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

Insert the second plastic opening tool 6 cm [2 in] away from the first tool.
  • Insert the second plastic opening tool 6 cm [2 in] away from the first tool.

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.

Open the back cover with your hands.
  • Open the back cover with your hands.

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Using tweezers, peel away the green tape located on top of the two flexible ribbon cables. Using tweezers, peel away the green tape located on top of the two flexible ribbon cables. Using tweezers, peel away the green tape located on top of the two flexible ribbon cables.
  • Using tweezers, peel away the green tape located on top of the two flexible ribbon cables.

Insert a spudger under the orange tab. Pry open the tab to disconnect the black flexible ribbon cable from the motherboard.
  • Insert a spudger under the orange tab.

    • Pry open the tab to disconnect the black flexible ribbon cable from the motherboard.

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

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

Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the 9 screws (1mm) that are located around the battery.
  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the 9 screws (1mm) that are located around the battery.

Using a spudger, lift up and separate the battery from the housing. Using a spudger, lift up and separate the battery from the housing. Using a spudger, lift up and separate the battery from the housing.
  • Using a spudger, lift up and separate the battery from the housing.

Conclusion

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

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