Introduction

Is your InnoTab 3S screen cracked? This guide will walk you through replacing the screen of the Vtech InnoTab 3S.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

The battery compartment locks are located at the right and left of the battery compartments on the back of the device. While holding the battery compartment locks down, slide the two battery doors outwards from the sides of the device. Carefully remove the batteries from the battery compartment.
  • The battery compartment locks are located at the right and left of the battery compartments on the back of the device.

  • While holding the battery compartment locks down, slide the two battery doors outwards from the sides of the device.

  • Carefully remove the batteries from the battery compartment.

  • The standard battery options for the InnoTab 3S is four AA batteries. Vtech also offers a rechargeable battery online. Both battery options are removed from the device in the same way.

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Remove six 7 mm Phillips #1 screws from the interior of the battery compartment. Remove six 7 mm Phillips #1 screws from the interior of the battery compartment.
  • Remove six 7 mm Phillips #1 screws from the interior of the battery compartment.

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There are 5 hidden 7mm screws on the back of the device. Four at the top of the device and one at the bottom. All are covered by a white cap. Using a nylon or metal spudger, remove the five caps that hide the crews. Be careful not to scrape the plastic from the device using the spudger.
  • There are 5 hidden 7mm screws on the back of the device. Four at the top of the device and one at the bottom. All are covered by a white cap.

  • Using a nylon or metal spudger, remove the five caps that hide the crews.

    • Be careful not to scrape the plastic from the device using the spudger.

    • When removing the caps, hold the spudger vertically compared to the orientation of the board to make removal easier. Also try to push in with your spudger pointing towards the bottom of the device.

  • Remove the five 5mm Phillips #1 screws from the rear panel of the device.

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Carefully remove the rear panel from the front panel of the device.
  • Carefully remove the rear panel from the front panel of the device.

  • Once the rear panel is removed, you'll be able to see the motherboard and other components within the device.

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There are six 5mm screws securing the motherboard to the front panel of the device. Using a PH01 remove the screws that secure the motherboard to the front panel of the device.
  • There are six 5mm screws securing the motherboard to the front panel of the device.

  • Using a PH01 remove the screws that secure the motherboard to the front panel of the device.

  • Using the PH01 remove the 5mm screws securing the charger port and the buttons to the front panel.

  • Using the PH00 remove the six 3mm screws securing the battery clip.

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Using the tweezers remove the four battery clips a each corner of the device.
  • Using the tweezers remove the four battery clips a each corner of the device.

  • With the tweezers unsecure the charging port, headphone port and the light switch button from the front panel of the device.

  • Carefully lift the motherboard and device screen from the front panel of the device.

    • Avoid forceful movements when removing the motherboard to prevent damage of device components.

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Open the clip holding the screen plug with the yellow film. The clip securing the screen is located at the top of the motherboard. Remove  all seven of the 5mm screws on the motherboard to separate the motherboard from the screen.
  • Open the clip holding the screen plug with the yellow film.

  • The clip securing the screen is located at the top of the motherboard.

  • Remove all seven of the 5mm screws on the motherboard to separate the motherboard from the screen.

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Avoid forceful movements when separating the screen from the motherboard. Carefully separate the motherboard from the device screen. Replace the damaged screen with an operational one.
  • Avoid forceful movements when separating the screen from the motherboard.

  • Carefully separate the motherboard from the device screen. Replace the damaged screen with an operational one.

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Conclusion

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

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4 Comments

What is the part number for the screen. Where can I buy one. Thank you.

david goodwin - Reply

what is the size of the screen

Adrienne Dooms - Reply

My grandson dropped his innotab 3 and now the screen is all scrambled. Can this be fixed? It did not crack the screen.

charma1963 - Reply

Where can I buy the replacement screen for the Vtech innotab 3S

Michael Kurrus - Reply

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