in.) screws from the back cover of the tablet. Image 2/2: 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.

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  • 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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Image 1/1: The keyboard wire ribbon and rear speaker wire should be intact and connected with the back cover.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Remove the wire ribbon from clamp. Image 2/2: 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.

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

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Image 1/1: Try to decrease battery deformation by using a spudger rather than prying with your hands.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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