Introduction

This guide will walk you through the process of replacing a malfunctioning or broken vibration motor 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).

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  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.

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

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    • Using your hands, remove the back cover.

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    • 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.

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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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    • 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.

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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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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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    • 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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    • Use tweezers to grab wire lead and gently lift to release glue holding wire lead to housing.

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    • Use opening tool to pry motor from housing.

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Conclusion

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

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