Introduction

We will replace the battery in this guide. Make sure to see the section on the disassembly of the white backing and silver siding before you begin to repair.

To begin working on your repair, turn your device over and open the micro SD slot, as shown in the first picture. Using the flat part of the spudger, begin pushing it between the white backing and the SD slot. Continue to pry off the white backing until you hear several clicks and see the white backing lift up, as shown in the second picture. Continue to pry off the white backing around the device, as shown in the third picture.
  • To begin working on your repair, turn your device over and open the micro SD slot, as shown in the first picture.

  • Using the flat part of the spudger, begin pushing it between the white backing and the SD slot. Continue to pry off the white backing until you hear several clicks and see the white backing lift up, as shown in the second picture.

  • Continue to pry off the white backing around the device, as shown in the third picture.

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Once the backing has been pried off all around the device, remove the white backing.
  • Once the backing has been pried off all around the device, remove the white backing.

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To remove the silver siding, begin by pushing the spudger between the frame and the screen, as shown in the first picture. Do this until you see the silver siding begin to lift up. Continue doing this around the edges of the device, as shown in the second picture. Once you silver siding is loose all around the device, remove it carefully with your hand as shown in the third picture.
  • To remove the silver siding, begin by pushing the spudger between the frame and the screen, as shown in the first picture.

  • Do this until you see the silver siding begin to lift up. Continue doing this around the edges of the device, as shown in the second picture.

  • Once you silver siding is loose all around the device, remove it carefully with your hand as shown in the third picture.

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Begin by removing the four designated 1.33x2.00 mm Phillips screws with the screwdriver, as shown in the first picture. Once the screws are removed, use a pair of tweezers or the spudger to remove the battery connector. Pull the battery connector up as shown in the second picture.
  • Begin by removing the four designated 1.33x2.00 mm Phillips screws with the screwdriver, as shown in the first picture.

  • Once the screws are removed, use a pair of tweezers or the spudger to remove the battery connector.

  • Pull the battery connector up as shown in the second picture.

  • Once the battery connector is removed, you can remove the battery using the spudger as shown in the third picture.

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Conclusion

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

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Thanks for this guide. It was really helpful. I did not need to remove the silver siding to replace the battery. Is this step optional?

Mark

mrbaker1917 - Reply

I am glad this was useful mrbaker1917!! Yes, removing the silver sliding is optional but useful if you are trying to replace anything else on your tablet.

Andrea Flores - Reply

Good job Andrea!

AT&T told us to buy a new tablet; couldn't get batteries anymore. Usual no-nothing big box store employees selling on commission.......sheeesh!

You're the hero today!

Rock

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