Introduction

A battery, after a certain period of time, will begin to lose its life span after a charging period. This guide highlights how to remove the back cover of the tablet in order to get to the battery as a means to replace it.

Make sure the device is turned off before attempting to disassemble it.
  • Make sure the device is turned off before attempting to disassemble it.

  • At the top portion of the memory card slot, use the small metal spudger to create separation between the back cover and the rest of the device.

  • The small metal spudger is only used to create separation between the back cover and the rest of the device, not to remove the back cover.

  • If possible, try to use a normal nylon spudger to separate the back cover, as it is much softer and less likely to mar/scratch the device.

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Use the intermediate metal spudger in place of the small metal spudger to remove the back cover. This is done by sliding the intermediate metal spudger around the perimeter of the device, beginning at the top portion of the memory card slot. The second picture shows the internal portion of the device once the back cover is removed.
  • Use the intermediate metal spudger in place of the small metal spudger to remove the back cover. This is done by sliding the intermediate metal spudger around the perimeter of the device, beginning at the top portion of the memory card slot.

  • The second picture shows the internal portion of the device once the back cover is removed.

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Disconnect the electrical connector from the motherboard using the bent precision tweezers.
  • Disconnect the electrical connector from the motherboard using the bent precision tweezers.

  • Avoid touching the motherboard with the tweezers. Metal tools such as the tweezers can scratch the motherboard and potentially cause damage.

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Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to pry the battery apart from the rest of the device. An alternative method is to loosen the battery using the plastic spudger, and then to remove the battery by pulling on the paper tab that says "Pull (Hands Only)." Once the back cover and battery are removed, the device should look like as illustrated in the second picture.
  • Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to pry the battery apart from the rest of the device.

  • An alternative method is to loosen the battery using the plastic spudger, and then to remove the battery by pulling on the paper tab that says "Pull (Hands Only)."

  • Once the back cover and battery are removed, the device should look like as illustrated in the second picture.

I really appreciated these instructions, thank you. I had the tools but because it was quite difficult getting the back open the plastic tools here weren’t much help. I had to use a medium sized flat head screwdriver. Upon prying there was minor damage around the memory card slot to the casing but that couldn’t be helped and didn’t hurt the operation of the TabA. The original battery inside has a thin layer of black glue around the edge so it took a little effort and patience to get out. I had to carefully use the screwdriver without scratching the tab interior, to loosen the battery. My tools came with a suction cup on a ring which was invaluable on getting the battery out safely. My TabA seems to work well now. Thanks again.

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Conclusion

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

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Thank you so much !

Mindy A Gjestrum - Reply

please help us

The Tab A of my son we dont know what happen they shut down we can not open it.

but the charger is ok but we try to chargers the device is not open it.

The Tab A is 7 mounths using only thats why we are worried what happen.

Please help thanks,

Rashier Yahiya -

My 10.1" died suddenly - never dropped, shocked - worked fine in the morning, wouldn't come on two hours later. Won't take a charge or show ANY sign of life. 53 weeks old and maybe 10 hour use a week. I can't seem to open it without making a mess out of it. I was impressed by the product when it was working - certainly NOT impressed anymore. A very shiny and expensive paperweight.

Muddy - Reply

i looked everywhere online for a simple guide with pics for tab a and all i found was tab 2 and up so THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!!!

cc rancour - Reply

were you able to fix it?

Muddy -

Not sure how but my daughters tablet got moisture now its stuck in safe mode and the screen ismessed up any hope for it?

Jamie Kay - Reply

Im with jamie any lu if moisture gets into the tablet. Screen corner is messed up :’( Only a few months old. Help.

Felicia Peeler - Reply

I’m looking for a disassembly for the t580 samsung tablet. Got down below the screen to find that it has a plastic shell over the motherboard and I cannot get to the motherboard connections I need.. Anyone seen anything?

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