Introduction

This replacement guide will show you how to replace the battery in your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite. In doing so, you will need to follow some specific instructions as to not damage any of the tiny ZIF (zero insertion force) connectors. Please follow all instructions carefully.

Image 1/3: Rock the tool by moving it towards and away from the middle of the screen, trying to separate the tape holding the screen and case together. Image 2/3: This is a long process, so don't try and rush it. Also, be careful about applying pressure. Image 3/3: This is a long process, so don't try and rush it. Also, be careful about applying pressure.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, wedge in the seam between the screen and the case.

  • Rock the tool by moving it towards and away from the middle of the screen, trying to separate the tape holding the screen and case together.

  • This is a long process, so don't try and rush it. Also, be careful about applying pressure.

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  • After separating the tape holding the screen and case together, slowly start taking the screen off the case from the opposite side of the side with the buttons

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Image 1/3: Use the plastic opening tool to gently lift the black ZIF connector shown within the red circle. It should just pop out with relative ease. Image 2/3: Use the precision tweezers and gently pull out the black cable out of its slot. Image 3/3: Use the precision tweezers and gently pull out the black cable out of its slot.
  • Locate the ZIF ( zero insertion force) connector highlighted by the red circle, as shown in the provided picture.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to gently lift the black ZIF connector shown within the red circle. It should just pop out with relative ease.

  • Use the precision tweezers and gently pull out the black cable out of its slot.

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Image 1/2: Now gently pull out the yellowish orange ribbon cable, similar to how you did in Step 1. Image 2/2: Now gently pull out the yellowish orange ribbon cable, similar to how you did in Step 1.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to gently lift black flap shown within the red circle. It should just pop out with relative ease.

  • Now gently pull out the yellowish orange ribbon cable, similar to how you did in Step 1.

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Image 1/3: Grab the battery and lift it up. Image 2/3: It should come off with no extra effort, since both the black and yellowish orange cables have been pulled out. Image 3/3: It should come off with no extra effort, since both the black and yellowish orange cables have been pulled out.
  • Use the plastic opening tool and gently pry out the battery from the left-hand side.

  • Grab the battery and lift it up.

  • It should come off with no extra effort, since both the black and yellowish orange cables have been pulled out.

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Conclusion

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

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