Introduction

Complete the following guide to replace a broken digitizer or front screen on your tablet.

  1. At the bottom of the tablet, remove the two 3.6mm screws with a Phillips #000 screwdriver. At the bottom of the tablet, remove the two 3.6mm screws with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.
    • At the bottom of the tablet, remove the two 3.6mm screws with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

  2. Wedge a plastic opening tool into the edges of the tablet to pry it open. Wedge a plastic opening tool into the edges of the tablet to pry it open.
    • Wedge a plastic opening tool into the edges of the tablet to pry it open.

  3. Wedge a curved metal spudger under the speaker in order to remove it. The speaker is held in place by an adhesive and can be difficult to remove. The speaker is held in place by an adhesive and can be difficult to remove.
    • Wedge a curved metal spudger under the speaker in order to remove it.

    • The speaker is held in place by an adhesive and can be difficult to remove.

  4. Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the two 3.6mm screws. Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the two 3.6mm screws. Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the two 3.6mm screws.
    • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the two 3.6mm screws.

  5. Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black tab. Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black tab. Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black tab.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black tab.

  6. Carefully lift and remove the ribbon cable from the black tab. Carefully lift and remove the ribbon cable from the black tab.
    • Carefully lift and remove the ribbon cable from the black tab.

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  8. Use a plastic opening tool to remove the camera. Use a plastic opening tool to remove the camera.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the camera.

  9. Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the 3.6mm screw. Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the 3.6mm screw.
    • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the 3.6mm screw.

  10. Lift the tape holding down the battery. Lift the tape holding down the battery. Lift the tape holding down the battery.
    • Lift the tape holding down the battery.

  11. Wedge a plastic card underneath the battery to remove it. Wedge a plastic card underneath the battery to remove it.
    • Wedge a plastic card underneath the battery to remove it.

  12. Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black tab. Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black tab. Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black tab.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black tab.

  13. Carefully lift and remove the ribbon cable from the black tab. Carefully lift and remove the ribbon cable from the black tab.
    • Carefully lift and remove the ribbon cable from the black tab.

  14. Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black tab. Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black tab. Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black tab.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black tab.

  15. Safely remove the battery and motherboard from the tablet.
    • Safely remove the battery and motherboard from the tablet.

  16. Lift the tape on the sides. Lift the tape on the sides. Lift the tape on the sides.
    • Lift the tape on the sides.

  17. Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the three 2.5mm screws. Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the three 2.5mm screws. Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the three 2.5mm screws.
    • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the three 2.5mm screws.

  18. Wedge a metal spudger underneath the LCD screen to remove it. Wedge a metal spudger underneath the LCD screen to remove it. Wedge a metal spudger underneath the LCD screen to remove it.
    • Wedge a metal spudger underneath the LCD screen to remove it.

  19. Replace the front screen to replace the digitizer.
    • Replace the front screen to replace the digitizer.

Conclusion

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

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