Introduction

This guide will show how to replace a defective power button on the Verizon Ellipsis 7.

Image 1/3: Remove the SIM card from the device to prevent damage. Image 2/3: To remove the SIM card, open the SIM card cover on the side of the device. Image 3/3: Push SIM card in, then remove after it pops out with an audible click.
  • Power down device by holding down the power button until the screen goes black.

  • Remove the SIM card from the device to prevent damage.

    • To remove the SIM card, open the SIM card cover on the side of the device.

    • Push SIM card in, then remove after it pops out with an audible click.

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Image 1/2: Pry open the back cover carefully with a plastic opening tool. Image 2/2: Use the opening tool to disconnect the cover completely.  Do not attempt to pull the back cover off with your hands.
  • Take off the back panel.

    • Pry open the back cover carefully with a plastic opening tool.

    • Use the opening tool to disconnect the cover completely. Do not attempt to pull the back cover off with your hands.

  • Be sure to pry open all sides of the device. Attempting to take off the back cover when part of it is attached may snap the cover.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the charging port board to the motherboard using tweezers. Image 2/3: Use the tweezers to grab the sides of  black, plastic connector.  Do not grab from the wires or try to wedge it out from the bottom. Image 3/3: Be extremely careful when disconnecting the ribbon cable. It is very delicate.
  • Remove the charging (micro-USB) port by unscrewing the indicated screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the charging port board to the motherboard using tweezers.

    • Use the tweezers to grab the sides of black, plastic connector. Do not grab from the wires or try to wedge it out from the bottom.

  • Be extremely careful when disconnecting the ribbon cable. It is very delicate.

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Image 1/2: Use the tweezers to carefully disconnect speakers from motherboard Image 2/2: Use the tweezers to carefully disconnect speakers from motherboard
  • Disconnect Speakers from motherboard

  • Use the tweezers to carefully disconnect speakers from motherboard

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Image 1/3: Use Tweezers to carefully disengage connector Image 2/3: Use Tweezers to carefully disengage connector Image 3/3: Use Tweezers to carefully disengage connector
  • Disconnect Battery

  • Use Tweezers to carefully disengage connector

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Image 1/3: Use Spudger tool to lift back tab. Image 2/3: After the back tab has been lifted the cable can be removed with tweezers. Image 3/3: Note: when using tweezers, be careful not to damage ribbon cable
  • Disconnect Digitizer Ribbon Cable

  • Use Spudger tool to lift back tab.

  • After the back tab has been lifted the cable can be removed with tweezers.

    • Note: when using tweezers, be careful not to damage ribbon cable

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Image 1/3: Use Spudger Tool to lift tab. Image 2/3: After the tab is lifted the cable can be removed Image 3/3: After the tab is lifted the cable can be removed
  • Disconnect ribbon Cable

  • Use Spudger Tool to lift tab.

  • After the tab is lifted the cable can be removed

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Image 1/3: Use Spudger Tool to pop the Antenna Cable from the base. Image 2/3: Use Spudger Tool to pop the Antenna Cable from the base. Image 3/3: Use Spudger Tool to pop the Antenna Cable from the base.
  • Disconnect all Antenna Cables

  • Use Spudger Tool to pop the Antenna Cable from the base.

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Image 1/2: There is 1 Phillips #00 screw that is 3.175mm in length. This screw also has a larger head then the rest of the screws. Image 2/2: Note: when reassembling the motherboard, screw the bigger headed screw in the original location.
  • Remove 9 Phillips #00 screws. The length of 4.76 mm

  • There is 1 Phillips #00 screw that is 3.175mm in length. This screw also has a larger head then the rest of the screws.

    • Note: when reassembling the motherboard, screw the bigger headed screw in the original location.

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Image 1/2: Locate Power button Image 2/2: Locate Power button
  • Remove Motherboard

  • Locate Power button

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  • Desolder the power button from the motherboard.

    • Learn how to solder and desolder components here!

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Conclusion

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

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