Introduction

Often times a battery can lose its ability to hold its charge. If your battery will not charge, or if your battery only holds its charge for a few hours before dying, the battery may need to be replaced. This guide will show you how to replace the battery in your device.

Image 1/2: Move the plastic opening tool in a downward motion until you see separation between the tablet and back cover. Image 2/2: Move the plastic opening tool in a downward motion until you see separation between the tablet and back cover.
  • Place the plastic opening tool between the face of the display and rim of the back cover of the device.

  • Move the plastic opening tool in a downward motion until you see separation between the tablet and back cover.

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Image 1/1: Try to separate evenly on all sides until the screen detaches from the device backing completely.
  • By sliding the plastic opening tool around the rim of the device, carefully continue to pry apart the screen and back cover.

  • Try to separate evenly on all sides until the screen detaches from the device backing completely.

  • If this is the first time removing the back cover, it will be rather difficult to separate it from the tablet.

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  • Remove the back cover after the entire rim is disconnected.

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Image 1/2: Be careful when lifting the battery out, it is still connected to the device. Image 2/2: Be careful when lifting the battery out, it is still connected to the device.
  • Lift the battery out by pulling on the folded white tab in the top right corner.

  • Be careful when lifting the battery out, it is still connected to the device.

there is adhesive under the battery that requires a fair bit of pressure to make the battery come out. Pulling on the corner of the battery pull tab is more effective than pulling halfway along and it did come out eventually. heating may help but heating a battery is never a good idea heat is going to take quite a while go get through from the screen side as there are many layers to get through before you get to the battery compartment. best bet make sure it is not cold then pull from the corner carefully

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Any way to remove the battery without lifting the tab?

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Image 1/2: Do not yank the connector by the wires. If it does not disconnect easily, slide a plastic opening tool between the white connector and the board to lift the connector away from the board. Image 2/2: Do not yank the connector by the wires. If it does not disconnect easily, slide a plastic opening tool between the white connector and the board to lift the connector away from the board.
  • Gently grasp and lift up the light green connector located near the bottom left corner of the battery. It is connected to the battery by red, green, and black wires.

  • Do not yank the connector by the wires. If it does not disconnect easily, slide a plastic opening tool between the white connector and the board to lift the connector away from the board.

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Conclusion

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

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Nice and simple instructions...now, can you do one to show replacement of LCD and screen?:) Thanks! Vicki.

Vicki - Reply

Mine, the T320, the battery was held in place by 4 screws. Otherwise same steps.

The cover was tricky to get off, the plastic bends a bit but it took some careful force.

James Thrun - Reply

Thanks , Easy to understand and perform. I think the battery connector is loose from mother board. How do I fix that?

SE Simon - Reply

I'm sure it's a solder job to reattach the connector to the motherboard. From the picture above it looks like a PIH connector but it may be an SMT, hard to tell without physically seeing it close up. At any rate, being this is a newer device, the solder used is lead free (RoHS compliant, the motherboard should have the letters Pb inside a circle with a line through, screen printed on it) so unless you have some experience in soldering with lead free, you'll probably need to do some searching in your area for electronics repair shops (be sure to ask about their experience with lead free soldering). Lead free soldering requires more heat that can cause extensive damage to the substrate if not done properly.

-experience: 22 years electronics manufacturing and repair (3 leading global electronics manufacturers and the U.S. Navy)

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