Introduction

In cases where the device is not responding, this guide will help you replace the motherboard.

Place the tablet on a flat surface, facing upwards.
  • Place the tablet on a flat surface, facing upwards.

  • Starting from the portholes, use the plastic opening tools to remove the back cover of the tablet from the top half.

  • Being cautious of the wire connecting the speaker and the motherboard, place the front and back portion of the tablet close in proximity.

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Locate the five 3.5 mm black screws on the motherboard.
  • Locate the five 3.5 mm black screws on the motherboard.

  • Use the #00 Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws, place them in an appropriate location.

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  • Carefully peel off the tape covering the circuit boards and blue ribbons. The tape can be disposed or saved for reuse.

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  • After removing the tape, two blue ribbon wires can now be accessed. To disconnect, gently lift up the plastic ZIF tabs covering the wires.

  • Upon lifting the tab, the ribbons can now be safely pulled out of their connections.

  • To avoid breaking or damaging the plastic ZIF tabs, it is recommended to use tweezers.

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  • Locate the two wires connecting the speaker to the motherboard.

  • Use a soldering iron to desolder the red and black wires from their sockets.

    • Solder the speaker wires back in place during reassembly.

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  • Disconnect the wires connecting the battery to the motherboard.

  • Start from the sides and gently wiggle the connection out until it;s loose enough to pull.

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  • Pull out and free the motherboard from its position.

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Conclusion

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

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