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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  • With the face of the device down, the speaker will be in the upper right corner. The black oval shaped object.

  • Make sure Battery has been removed.

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  • A phillips 3.88 mm screw will be holding the speaker in place.

  • Use a PH000 screwdriver to remove the screw.

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  • The speaker will be connected to two wires; one black and one red. Both run to the motherboard.

  • The wires will need to be soldered off the motherboard.

  • Locate where both wires are soldered to the motherboard.

  • Review How to Solder Here

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  • Work the iron where the red wire is soldered

  • The wire will release from the motherboard.

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  • Work the iron where the black wire is soldered.

  • The black wire will release from the motherboard.

  • After both wires have been soldered off, the speaker will release from the device.

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  • Remove the black ribbon connector. Flip the black portion of the connector upward.

  • Pull on the ribbon to remove from the connector.

  • Make sure battery has been removed.

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  • Remove the White Ribbon Connector from the Mother Board.

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  • Remove the Orange Ribbon Connector from the Mother Board.

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  • A 2.88 mm phillips head screw will be located in the upper right hand corner of the mother board.

  • Use a #00 screw driver with the PH000 screw head to remove the screw.

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  • A 2.88 mm phillips head screw will be seen on the lower left hand corner.

  • Use the #00 screw driver with the PH000 screw head to remove the screw.

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  • On the bottom of the motherboard, a strip of gold tape will be seen holding the it to the device.

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  • A black wire will be connected to the device and ran to a strip of orange tape on the upper right hand corner of the device.

  • Remove the tape that holds the wire down.

  • The mother board will remove from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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