Introduction

Use this guide for replacing the motherboard on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. The guide shows how to disassemble the device to replace the motherboard.

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Pry open the tab to disconnect the black flexible ribbon cable from the motherboard. Image 2/2: 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.

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  • Slide 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 to pry up and detach the battery from the motherboard.

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

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

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Image 1/3: Pry up and detach the connector from the motherboard using the flat edge of the spudger. Image 2/3: Repeat for the 4 remaining connectors. Image 3/3: Repeat for the 4 remaining connectors.
  • Locate the motherboard and 5 connectors on it.

  • Pry up and detach the connector from the motherboard using the flat edge of the spudger.

  • Repeat for the 4 remaining connectors.

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Image 1/3: Camera Image 2/3: Power and volume buttons Image 3/3: Tilt sensor
  • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the 3 screws (1mm) that are located near:

    • Camera

    • Power and volume buttons

    • Tilt sensor

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  • Using the flat edge of the spudger, pry and lift up the motherboard.

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  • Pull away the motherboard from the housing.

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Conclusion

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

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