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Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 -- Opening Your Device

Prerequisite Only

Prerequisite Only

Please note that this guide is only a prerequisite for other guides.

In this guide, you will learn how to open your device so parts on the inside can be accessed and replaced.

  • Author: Aaron Morland
  • Time estimate: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

Before you begin following this guide, make sure you have a clean and flat work space in front of you. Orient the device so that the screen is face up and the "Asus" logo is in the top left corner, as seen in the Device Page cover photo.

Step 1 Opening Your Device  ¶ 

Power down your device.

Step 1 Opening Your Device  ¶ 

  • Power down your device.

  • Place the small suction cup on a corner of the screen and lightly pull up to expose a seam between the screen and case.

Step 2  ¶ 

Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam near the corner of the device. Slowly slide the tool around the perimeter of the device, gradually prying up the screen. It is normal to hear snaps as the spring clips holding the screen in place are released.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam near the corner of the device.

  • Slowly slide the tool around the perimeter of the device, gradually prying up the screen.

  • It is normal to hear snaps as the spring clips holding the screen in place are released.

  • It is also normal to hear adhesive separating, as a small amount is used to help secure the screen.

Step 3  ¶ 

When the screen is free of all spring clips and adhesive, slowly open the device like a clam shell with the hinge being the left hand side of the device. Do not completely separate the screen from the case by more than a few inches, as they are still connected by three orange ribbon cables. Safely place the device back on the table by laying the screen face down.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • When the screen is free of all spring clips and adhesive, slowly open the device like a clam shell with the hinge being the left hand side of the device.

  • Do not completely separate the screen from the case by more than a few inches, as they are still connected by three orange ribbon cables.

  • Safely place the device back on the table by laying the screen face down.

  • There will be some slight overlapping of the back of the case over the screen.

Step 4  ¶ 

Disconnect the ribbon cable by placing a plastic opening tool under the black plastic tab that is on the opposite side of the port as the ribbon cable. Pry upward until the black tab moves 90 degrees, and gently pull the ribbon cable out of the port.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable by placing a plastic opening tool under the black plastic tab that is on the opposite side of the port as the ribbon cable.

  • Pry upward until the black tab moves 90 degrees, and gently pull the ribbon cable out of the port.

Step 5  ¶ 

Place a plastic opening tool under the black plastic tab on one of the ribbon cable ports.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Place a plastic opening tool under the black plastic tab on one of the ribbon cable ports.

  • Pry upward until the black tab moves 90 degrees, and gently pull the ribbon cable out of the port.

  • Repeat the previous process to remove the other ribbon cable.

Step 6  ¶ 

Remove the battery (secured by six screws and a white wire connector) by following the removal portion of this battery replacement guide.

Step 6  ¶ 

  • Remove the battery (secured by six screws and a white wire connector) by following the removal portion of this battery replacement guide.

  • The device that we wrote this guide for did not come with a battery, so we cannot include it in our own guide steps.

  • The battery is removed during all repairs to protect against short circuits, shocks, and internal damage to the device.