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Introduction

Replacement guide for the micro USB charging port on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 android tablet.

The battery only needs to be disconnected—skip steps 3, 5, and 6.

  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Micro USB Port Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Micro USB Port Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the wedge of the nylon spudger and slide it between the front and back panels until the back comes off.

  2. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Micro USB Port Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Peel off the green tape that covers the connectors for the three black strips.

    • Use the tip of a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flaps.

  3. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Micro USB Port Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four 3.2mm screws.

  4. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Micro USB Port Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Detach the red, blue, and black cables by prying up on the white connector from the motherboard.

    • If using fingers instead, pull evenly on the full width of the cable so the wires are not overly strained.

    • If you pull too hard you can damage the connector on the circuit board. Use a spudger or tweezers to push down on the black connector on the board while gently prying the battery connector loose. The connector breaks VERY easily.

  5. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Micro USB Port Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Use the nylon spudger to remove the battery by prying up on the edges.

  6. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Micro USB Port Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Once the battery is loose, lift it out of the device.

  7. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Micro USB Port Replacement, Micro USB Port: step 7, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Micro USB Port Replacement, Micro USB Port: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 2.7mm Phillips #00 screws from the micro USB port.

    • Remove the micro USB retaining bracket.

  8. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Micro USB Port Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Micro USB Port Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the micro USB port.

    • Remove the micro USB port.

Conclusion

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

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Blake Klein

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Thank you so much for simplifying this guide for us novices. I have tried watching two videos where they assume I already have some Samsung repair knowledge. I feel confident I will be able to get the tablet up and charging in no time.

Stacie Harper - Reply

There is no need to remove the battery, only detach the power connector, cheers!

Bartosz Kaczynski - Reply

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