Introduction

The touch screen is the screen that responds to touch and allows you to navigate around your device. It should not be confused with the visual display screen, which lies beneath the touch screen. You may need to replace the touch screen of the device if it becomes damaged (ie. cracked or scratched), or if it is unresponsive to touches and gestures.

Image 1/1: Remove the two 4mm screws at the top of the device.
  • Always make sure your device is completely powered off before performing repairs

  • Remove the two 4mm screws at the top of the device.

  • Set these aside and be careful not to lose them, as well as all other screws that you remove.

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Image 1/1: Set the back cover aside
  • Carefully remove the back cover by using a plastic prying tool, moving all the way around the perimeter of the tablet.

  • Set the back cover aside

  • The speakers are attached to the inside back cover, and are connected by wires to the motherboard of the tablet. Carefully set the back cover aside so that you do not rip the wires free.

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Image 1/1: Remove all of the 4mm screws that attach the display screen to the back of the touch screen with brackets.
  • The display screen is the silver box that the battery and motherboard sit on. It sits snugly against the underside of the touch screen.

  • Remove all of the 4mm screws that attach the display screen to the back of the touch screen with brackets.

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Image 1/2: One screw is located beneath the black tape that holds the rear-facing camera in place. Peel the tape up to access it. Image 2/2: One screw is located beneath the black tape that holds the rear-facing camera in place. Peel the tape up to access it.
  • Remove all of the 4mm screws that attach the motherboard to the rest of the device.

  • One screw is located beneath the black tape that holds the rear-facing camera in place. Peel the tape up to access it.

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Image 1/2: Flip up the black tab to release the two filaments,  so that they are no longer connected to the motherboard. Image 2/2: Flip up the black tab to release the two filaments,  so that they are no longer connected to the motherboard.
  • Locate the 2 ZIF connectors.

  • Flip up the black tab to release the two filaments, so that they are no longer connected to the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull on the wires to remove the light from its housing. Image 2/2: Gently pull on the wires to remove the light from its housing.
  • Locate the notification light on the upper left corner of the device.

  • Gently pull on the wires to remove the light from its housing.

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Image 1/1: Some wires are still attached to the device so carefully set it to the side
  • Remove the motherboard from the back of the display screen.

  • Some wires are still attached to the device so carefully set it to the side

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Image 1/2: It may be helpful to use two prying tools at the same time. Image 2/2: It may be helpful to use two prying tools at the same time.
  • Begin lifting the display screen out of its housing with a plastic prying tool, sliding it around the perimeter of the screen.

  • It may be helpful to use two prying tools at the same time.

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  • Completely remove the display screen from the touchscreen.

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Conclusion

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

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