Ensure that the device is completely turned off before attempting a repair. The battery may still have charge; use caution touching the components. Use a plastic opening tool to remove the two rubber grips on the back of the tablet.
  • Ensure that the device is completely turned off before attempting a repair. The battery may still have charge; use caution touching the components.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the two rubber grips on the back of the tablet.

Remove the two 10mm Phillips #0 screws located under the grips.
  • Remove the two 10mm Phillips #0 screws located under the grips.

Flip the tablet over and use a plastic opening tool to pry the casing away from the top of the screen. Push the back cover off. There is adhesive holding the case on located at the top of the screen. Push the casing toward the top of the screen while also wiggling it back and forth.
  • Flip the tablet over and use a plastic opening tool to pry the casing away from the top of the screen. Push the back cover off.

    • There is adhesive holding the case on located at the top of the screen. Push the casing toward the top of the screen while also wiggling it back and forth.

Once the casing is off, remove the nine 5mm Phillips #0 screws shown.
  • Once the casing is off, remove the nine 5mm Phillips #0 screws shown.

Remove the white ribbon cable by pulling the blue tab straight up out of the socket and then peeling up the tape securing it to the tablet.
  • Remove the white ribbon cable by pulling the blue tab straight up out of the socket and then peeling up the tape securing it to the tablet.

    • Use caution when removing the cable, as the socket is very fragile.

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Remove the copper ribbon cable by gently using a spudger to pry it up from its socket.
  • Remove the copper ribbon cable by gently using a spudger to pry it up from its socket.

    • Use caution when removing the cable, as the socket is very fragile.

Slide the bottom grey cover piece away from the body and remove it.
  • Slide the bottom grey cover piece away from the body and remove it.

    • If this piece gives resistance, use a spudger on the sides of the tablet to pry it loose.

Remove the five 4mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • Remove the five 4mm Phillips #000 screws.

  • Remove the two 5mm Phillips #000 screws holding the charger in place.

Position the charging port at an angle so you can thread it through the opening as you remove the black plastic cover from the back of the tablet. If the cover is not coming off easily,  use a plastic opening tool to pry it loose from the edges of the screen. If the cover is not coming off easily,  use a plastic opening tool to pry it loose from the edges of the screen.
  • Position the charging port at an angle so you can thread it through the opening as you remove the black plastic cover from the back of the tablet.

    • If the cover is not coming off easily, use a plastic opening tool to pry it loose from the edges of the screen.

Use a spudger to lift the zero insertion force connector latch for the long ribbon cable to the right of the battery, then pull the cable loose from its socket. Use caution when removing the cable, as the socket is very fragile.
  • Use a spudger to lift the zero insertion force connector latch for the long ribbon cable to the right of the battery, then pull the cable loose from its socket.

    • Use caution when removing the cable, as the socket is very fragile.

Remove the three 5mm Phillips #0 screws securing the original battery.
  • Remove the three 5mm Phillips #0 screws securing the original battery.

Use the spudger to pop the battery loose and remove the battery. Use the spudger to pop the battery loose and remove the battery.
  • Use the spudger to pop the battery loose and remove the battery.

Remove the single 5mm #0 Philips screw.
  • Remove the single 5mm #0 Philips screw.

Remove the camera assembly.
  • Remove the camera assembly.

Conclusion

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

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