Introduction

This guide will show how to replace the motherboard on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. The process will involve removing the rear panel, battery cables, and the battery. The front and rear cameras will also need to be removed to access the motherboard by itself. Then, the steps to remove the motherboard for replacement will be outlined.

Be gentle, the front panel is connected to sensitive wiring that may snap if too much pressure is applied. Insert a plastic opening tool into the crevice between the screen and the side of the tablet.
  • Be gentle, the front panel is connected to sensitive wiring that may snap if too much pressure is applied.

  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the crevice between the screen and the side of the tablet.

  • Go around the entire crevice with the plastic opening tool.

  • Set aside the separated front and rear panels of the device.

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Remove the six 4 mm Phillips #00 screws that hold the battery in place. Remove the six 4 mm Phillips #00 screws that hold the battery in place.
  • Remove the six 4 mm Phillips #00 screws that hold the battery in place.

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Remove the tape that runs along the length of the battery. Lift the retaining flaps of the ZIF connectors on each side of the battery connector. Remove the two ribbon cables that lay across the width of the battery and are connected to the motherboard. Place your finger underneath the ribbon cable and gently lift the cable upwards and off.
  • Remove the tape that runs along the length of the battery.

  • Lift the retaining flaps of the ZIF connectors on each side of the battery connector.

  • Remove the two ribbon cables that lay across the width of the battery and are connected to the motherboard. Place your finger underneath the ribbon cable and gently lift the cable upwards and off.

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Use a plastic tweezer and remove the top center 6 pin power connector that is attached to the edge of the motherboard. Detach the battery by gently lifting the battery out of the panel.
  • Use a plastic tweezer and remove the top center 6 pin power connector that is attached to the edge of the motherboard.

  • Detach the battery by gently lifting the battery out of the panel.

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Use plastic tweezers to carefully detach the front-facing camera from the motherboard. Use plastic tweezers to carefully detach the front-facing camera from the motherboard. Use plastic tweezers to carefully detach the front-facing camera from the motherboard.
  • Use plastic tweezers to carefully detach the front-facing camera from the motherboard.

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Use plastic tweezers and carefully detach the rear-facing camera from the motherboard. Use plastic tweezers and carefully detach the rear-facing camera from the motherboard. Use plastic tweezers and carefully detach the rear-facing camera from the motherboard.
  • Use plastic tweezers and carefully detach the rear-facing camera from the motherboard.

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Remove the five ribbon cables holding the motherboard together with a plastic tweezer. Remove the five ribbon cables holding the motherboard together with a plastic tweezer.
  • Remove the five ribbon cables holding the motherboard together with a plastic tweezer.

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Remove the Phillips #00 screws from the plastic part holding down the motherboard. Remove the Phillips #00 screws from the plastic part holding down the motherboard.
  • Remove the Phillips #00 screws from the plastic part holding down the motherboard.

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Gently lift the motherboard from the front panel enclosure.
  • Gently lift the motherboard from the front panel enclosure.

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Conclusion

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

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very useful,thanks a lot.

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mazinmandour - Reply

Thanks for this manual. Can you help me recognise the Wifi/BT module? I have a problem with that - with some luck it is just the connector....

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