Introduction

If you have a damaged, broken, or corrupted motherboard, this guide will help you replace it.

  1. Have the front of the device facing you.
    • Have the front of the device facing you.

    • Begin near one of the curved edges of the device.

    • Place plastic opening tool between the front and back panels.

    • If a plastic opening tool doesn’t work, using a metal spudger may work, but it may damage the plastic on the device.

    • Remember to remove the micro SD card (if present) before you begin.

  2. Once the plastic opening tool is fully inserted, wedge it around device’s edges to separate the panels.
    • Once the plastic opening tool is fully inserted, wedge it around device’s edges to separate the panels.

    • Lift the back panel off of the device.

    • The back panel will make a clicking noise while being lifted off of the device.

    • Starting with the white ribbon cable, carefully flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF connector.

    • Slide out the ribbon cable.

    • Flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF connector with the black ribbon cable.

    • Slide out the ribbon cable.

    • Flip up retaining flap on the ZIF connector.

    • Slide out orange ribbon cable.

    • Use Phillips # 000 to remove ten of the 4 mm .3 cm screws around the battery.

    • Slide a plastic opening tool under the bottom of the battery close to the speakers and lift up.

    • The large rectangular white and black piece is the entire battery, be careful not to puncture it.

    • Flip up the two ZIF connectors on the motherboard using the plastic opening tool.

    • Slide the orange ribbon cables out of the ZIF connectors.

    • Use a Phillips # 000 to remove six of the 4mm screws.

    • Lodge the plastic opening tool under and lift the motherboard out of the tablet.

Conclusion

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

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