Begin by separating the back panel from the screen glass assembly using the plastic opening tool.
  • Begin by separating the back panel from the screen glass assembly using the plastic opening tool.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool between the edge of the glass screen and the metal frame around the device.

Continue around the entire device until the back panel is completely separated from the screen. Continue around the entire device until the back panel is completely separated from the screen.
  • Continue around the entire device until the back panel is completely separated from the screen.

Remove the four 2.5mm Phillips #000 screws. Remove the four 2.5mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • Remove the four 2.5mm Phillips #000 screws.

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Gently pull up on the plastic tab that has red, blue and black wires that connects the battery to the motherboard.
  • Gently pull up on the plastic tab that has red, blue and black wires that connects the battery to the motherboard.

The battery should be completely disconnected and the new one can be installed.
  • The battery should be completely disconnected and the new one can be installed.

Just two things I’d like to add. In step 2, one can see where the bottom clips to the top with the mainboard, and it’s easier if one pries adjacent to those clips. Secondly, one shouldn’t tighten the screws for the battery too much, I tightened them till they were tight but ended up having to take it apart again and loosen them by around a turn or so. If they are too tight, they will warp the diffuser/reflector/light guide for the LCD panel and there’ll be brighter spots in the LCD screen. The screws originally have thread lock, so I guess if one isn’t confident the screws will stay in place it’s best to re-apply some, though as they are screwing into a plastic frame, the hope is that the plastic provides enough friction for the screw to remain in place.

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Remove all the clips that are attached to the motherboard using your fingers or a nylon spudger. Remove all the clips that are attached to the motherboard using your fingers or a nylon spudger. Remove all the clips that are attached to the motherboard using your fingers or a nylon spudger.
  • Remove all the clips that are attached to the motherboard using your fingers or a nylon spudger.

There are four Phillips head screws (2.5mm) that need to be removed: Two on the charging port, which is the small metallic piece at the bottom of the device. There is one screw that is covered by a small green tape. The tape must be peeled  off before the screw under can be removed.
  • There are four Phillips head screws (2.5mm) that need to be removed:

  • Two on the charging port, which is the small metallic piece at the bottom of the device.

  • There is one screw that is covered by a small green tape. The tape must be peeled off before the screw under can be removed.

  • The last screw is found on a speaker at the bottom right of the device. Once the screw is removed, the speaker must be removed as well.

There is a small wire that connects the motherboard to the bottom right corner. Gently pull the end of the wire that attaches the motherboard to the device until the wire is disconnected. After the cord is disconnected, the motherboard can be removed from the tablet by simply lifting it from the device.
  • There is a small wire that connects the motherboard to the bottom right corner.

  • Gently pull the end of the wire that attaches the motherboard to the device until the wire is disconnected.

  • After the cord is disconnected, the motherboard can be removed from the tablet by simply lifting it from the device.

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