Image 1/3: Have patience! These are held in with glue and can take time and a few attempts to remove. Image 2/3: Using a PH00 screwdriver, remove the 5.8mm screws found beneath each rubber cover (4 total). Image 3/3: Using a PH00 screwdriver, remove the 5.8mm screws found beneath each rubber cover (4 total).
  • Using your spudger or metal tweezers, work the rubber screw covers out of their sockets, found on each of the four corners of the back cover.

  • Have patience! These are held in with glue and can take time and a few attempts to remove.

  • Using a PH00 screwdriver, remove the 5.8mm screws found beneath each rubber cover (4 total).

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Image 1/3: Starting near the charging port, work in one direction around the perimeter of the device. Image 2/3: Do not insert prying tool deeper than is necessary to separate back cover. You may damage other components! Image 3/3: Lift off back cover to reveal the interior of the device.
  • Using the flat end of your prying tool, work the back cover away from the rest of the gTabet.

  • Starting near the charging port, work in one direction around the perimeter of the device.

  • Do not insert prying tool deeper than is necessary to separate back cover. You may damage other components!

  • Lift off back cover to reveal the interior of the device.

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Image 1/3: There is tape holding several wires in place. This must be removed before the battery can be removed. Peel it gently; you will want to use it later. Image 2/3: There is tape holding several wires in place. This must be removed before the battery can be removed. Peel it gently; you will want to use it later. Image 3/3: There is tape holding several wires in place. This must be removed before the battery can be removed. Peel it gently; you will want to use it later.
  • The battery is the large black square that dominates much of the device interior.

  • There is tape holding several wires in place. This must be removed before the battery can be removed. Peel it gently; you will want to use it later.

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Image 1/3: The white connector(red markup) comes off while the off white connector(orange markup) stays on the motherboard. Image 2/3: The white connector(red markup) comes off while the off white connector(orange markup) stays on the motherboard. Image 3/3: The white connector(red markup) comes off while the off white connector(orange markup) stays on the motherboard.
  • Using a PLASTIC tool of your choice, push both ends of the power cable connector, one at a time, away from its housing. This will slowly wiggle the connector out of place.

  • The white connector(red markup) comes off while the off white connector(orange markup) stays on the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Pull the camera out of its housing and move it aside. Image 2/3: Be sure to move any wires out of the way before attempting to move the battery, as these are still connected and shouldn't be stressed! Image 3/3: Gently lift the battery up and away from the rest of the device and set it aside.
  • Using tweezers, remove the protective foam backing arch from the front-facing camera.

  • Pull the camera out of its housing and move it aside.

  • Be sure to move any wires out of the way before attempting to move the battery, as these are still connected and shouldn't be stressed!

  • Gently lift the battery up and away from the rest of the device and set it aside.

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Image 1/3: It is very easy to damage the wires going to and from these connectors! Going slow and using as little force as possible will help to prevent this. Image 2/3: It is very easy to damage the wires going to and from these connectors! Going slow and using as little force as possible will help to prevent this. Image 3/3: It is very easy to damage the wires going to and from these connectors! Going slow and using as little force as possible will help to prevent this.
  • Using tweezers or the spudger-wiggle technique, disconnect the two wires (shown here to the right of the battery power cable housing) from their housings.

  • It is very easy to damage the wires going to and from these connectors! Going slow and using as little force as possible will help to prevent this.

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Image 1/3: Now follow the wire attached to the antenna back to where it connects to the motherboard.  Gently rotate and lift the connection until it lifts away. Image 2/3: You may now install a replacement antenna by reversing these steps. Image 3/3: You may now install a replacement antenna by reversing these steps.
  • Find the antenna receiver affixed to the LCD Screen chassis with foil tape. Gently peel back the foil tape and remove the antenna.

  • Now follow the wire attached to the antenna back to where it connects to the motherboard. Gently rotate and lift the connection until it lifts away.

  • You may now install a replacement antenna by reversing these steps.

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Conclusion

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

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