Introduction

Here, you will be working with live wires on a power source! Be very careful when you desolder them, and make sure you don't let the leads touch!

Parts

No parts required.

Take your Size #00 Philips Screwdriver and locate the two small screws on the side of the tablet.
  • Take your Size #00 Philips Screwdriver and locate the two small screws on the side of the tablet.

  • Begin removing the two screws and store them for later.

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Take one of the Plastic Opening Tools and wedge it in the middle of the tablet, starting on the USB Port side.
  • Take one of the Plastic Opening Tools and wedge it in the middle of the tablet, starting on the USB Port side.

  • Holding the tool in place, take one of the 6 Plastic Opening Picks and slide it across the opening you made with the Opening Tool.

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Continue going around the tablet sides with the Plastic Pick, being sure that you are maintaining the openings you made with either your hand or the Opening Tool.
  • Continue going around the tablet sides with the Plastic Pick, being sure that you are maintaining the openings you made with either your hand or the Opening Tool.

  • You will notice some popping as you go around with the pick. Don't worry, this is completely normal.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Remove the back cover of the tablet to reveal the internals.
  • Remove the back cover of the tablet to reveal the internals.

  • To put a cover in, pinch each of the ends together until all four sides are closed.

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With the cover removed, slowly pull the electrical tape away as shown.
  • With the cover removed, slowly pull the electrical tape away as shown.

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Slowly pull the Battery away from the tablet frame.
  • Slowly pull the Battery away from the tablet frame.

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Prepare your Soldering Iron and Removal Tools.
  • Prepare your Soldering Iron and Removal Tools.

  • Contact the iron with each of the battery leads, and pull the lead away from the board.

  • Remove any excess solder as needed.

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To replace your battery, you must reinsert the Battery leads into the Motherboard, being sure that the Red wire goes into the + (positive) terminal and the Black  wire goes into the - (negative) terminal.
  • To replace your battery, you must reinsert the Battery leads into the Motherboard, being sure that the Red wire goes into the + (positive) terminal and the Black wire goes into the - (negative) terminal.

  • Apply heat and solder to each lead individually.

  • Remove any excess solder if flooding occurs.

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Conclusion

To replace the battery, you must re-solder the leads on the battery into the motherboard. You MUST make sure that the leads were in the correct order as when you started.

Joshua Chavis

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Clemson, Team 15-5, Shirley Winter 2015 Member of Clemson, Team 15-5, Shirley Winter 2015

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Is it possible that the wiring to the battery just became loose and I could use these same directions and reconnect or solder (or do both?) The existing battery ?

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