Introduction

The motherboard is the control center for the tablet and is one of the most crucial components. Unfortunately there are only a few components that you can replace on it. If your charge port or headphone jack are compromised, it will be necessary to replace the whole motherboard.

Starting from any corner of the tablet, carefully insert the plastic pry tool into the gap between the chrome frame and black back panel. Now slide the pry tool around the  tablet to release the plastic locking clips. Now slide the pry tool around the  tablet to release the plastic locking clips.
  • Starting from any corner of the tablet, carefully insert the plastic pry tool into the gap between the chrome frame and black back panel.

  • Now slide the pry tool around the tablet to release the plastic locking clips.

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Carefully separate the rear case from the front panel assembly .
  • Carefully separate the rear case from the front panel assembly .

  • At this point, you will be able to complete any component replacements necessary.

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To begin the replacement of the motherboard, identify the wire strip connections that must be removed.
  • To begin the replacement of the motherboard, identify the wire strip connections that must be removed.

  • These connections can be removed using tweezers.

  • These chip connections can be released using the plastic opening tool.

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Do not bend the wire strips at the tips as they may become permanently deformed. Using the bent tweezers, carefully grasp wire strips and pull away from the connectors.
  • Do not bend the wire strips at the tips as they may become permanently deformed.

  • Using the bent tweezers, carefully grasp wire strips and pull away from the connectors.

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For the chip connections, simply use the plastic opening tool to gently pry and separate the connection. For the chip connections, simply use the plastic opening tool to gently pry and separate the connection.
  • For the chip connections, simply use the plastic opening tool to gently pry and separate the connection.

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Now you will need your phillips head screwdriver to remove the remaining 5 x 1.2 mm PH000 screws. And don't forget "righty tighty, lefty loosey" And don't forget "righty tighty, lefty loosey"
  • Now you will need your phillips head screwdriver to remove the remaining 5 x 1.2 mm PH000 screws.

  • And don't forget "righty tighty, lefty loosey"

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The final step of removing the motherboard should be done with extreme care as to not damage the board itself. Gently grab both ends of the motherboard and rotate it towards you. It should release easily from the case.
  • The final step of removing the motherboard should be done with extreme care as to not damage the board itself.

  • Gently grab both ends of the motherboard and rotate it towards you. It should release easily from the case.

  • Now you've successfully removed the motherboard!

Use caution taking the board out as it does have some tabs that may hold it in place

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Conclusion

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

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I would like to change my tab 4 motherboard as ic heated so what is the price of new board

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Do the replacement motherboards sold on ifixit come with the operating system installed or do you have to install a new operating system once you replace the motherboard?

Erich Reichard - Reply

Good instructions but not complete. My replacement motherboard was delivered without the cameras. I had to remove the cameras from the old motherboard and install them in the new motherboard. Then install the new motherboard.

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