Introduction

ASUS ZenPad S8 is world first tablet which has independent high-end TV level video display processor inside. Let's find out where the processor is.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your ASUS ZenPad S8, use our service manual.

ASUS ZenPad S8 outside ASUS ZenPad S8 outside
  • ASUS ZenPad S8 outside

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The back case didn't use any screw or glue. The back case only use tenons to stick with front case. It's not hard to take apart.
  • The back case didn't use any screw or glue. The back case only use tenons to stick with front case. It's not hard to take apart.

How did you open this

Cainz - Reply

There are three big parts in  tablet-- upside circuit board, battery and downside circuit board. Base on my experience, upside circuit board has more important IC chips than downside board. There are three big parts in  tablet-- upside circuit board, battery and downside circuit board. Base on my experience, upside circuit board has more important IC chips than downside board. There are three big parts in  tablet-- upside circuit board, battery and downside circuit board. Base on my experience, upside circuit board has more important IC chips than downside board.
  • There are three big parts in tablet-- upside circuit board, battery and downside circuit board. Base on my experience, upside circuit board has more important IC chips than downside board.

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Let's closer look at the upside circuit board. We found 4 important IC chips. Hynix 4GB LPDDR3 DRAM. Intel Atom Z3580.
  • Let's closer look at the upside circuit board. We found 4 important IC chips.

  • Hynix 4GB LPDDR3 DRAM.

  • Intel Atom Z3580.

  • Kingston eMMC 32GB NAND Flash

  • Pixelworks PX8458WM. This is the independent high-end TV level video processor I'm looking for!!!

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Let's measure the size of Pixelworks IC. It's about 5mm x 5mm (0.2inch x 0.2 inch) From Pixelworks CEO comment, we know ASUS ZenPad S8 use IRIS1 chip. Although IRIS1 chip also target on smartphone market, we didn't find any smartphone use IRIS1 chip yet. When I ask ASUS tablet PM about the possibility of IRIS1 on smartphone, he imply the power consumption level of IRIS1 may not reach smartphone requirement. It will be more reasonable to see IRIS1 on tablet or laptop.
  • Let's measure the size of Pixelworks IC. It's about 5mm x 5mm (0.2inch x 0.2 inch)

  • From Pixelworks CEO comment, we know ASUS ZenPad S8 use IRIS1 chip. Although IRIS1 chip also target on smartphone market, we didn't find any smartphone use IRIS1 chip yet.

  • When I ask ASUS tablet PM about the possibility of IRIS1 on smartphone, he imply the power consumption level of IRIS1 may not reach smartphone requirement. It will be more reasonable to see IRIS1 on tablet or laptop.

Hi! I have a cracked screen and am looking on eBay for replacements. Most sellers only have one part, but a couple sellers have two digitizer/screen variants with the difference being the width of the connector cable. Does anyone know how to determine if there actually are two variants and if so, how to know which to order? Thanks in advance.

Zack Westlie - Reply

I don't know LCDs, but there are two models -

ASUS ZenPad 8.0 S - P01MA Z580CA - has active pen support and USB-C socket

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#USB-C

ASUS ZenPad 8.0 S - P01M Z580C - no active pen support and Micro-USB-B socket

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Micro_...

I'm guessing the Z580CA has extra wires on the connector for the pen support.

Does this help?

Eric D - Reply

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Step 4 , Green color highlighted part cannot be Intel atom cpu, it should be PMU

Buddhika Mahesh - Reply

It's hated too tell from your guide, but is it possible too replace the battery?

Geoffrey Paxson - Reply

Hi! I have a cracked screen and am looking on eBay for replacements. Most sellers only have one part, but a couple sellers have two digitizer/screen variants with the difference being the width of the connector cable. Does anyone know how to determine if there actually are two variants and if so, how to know which to order? Thanks in advance.

Zack Westlie - Reply

I have the Asus S 8 and it too has a cracked screen. I found this video on youtube.com where a guy replaces the glass screen on an Asus Transformer. He does mention two "ribbons" inside with numbers on them and says you should look at that to order the right screen, Right now, I'm trying to find a seller with the right glass. The digitizer is okay, it is only the glass which is cracked, it still works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmN_pDAF... is the video showing his repair.

Regards,

chita.jing@gmail.com

chita jing -

How do you remove the ribbon connectors? I was thinking its the unlockable lift but its too small to tell it doesn't seem to move.

John Embry - Reply

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmN_pDAF... for his technique to remove ribbon.

chita jing -

Hello, how can i fix an asus zenpad c7 that doesnt want to turn on, it seems that its been drained its battery dead but i cant charge it. It was dropped by kids so many times. I can hear and feel its vibrating when i pressed the on/off button but screen doesnt show anything. Any help please.

I sent it 1 time to seevice center and they said the relay was dislodged and battery was drained dead. Thanks in advance.

laidyaleda20 - Reply

Can anyone offer a suggestion as to a good replacement battery source... and part number?

danpobrien - Reply

I need to replace the usb charging port on mine, any suggestions?

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