Introduction

As a laptop battery ages, it will gradually lose the ability to hold a charge and die more quickly. This guide will show you how to replace your battery and bring life back to your laptop.

Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

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6 cm [2 in] away from the first plastic opening tool, insert a second plastic opening tool between the back cover and the screen.
  • 6 cm [2 in] away from the first plastic opening tool, insert a second plastic opening tool between the back cover and the screen.

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Slide the second plastic opening tool along the edge of the device to separate the back cover from the screen.
  • Slide the second plastic opening tool along the edge of the device to separate the back cover from the screen.

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Use your hands to open the back cover.
  • Use your hands to open the back cover.

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Use tweezers to peel up the green tape located on top of the two flexible ribbon cables. Use tweezers to peel up the green tape located on top of the two flexible ribbon cables. Use tweezers to peel up the green tape located on top of the two flexible ribbon cables.
  • Use tweezers to peel up the green tape located on top of the two flexible ribbon cables.

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Insert a spudger under the orange tab. Gently pry up the tab to disconnect the black flexible ribbon cable from the motherboard.
  • Insert a spudger under the orange tab.

    • Gently pry up the tab to disconnect the black flexible ribbon cable from the motherboard.

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Carefully pull out the yellow flexible ribbon cable to disconnect it from the motherboard. Carefully pull out the yellow flexible ribbon cable to disconnect it from the motherboard. Carefully pull out the yellow flexible ribbon cable to disconnect it from the motherboard.
  • Carefully pull out the yellow flexible ribbon cable to disconnect it from the motherboard.

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Insert the spudger under the red, black, and white cables. Pry up and detach the battery from the motherboard. Pry up and detach the battery from the motherboard.
  • Insert the spudger under the red, black, and white cables.

  • Pry up and detach the battery from the motherboard.

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Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the nine 1 mm screws located around the battery.
  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the nine 1 mm screws located around the battery.

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Use a spudger to lift up and separate the battery from its housing. Use a spudger to lift up and separate the battery from its housing. Use a spudger to lift up and separate the battery from its housing.
  • Use a spudger to lift up and separate the battery from its housing.

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Conclusion

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

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Step 8 Clearer to say:

Insert the spudger under the red, black, and white cables to pry up the battery connector and detach it and the battery from the motherboard.

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