In this guide, you will learn how to remove the back panel for either replacement or to get to other components in your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Place the bottom of the tablet towards you.
  • Place the bottom of the tablet towards you.

  • Remove the two 4.1 mm screws near the charge port with a Tri-Wing screwdriver.

    • On model GT-P7500, this step is omitted, as that model doesn't have these 2 screws.

Access denied! The screws near the port are covered by buttons. I wedged a pointed screw and hammered "gently" until they popped out. Problem solved!

Daniella - Reply

My model doesn't have any screws!

Barry - Reply

What can I do if my model DOESN'T HAVE ANY SCREWS? It has a loose LCD cable so SOME of my colours are all mixed up. This is really frustrating so please help

Janine Coetzee - Reply

I have SG Tab Pro 10.1

There are no screws..... now what?

iloveto travel - Reply

Great instructions! Easy to follow.

skritzberger - Reply

My model has no screws.

Faith Odutola - Reply

My model has no screws and doesn't look like the one pictured here. It's a model SM-T580.

Elsa Kramer - Reply

Be careful removing the two screw plugs by the 30 pin connector. They are easy to scratch. I couldn’t get the plugs out with my tool kit and finally removed them with the point of an exacto knife.

Behind the two plugs are sticky pads that will need to be handled carefully and saved for reassembly.

If you order a tool kit online, be sure it has a Y1 tri-wing screwdriver. The one in my kit was not Y1 and would not remove the screws.

I had to order a new screwdriver.

George Tomlinson - Reply

I don't see any screws I have a galaxy tab 4

Tammylynn Gmarter - Reply

if your model doesn’t have these screws, it’s probably ok to just skip this step. at least that’s what i did on model gt-p7500, and that repair was successful (battery replacement). Janine, a friend asked me to fix his Tab where that had happened when he tried to replace the battery himself… i just took out the 3 big cables over the battery, and re-inserted them, and that fixed the problem. you should try that if you haven’t already..

divinity76 - Reply

Start in the middle of the left side and insert a plastic opening tool between the rear panel and the front panel assembly.
  • Start in the middle of the left side and insert a plastic opening tool between the rear panel and the front panel assembly.

  • Carefully run the plastic opening tool along the left and top edge to pry the rear panel away from the rest of the device.

  • Place opening picks along the side you have already pried open to keep the back panel detached from the rest of the device.

  • Be sure to work carefully, as prying too firmly can crack the screen.

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  • Using the plastic opening tools, continue to carefully run along the right and bottom edge, and then lift the screen from the back panel.

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

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Very interesting, but my note 10.1 does not have these two screws adjacent to the charge point as you describe. So mine is a bit different. There are no screws anywhere on the tablet. So how do I take the back off mine ??

James Tobin - Reply

It currently won’t start and I have read about a fix that requires the back to be removed.

James Tobin - Reply

What - How - Ware ? Yes I looked online for the parts, no I was not successful in finding the parts online. Can you tell me ware you found the parts for this project?

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