Introduction

Replacement of the power and sound buttons requires the removal of the kickstand and opening the device. The battery will be removed for user and device safety reasons.

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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Image 1/2: Slide open the SD compartment tab, and remove the SD card to ensure all data is saved. Image 2/2: Slide open the SD compartment tab, and remove the SD card to ensure all data is saved.
  • Check the device is completely turned off.

  • Slide open the SD compartment tab, and remove the SD card to ensure all data is saved.

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  • Remove the 4 screws (4 mm in length) using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Insert the metal spudger within the opening. Image 2/3: Move the metal spudger down the seam, prying the back panel open as you go. Image 3/3: Once a large enough opening is made, pry the entire back panel off with your hand.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool between the seam of the back panel and the front casing to create an initial opening.

    • Insert the metal spudger within the opening.

    • Move the metal spudger down the seam, prying the back panel open as you go.

    • Once a large enough opening is made, pry the entire back panel off with your hand.

    • You will hear loud popping from the magnetized latches. This is not causing damage to the device and will require some force to open.

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  • Using the plastic opening tool, lift off the orange press-fit connector with an arrow-head where it attaches to the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Remove the battery from the device. Image 2/3: Remove the battery from the device. Image 3/3: Remove the battery from the device.
  • Remove the 6 screws (4 mm in length) using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • Remove the battery from the device.

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  • Use your fingers to pull the blue no-fuss ribbon cable connector to the right of the metal bar, up and away from its connection.

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Image 1/2: Lift it straight up from the device. Image 2/2: Lift it straight up from the device.
  • Use the tweezers to pick up the metal bar starting with one side and moving to the other.

    • Lift it straight up from the device.

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Image 1/3: Use the tweezers to pick up the loose buttons and remove them from the device. Image 2/3: Use the tweezers to pick up the loose buttons and remove them from the device. Image 3/3: Use the tweezers to pick up the loose buttons and remove them from the device.
  • Use your fingers to gently push each button through the hole in the device.

  • Use the tweezers to pick up the loose buttons and remove them from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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