Introduction

The removal of the kickstand does not require the device to be opened up. Removing the kickstand is an external replacement that will require the use of a spudger to open up latches. Removing the kickstand is a simple replacement that should require about 5 minutes to complete.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Rotate the the kickstand so that the handle grip hole is up in the air and not touching the back of the tablet.
  • Place the device on a hard flat surface with its screen facing downwards.

  • Rotate the the kickstand so that the handle grip hole is up in the air and not touching the back of the tablet.

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Image 1/3: With the spudger still inserted, pry the spudger to the right pushing the latch opening along with it. Image 2/3: Once the latch is moved to the right pull up on the left side of the kickstand releasing it from the back of the tablet. Image 3/3: Repeat the previous steps for the rightmost latch, and then lift the kickstand off the back of the tablet.
  • Stick the pointy end of the spudger into the circular opening of the leftmost metallic latch.

  • With the spudger still inserted, pry the spudger to the right pushing the latch opening along with it.

  • Once the latch is moved to the right pull up on the left side of the kickstand releasing it from the back of the tablet.

  • Repeat the previous steps for the rightmost latch, and then lift the kickstand off the back of the tablet.

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Conclusion

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

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Where do u buy a replacement kickstand

Bethann Stokes - Reply

The only thing I could find was a broken one on eBay for parts ......

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