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Introduction

This guide requires three prerequisite guides for the proper replacement of the digitizer screen on the front of the Zeki tablet. Please, take a moment to familiarize yourself with those guides. They can be found in the details section of this guide.

  1. Remove the two screws from the end of the device where the ports are located. Remove the two screws from the end of the device where the ports are located.
    • Remove the two screws from the end of the device where the ports are located.

  2. Rest the tablet on the glass face.
    • Rest the tablet on the glass face.

    • Insert the tip of a plastic opening tool into the small gap, between the grey and white plastic. Pry it open, (you should hear the clips opening up).

    • Gently work your way around the perimeter of the tablet's edge.

  3. Separate the back and face plates. Remove any tape on the speaker, and detach the speaker from the back plate.
    • Separate the back and face plates.

    • Remove any tape on the speaker, and detach the speaker from the back plate.

    • The speaker is connected to the motherboard by two soldered wires. Don't break them when you remove the speaker.

  4. Remove the Wi-Fi antenna element, which is highlighted by red in the picture,  from the front plate.
    • Remove the Wi-Fi antenna element, which is highlighted by red in the picture, from the front plate.

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  6. Use the same screw driver as the previous step, and unscrew three screws. (Circled in the figure.)
    • Use the same screw driver as the previous step, and unscrew three screws. (Circled in the figure.)

  7. Open the ZIF connector. It will look like a black locker, covering a wire ribbon. Then, remove the wire ribbon that connects the motherboard, and the screen.
    • Open the ZIF connector. It will look like a black locker, covering a wire ribbon. Then, remove the wire ribbon that connects the motherboard, and the screen.

  8. Remove the other wire ribbon on the opposite side of the motherboard.
    • Remove the other wire ribbon on the opposite side of the motherboard.

  9. Now, remove the motherboard and replace it with a new one.
    • Now, remove the motherboard and replace it with a new one.

    • Be careful not to damage the battery, or the speaker wires. They are soldered onto the motherboard.

  10. Use an opening tool to detach the clip between the front frame, and the metal loader.
    • Use an opening tool to detach the clip between the front frame, and the metal loader.

    • There are several clips on each side of the frame. Detach ALL of them before you open the loader.

  11. Open the loader, and detach the LCD screen.
    • Open the loader, and detach the LCD screen.

    • This assembly contains three separate pieces. Detach the display slowly, to aviod dropping any o

  12. The display is now separated from the digitizer.
    • The display is now separated from the digitizer.

Conclusion

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

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