Introduction

This guide will walk you through the process of replacing a malfunctioning charging port on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

  1. Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (as indicated in the photograph).
    • Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (as indicated in the photograph).

  2. Insert a second plastic opening tool 6 cm (~2.4 inches) away from the first tool.
    • Insert a second plastic opening tool 6 cm (~2.4 inches) away from the first tool.

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

  4. Using your hands, remove the back cover.
    • Using your hands, remove the back cover.

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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the 4 screws (3mm) that are holding the charger port and speaker support. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the 4 screws (3mm) that are holding the charger port and speaker support.
    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the 4 screws (3mm) that are holding the charger port and speaker support.

  10. Insert opening tool to pry support from the housing.
    • Insert opening tool to pry support from the housing.

  11. Desolder the two connections to separate the speakers from the charger port. Desolder the two connections to separate the speakers from the charger port.
    • Desolder the two connections to separate the speakers from the charger port.

  12. Separate charging port from speaker assembly.
    • Separate charging port from speaker assembly.

Conclusion

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

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