Introduction

If your tablet is not charging or is charging very slowly, replacing it will fix those problems.

Image 1/1: Apply heat using an iFixit iOpener or another heating gun in order to weaken the adhesive around the edges of the screen.
  • Working on a device that is turned on may yield an electric shock. Make sure your device is turned off before working on it.

  • Apply heat using an iFixit iOpener or another heating gun in order to weaken the adhesive around the edges of the screen.

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Image 1/2: Put an opening pick in the gap created, in between the screen and the panel. Image 2/2: Repeat all around device, putting 2 picks on top and bottom, and one on each side.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the gap between the screen and tablet in the location where you want to start removing the screen.

  • Put an opening pick in the gap created, in between the screen and the panel.

  • Repeat all around device, putting 2 picks on top and bottom, and one on each side.

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Image 1/2: Place the small suction cup in the center of the screen and lift to remove screen. Image 2/2: The screen is still connected to the rest of the device by a cable, so don't pull the screen up too quickly.
  • Carefully remove the small suction cup from the corner without moving the screen.

  • Place the small suction cup in the center of the screen and lift to remove screen.

  • The screen is still connected to the rest of the device by a cable, so don't pull the screen up too quickly.

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Image 1/1: Carefully lift the plastic opening tool to detach the ribbon from the tablet.
  • Place the plastic opening tool underneath the ribbon cable connecting the screen to the tablet.

  • Carefully lift the plastic opening tool to detach the ribbon from the tablet.

  • Make sure to discharge any static electricity by touching a grounded metal object, like a quarter, before touching the inside of the device.

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  • The screen is now detached from the rest of the tablet.

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Image 1/3: Carefully lift and remove the motherboard cover. Image 2/3: Carefully lift and remove the motherboard cover. Image 3/3: Carefully lift and remove the motherboard cover.
  • Remove the 13 3mm screws from around the edges of the board using a Phillips #1 screwdriver head.

  • Carefully lift and remove the motherboard cover.

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Image 1/3: Use the plastic opening tool to detach the charging port's ribbon from the motherboard. Image 2/3: Carefully remove the charging port from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Carefully remove the charging port from the motherboard.
  • Use the screwdriver to detach the charging port from the motherboard.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to detach the charging port's ribbon from the motherboard.

  • Carefully remove the charging port from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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