Introduction

This Motherboard you will be fixing/replacing will contain sensitive electronic parts, so be very careful!

Image 1/1: Begin removing the two screws and store them for later.
  • 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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Image 1/1: 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.
  • 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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Image 1/1: ''You will notice some popping as you go around with the pick. Don't worry, this is completely normal.''
  • 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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Image 1/1: To put a cover in, pinch each of the ends together until all four sides are closed.
  • 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.

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  • Slowly pull the Battery away from the tablet frame.

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Image 1/1: Contact the iron with each of the battery leads, and pull the lead away from the board.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Apply heat and solder to each lead individually.
  • 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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  • Slowly remove the two pieces of electrical tape holding down the Camera ribbon cable.

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  • Remove the #00 Screw holding down the Camera mount, then remove the Camera mount.

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Image 1/2: Remove the camera from the frame and replace as needed. Image 2/2: Remove the camera from the frame and replace as needed.
  • Detach the Camera's ribbon cable from the Motherboard using your fingernail or a plastic opening tool.

  • Remove the camera from the frame and replace as needed.

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  • Slowly remove the electrical tape holding down the Speaker wires.

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  • Remove the #00 screw on the Speaker mount and remove the Speaker mount.

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Image 1/1: Remove any excess solder as necessary, and apply new solder when replacing a Speaker.
  • Prepare your Soldering tools. Desolder the Speaker leads from the Motherboard.

  • Remove any excess solder as necessary, and apply new solder when replacing a Speaker.

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Image 1/1: Remove any excess solder as needed.
  • Prepare your Desoldering Tools. Remove the grey wire attached to the Motherboard.

  • Remove any excess solder as needed.

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  • Remove the three #00 Screws holding down the Motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Use the same Tweezers to carefully pull the microphone away from the front of the frame. Image 2/2: Use the same Tweezers to carefully pull the microphone away from the front of the frame.
  • Use a pair of Tweezers to carefully pull the side buttons away from the frame.

  • Use the same Tweezers to carefully pull the microphone away from the front of the frame.

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  • Use your fingernails or a plastic opening tool to remove any remaining ribbon cables from the Motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Repair or replace the Motherboard as needed.
  • With the cables removed, lift the Motherboard off of the frame.

  • Repair or replace the Motherboard as needed.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order while being careful with the electronics on your repaired/replaced Motherboard.

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