Introduction

This guide will provide the steps necessary to open up the tablet, locate the audio jack, remove and replace the audio jack and reassemble the tablet.

  1. Begin by popping open the HDMI/USB port cover on the left edge.
    • Begin by popping open the HDMI/USB port cover on the left edge.

    • Remove the three #000 headed, 3 mm long screws located underneath the port cover.

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  2. There are two #000 headed, 3 mm long screws under a similar cover covering the Micro SD slot on the top side of the device.
    • There are two #000 headed, 3 mm long screws under a similar cover covering the Micro SD slot on the top side of the device.

    • Remove the two screws beneath the Micro SD card slot cover.

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    • Attach the suction cup to the top right area of the screen.

    • Pull to remove the screen from the rest of the device.

    • Watch out for the front camera cable connected to the top middle of the device. The display ribbon cable should just slide out.

    #1:

    I found pulling with two suckers started to bend the screen as the little clips holding the screen wouldn't release. So instead of risking damage I started to work my way around the edges of the screen by slowly pulling with the sucker and at same time  using the trusty old a spudger tool (Spudger) to gently pry open.

    #2:

    Be care sliding out the ribbon cable connector that goes to the screen. Its also tricky to slide back in after so you might need to peel the ribbon from the back plate to give some more wiggle room. I did.

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    • Once the screen has been removed, disconnect the battery from the motherboard to prevent any unintentional shock or shorting of circuits.

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    • Once the battery is disconnected from the motherboard, locate the Audio Jack Power Volume Button Board.

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    • Using the Phillips #000 Screwdriver remove the two 3 mm long screws.

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    • With the screws removed, use a plastic opening tool to lightly pry the board up over a plastic positioning peg (circled red).

      • These images show a metal spudger, but you should use plastic opening tools to prevent possible damage to your device.

    • Insert the tip of a spudger where the upper screw was located and push the board inward while prying up with the plastic opening tool.

    • Once both tools are in position, lightly pry with the metal spudger, just enough for the board to lift off of the positioning peg and then push inward with the black spudger. Notice how in the last picture the board is beginning to separate from the corner.

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    • If Step 4 was done correctly, the board should dislodge from the corner mold. (See picture for reference)

    • Once the corner has been popped out, the rest of the board can be removed by pulling up.

    • Lastly, the small narrow end of the board will need to be pulled horizontally towards the corner. This should completely free the board from the panel with the exception of the connector. (See image)

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    • With the board loose, slightly pull on the connector to disconnect it and remove the entire audio jack power volume button board assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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