Introduction

If you don't have the heating pad available, to either use a heat gun or a hair dryer with a high heat setting.

Image 1/3: Now slide the pry tool around the  tablet to release the plastic locking clips. Image 2/3: Now slide the pry tool around the  tablet to release the plastic locking clips. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: At this point, you will be able to complete any component replacements necessary.
  • 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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Image 1/1: These connections can be removed using tweezers.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Using the bent tweezers, carefully grasp wire strips and pull away from the connectors. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/3: And don't forget "righty tighty, lefty loosey" Image 2/3: And don't forget "righty tighty, lefty loosey" Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Gently grab both ends of the motherboard and rotate it towards you. It should release easily from the case. Image 2/2: Now you've successfully removed the motherboard!
  • 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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  • Use tweezers to disconnect the wire from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Using a spudger, work the tool under the battery. Image 2/3: The battery connected to the case with adhesive. Therefore, you will have to apply a bit of pressure wit the metal spudger. Image 3/3: Once you have worked the tool under the battery on both sides as shown, it should lift right off of the case.
  • You do not need to remove the motherboard in order to remove the battery as the photos may indicate.

  • Using a spudger, work the tool under the battery.

    • The battery connected to the case with adhesive. Therefore, you will have to apply a bit of pressure wit the metal spudger.

  • Once you have worked the tool under the battery on both sides as shown, it should lift right off of the case.

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Image 1/2: You may have to reheat the heating pad once or twice to get enough heat onto the screen. Image 2/2: If using a heat gun, do not hold the heat in one spot for more than a few seconds. Instead, run the heat along the outer edge of the screen with a brushing motion.
  • Before you can remove the screen, you must first heat the surface evenly to loosen the adhesive.

  • You may have to reheat the heating pad once or twice to get enough heat onto the screen.

  • If using a heat gun, do not hold the heat in one spot for more than a few seconds. Instead, run the heat along the outer edge of the screen with a brushing motion.

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Image 1/3: Now, slowly pry your way around the frame while slowly loosening the screen away from the frame. Image 2/3: Now, slowly pry your way around the frame while slowly loosening the screen away from the frame. Image 3/3: Now, slowly pry your way around the frame while slowly loosening the screen away from the frame.
  • Using a spudger, carefully insert the fine metal tip in between the glass and the chrome edge of the tablet.

  • Now, slowly pry your way around the frame while slowly loosening the screen away from the frame.

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Image 1/3: The screen may need a little more force to separate at the top end of the tablet. Image 2/3: Now the hardest part is done! Image 3/3: Now the hardest part is done!
  • Once you've loosened the screen from the tablet, be sure to feed the chip connection through its designated slot as indicated by the second photo.

  • The screen may need a little more force to separate at the top end of the tablet.

  • Now the hardest part is done!

This was rather easy. I have been trying to find a place where install/repair guides are accurate and reliable. Thanks iFixIt. Thanks to you, "I FiXED it"!

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Can you also include how to replace the LCD screen under the digitizer? Thanks.

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do I have to remove the mother board to replace the digitizer?

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Conclusion

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

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Where is the microfuse located?

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Do you have to remove the battery to replace the screen?

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