Introduction

This guide will show how to replace the screen in the VTech Innotab Max.

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  • Remove all screw caps from the back panel using a metal spudger.

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Image 1/3: If there is a cartridge in the device make sure to remove it. Image 2/3: If there is a cartridge in the device make sure to remove it. Image 3/3: If there is a cartridge in the device make sure to remove it.
  • Next remove all of the now uncovered screws.

  • If there is a cartridge in the device make sure to remove it.

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  • Now that all of the screws have been removed, pry the back cover off using a plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/2: To remove the front cover, remove the springs holding the pictured brackets in place, then pull it away. Image 2/2: To remove the front cover, remove the springs holding the pictured brackets in place, then pull it away.
  • Here you can see the back cover has been fully removed and you can now access the front cover.

  • To remove the front cover, remove the springs holding the pictured brackets in place, then pull it away.

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  • Once the back cover is removed the battery will be located in the bottom right as you can see in the image to the right.

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Image 1/3: Pry carefully to avoid damaging the battery. The battery may start to bend slightly, this is normal and not a cause for concern. Image 2/3: It is best to use a plastic card or nylon spudger to remove the battery. Metal tools can puncture a battery, potentially causing a fire. Image 3/3: It is best to use a plastic card or nylon spudger to remove the battery. Metal tools can puncture a battery, potentially causing a fire.
  • Remove the tape holding down the wires, and carefully pry the battery off of the base of the device.

  • Pry carefully to avoid damaging the battery. The battery may start to bend slightly, this is normal and not a cause for concern.

  • It is best to use a plastic card or nylon spudger to remove the battery. Metal tools can puncture a battery, potentially causing a fire.

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  • Now that the battery is free to be moved, unplug the wire connecting the battery to the motherboard.

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  • The battery is now fully disconnected.

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Image 1/2: To remove simply just turn and pull them out. Use a metal or nylon spudger if they are too small to grip. Image 2/2: To remove simply just turn and pull them out. Use a metal or nylon spudger if they are too small to grip.
  • In order to unlock the screen you need to remove the 4 pins that can be seen in the picture.

  • To remove simply just turn and pull them out. Use a metal or nylon spudger if they are too small to grip.

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  • Once the pins are removed the screen should be loose from the frame and only connected by the brown film pictured.

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Image 1/3: Be careful not to tear the film when pulling. Image 2/3: Be careful not to tear the film when pulling. Image 3/3: Be careful not to tear the film when pulling.
  • In order to completely remove the screen you need to unclip the film from the motherboard by simply using a pair of tweezers and gently pulling.

  • Be careful not to tear the film when pulling.

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  • Once unclipped from the motherboard the screen should be entirely free from the device

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Conclusion

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

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