Introduction

This guide will take you through the step-by-step process of removing and replacing the motherboard of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0.

Start out by separating the screen from the back cover using the larger plastic opening tool to pry them apart. Start out by separating the screen from the back cover using the larger plastic opening tool to pry them apart.
  • Start out by separating the screen from the back cover using the larger plastic opening tool to pry them apart.

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Once every part of the screen is separated from the back cover, you should be able to fully remove it with your hands. Once every part of the screen is separated from the back cover, you should be able to fully remove it with your hands.
  • Once every part of the screen is separated from the back cover, you should be able to fully remove it with your hands.

Peter how do I know which charging port I need thank you I don't know how else to reach you Tom Patrick mlc@earthlink.net all small case and no spaces thank you

Tom Patrick - Reply

To remove the battery you must use something small, such as tweezers, to disconnect the battery from its port. Note: the connection lifts up to remove
  • To remove the battery you must use something small, such as tweezers, to disconnect the battery from its port.

  • Note: the connection lifts up to remove

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After the battery is disconnected you may use your hands to pull out the battery. It may be a little difficult because there is adhesive on the backside of the battery.
  • After the battery is disconnected you may use your hands to pull out the battery. It may be a little difficult because there is adhesive on the backside of the battery.

You don't have to, just be careful with battery connector.

Kyoko Hori - Reply

You have to be very careful with the battery connector. On mine, the plug was difficult to remove from the base and I ended up breaking the connections between the base and the circuit board. Maybe use the pry tool to hold the base down while easing out the plug.

Hugh Morrison - Reply

I just did the same thing Hugh...does that mean my tablet is trashed? Can it be repaired?

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Disconnect the relays attached to the motherboard. Disconnect the relays attached to the motherboard. Disconnect the relays attached to the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the relays attached to the motherboard.

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Unscrew the 2.9mm screws from the speakers using a Phillips head #000 screwdriver,  then lift the speakers from the device. Unscrew the 2.9mm screws from the speakers using a Phillips head #000 screwdriver,  then lift the speakers from the device. Unscrew the 2.9mm screws from the speakers using a Phillips head #000 screwdriver,  then lift the speakers from the device.
  • Unscrew the 2.9mm screws from the speakers using a Phillips head #000 screwdriver, then lift the speakers from the device.

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Using a plastic remover tool, carefully unseat each of the electric leads plugged into the board. Using a plastic remover tool, carefully unseat each of the electric leads plugged into the board.
  • Using a plastic remover tool, carefully unseat each of the electric leads plugged into the board.

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Unscrew the 2.9mm Phillips #000 screw above the battery, and the three 2.9mm Phillips #000 screws to the right of the battery. Unscrew the 2.9mm Phillips #000 screw above the battery, and the three 2.9mm Phillips #000 screws to the right of the battery. Unscrew the 2.9mm Phillips #000 screw above the battery, and the three 2.9mm Phillips #000 screws to the right of the battery.
  • Unscrew the 2.9mm Phillips #000 screw above the battery, and the three 2.9mm Phillips #000 screws to the right of the battery.

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Carefully lift the board from the device. Carefully lift the board from the device.
  • Carefully lift the board from the device.

remove camera mentioned in step 7 before doing this

as well as disconnecting the 3 connectors at the bottom n vm

also note that the top left black square comes out with the motherboard

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Conclusion

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

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Be sure to include screw lengths to the nearest mm on all repair guides.

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