Introduction

This is a guide for motherboard replacement of the tablet. To reach motherboard, the plastic backing, battery, and camera must be removed. After the replacement, these components need to be re-assemble to make it work.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

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

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Image 1/1: Insert the tip of a plastic opening tool into the small gap between grey and white plastic and pry open (You should hear the clips opening up).
  • Rest the tablet on its glass face.

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

  • Gently work your way around the parameter of the tablets edge.

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Image 1/2: Remove the tape from speaker and detach speaker from back plate. Image 2/2: The speaker is connected to the motherboard by two soldered wires. Don't break them when you remove the speaker.
  • Remove back plate from the face plate.

  • Remove the tape from speaker and detach speaker from back plate.

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

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

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  • Use the same screw driver for teardown to move three screws as shown in the picture.

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  • Open the ZIF connector, the black locker part over the wire ribbon in the motherboard and remove the wire ribbon which connects the motherboard and the screen.

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

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to damage the battery and speaker wires which are soldered on the motherboard.
  • Now you can remove the motherboard and replace with a new one.

  • Be careful not to damage the battery and speaker wires which are soldered on the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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