Introduction

First, you will have to refer to the back plate replacement guide. To replace the battery, be prepared to desolder two wires.

With the device face down, slide the charging port cover off on the left side of device.
  • With the device face down, slide the charging port cover off on the left side of device.

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A phillips 2.88mm screw will be seen at the charging port.
  • A phillips 2.88mm screw will be seen at the charging port.

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  • Use a PH000 Philips head screwdriver to remove screw.

  • Remember lefty loosey, righty tighty

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  • Use the plastic opening tool between the back plate and front plate to pry the back plate off; start at the headphone jack.

  • Make sure the lip of the plastic opening tool is face up.

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  • Move around the device with the plastic opening tool pushing down to release the back plate from clips.

  • You will hear popping sounds when you work around the device.

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  • Once you’ve moved around the whole device with the plastic opening tool, the back plate will completely release from the rest of the device.

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  • The battery rests flat on the inside surface of the tablet. It is a rectangular shape and has blue and yellow tape.

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  • There are two wires, one red and one black, that need to be desoldered from the motherboard that run to the battery.

  • Review how to solder here.

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  • Work the soldering gun on the red wire where it is connected to the motherboard. it should release from the motherboard.

  • Work the soldering gun on the black wire where it is connected to the motherboard. It will release from the motherboard.

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  • Once both wires have been desoldered, the battery can be removed from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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