Introduction

A dead battery means that the tablet will not work. Before replacing the battery, make sure the device is unplugged and turned off.

Image 1/2: Do not allow the gun to remain still for more than two seconds, so that you do not melt the plastic around the screen. Image 2/2: If you do not have access to a heat gun, you may also use an iOpener or a hair dryer. Refer to the [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iOpener+Instructions/11677| iOpener guide|new_window=true] for extra help.
  • Apply the heat gun around the edges of the tablet to melt the adhesive glue.

  • Do not allow the gun to remain still for more than two seconds, so that you do not melt the plastic around the screen.

  • If you do not have access to a heat gun, you may also use an iOpener or a hair dryer. Refer to the iOpener guide for extra help.

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Image 1/2: Use the plastic opening tool at several points around the screen while the suction is being applied to pop the screen out. Image 2/2: Use the plastic opening tool at several points around the screen while the suction is being applied to pop the screen out.
  • Apply the suction to the bottom or top right corner.

  • Use the plastic opening tool at several points around the screen while the suction is being applied to pop the screen out.

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Image 1/1: Gently open the tablet, and do not pull the pieces apart since you can risk damaging the orange ribbon cable.
  • Once the screen is detached, open the tablet like a book.

  • Gently open the tablet, and do not pull the pieces apart since you can risk damaging the orange ribbon cable.

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  • Using the precision tweezers, remove the silver tape that is holding the orange ribbon cable connecting the two pieces.

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  • Using the precision tweezers, remove the small press-fit connector from the body of the tablet.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two 2.74 mm black screws in the middle of the tablet with the Philips #000 screwdriver. Image 2/2: Put the screws on a magnetic project mat or in a container so that you do not lose them.
  • Using the Philips #000 screwdriver, remove the seventeen 2.74 mm screws around the edges.

  • Remove the two 2.74 mm black screws in the middle of the tablet with the Philips #000 screwdriver.

  • Put the screws on a magnetic project mat or in a container so that you do not lose them.

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  • Take the plastic opening tool around the tablet to remove the motherboard from the device.

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Image 1/2: Using the plastic opening tool, detach the press-fit connector on the left side of the black ribbon cable. Image 2/2: Lift up the black ribbon cable to remove it.
  • At the bottom left of the battery, use the plastic opening tool to detach the lower press-fit connector of the black ribbon cable.

  • Using the plastic opening tool, detach the press-fit connector on the left side of the black ribbon cable.

  • Lift up the black ribbon cable to remove it.

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  • Using the plastic opening tool, detach the orange ribbon cable connecting the battery to the motherboard.

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  • Using the Phillips #000 Screwdriver, remove the four 2.74mm black screws around the edge of the battery.

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Image 1/1: Lift up the battery to remove it from the motherboard.
  • The battery is now fully detached from the motherboard.

  • Lift up the battery to remove it from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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