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

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.

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Rest the tablet on its glass face.
  • 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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Remove back plate from the face plate. Remove the tape from speaker and detach speaker from back plate.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove the other wire ribbon on the other side of the motherboard.

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Now you can remove the motherboard and replace with a new one.
  • 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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