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  • With a plastic opening tool, gently insert the prying end in between the glass digitizer and the silver frame from the front of the device.

I tried this with my Galaxy Tab A. I only wanted to remove the front and rear cameras.

wmcarroll13 - Reply

How hard do i need to push the plastic part? i tried it but i wont pop off.

Emil Klock - Reply

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  • Working slowly and carefully, move around the entirety of the face of the device. Small plastic clips should release, if not, apply gentle outwards pressure until you hear the clips popping off.

I used a dull knife blade and just slide it along the grove. You may have to slide the knife back and forth a couple of times but, the cover will unsnap.

wmcarroll13 - Reply

Image 1/3: Once the screws are removed, use either the tip of your screwdriver or a pair of tweezers to pull up the battery connector. Pull directly up and the connector should pop out. Image 2/3: Once the battery is removed, it should look as it does in the third picture. Image 3/3: Once the battery is removed, it should look as it does in the third picture.
  • To begin actual removal of the battery itself, remove the four designated screws with your screwdriver.

  • Once the screws are removed, use either the tip of your screwdriver or a pair of tweezers to pull up the battery connector. Pull directly up and the connector should pop out.

  • Once the battery is removed, it should look as it does in the third picture.

Gently lift the battery from the inside edge using the battery connector. The battery is hinged on the outside edge by two plastic protrusions which fit into the plastic frame where the battery is located.

markiratcliffe1 - Reply

Because I was only removing the cameras, I did not have to touch the battery. However on the motherboard; there are 4 screws up top you have to remove. Where your headphones plug in; gently pull up the connector away from the board. Tilt the motherboard up at a 45-60 degree angle. With a pair of tweezers, pull both cameras up (one at a time) while pulling side to side. The connectors will slide out. Then make sure the bottom of motherboard is slipped under small tabs then replace screws up top. Snap connector for earphones back into place.

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  • To finish battery replacement, place your new battery where the old battery was in your device, as shown in the picture.

Don't forget to insert the battery on the outside edge first, locating the plastic protrusions into the frame around the battery. Use the tip of your screwdriver to push down on the protrusions to locate them in the frame. Once the battery is located correctly, it should sit flush with the frame that surrounds it.

markiratcliffe1 - Reply

No explanation of how to separate the glass from the body in order to access the battery.

randyshelly - Reply

Its the 1st step, pry tool down between glass and edge, all the way round. It has pressure clips

robert.stevens89 - Reply

Image 1/3: To do this, use your spudger, tweezers, or a plastic opening tool and gently lift the connections up from their ports. Image 2/3: Once you separate all connections, the back of your device should look as it does in the third picture. Image 3/3: Once you separate all connections, the back of your device should look as it does in the third picture.
  • Begin replacement of the motherboard by releasing all connections holding down the motherboard, shown in the first picture.

  • To do this, use your spudger, tweezers, or a plastic opening tool and gently lift the connections up from their ports.

  • Once you separate all connections, the back of your device should look as it does in the third picture.

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Image 1/3: Once all screws have been removed, the motherboard can now be removed and replaced with a new one. Image 2/3: Once all screws have been removed, the motherboard can now be removed and replaced with a new one. Image 3/3: Once all screws have been removed, the motherboard can now be removed and replaced with a new one.
  • Once all connections have been released, begin removing the screws shown in the first two pictures.

  • Once all screws have been removed, the motherboard can now be removed and replaced with a new one.

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Image 1/3: Once the connection is released, remove the single screw holding down the speaker, shown in the second picture. Image 2/3: After removing the screw and releasing the connection, you should now be able to remove the right speaker and replace it with a new one. Image 3/3: After removing the screw and releasing the connection, you should now be able to remove the right speaker and replace it with a new one.
  • Release the right speaker's connection with either a spudger or tweezers as shown in the first picture. To do this, lift the wire directly up until the glued down wires come off.

  • Once the connection is released, remove the single screw holding down the speaker, shown in the second picture.

  • After removing the screw and releasing the connection, you should now be able to remove the right speaker and replace it with a new one.

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Image 1/2: Once the connection has been released, use your spudger or a plastic opening tool to lift the speaker up. Image 2/2: After completing this step, you can replace the left speaker with a new one.
  • There is no screw that needs to be removed for the left speaker. All that must be done is to release the connection as done similarly with the right speaker.

  • Once the connection has been released, use your spudger or a plastic opening tool to lift the speaker up.

  • After completing this step, you can replace the left speaker with a new one.

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Conclusion

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

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