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Introducción

Repairability assessment for the ASUS ZenPad 3S 10.

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    • Packaging and device reference photos.

    Step 2 says “After removing the T3 Torx screws (and microSD card tray)” but step 1 does not indicate the locations or techniques of these items.

    Gerald Dueck - Contestar

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    • After removing the T3 Torx screws (and microSD card tray), the rear case is simply secured by plastic clips and can be easily removed with a suction cup.

    • The rear case is completely bare of components making it a cheap quick replacement and opening procedure.

    • The battery is unfortunately not immediately accessible as it is behind two interconnect cables.

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    • The battery connector can be immediately disconnected. Repairs are always safer with the battery disconnected, so the earlier the better.

    • The first immediately removable components are: rear- and front-facing cameras, button cable, display and daughterboard interconnect cables.

    • All components in this layer are modular, decreasing the price of replacement. Only the button cables feature any adhesive; less adhesive means better repairability.

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    • The battery tray is secured with eleven Phillips screws and is simple to remove.

    • Worth noting: one screw had a tamper-evident sticker, indicative of a manufacturer that doesn't exactly encourage DIY repairs.

    • The adhesive securing the battery to the tray is fairly light, but the battery and tray are so thin that damage may occur during removal.

    • Replacement batteries will not likely include a new tray, so that component will need to be transferred to the new battery.

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    • The majority of the remaining components may be removed at the same time as the battery—however, the motherboard is layered under the battery.

    • Components include: modular microSD reader, motherboard, modular speakers, and daughterboard.

    • The headphone jack is soldered to the motherboard; that high-wear component will be an expensive replacement.

    • The modular components, including the daughterboard, should be fairly inexpensive repairs.

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    • The final components off of the display assembly are two antenna boards with accompanying interconnect cables.

    • The display itself is a digitizer fused to a display and mounted to a display frame; the home button is also built into this assembly. This increases the cost of repair for both digitizer and screen replacements.

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    • The ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 earns an 8 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair):

    • Most components (including the cameras, speakers, volume buttons, charging port board, and microSD reader) are modular and easy to replace.

    • The battery is fairly easy to safely remove and replace.

    • Only mild adhesive, reusable clips, and standard screws (Torx and Phillips) secure the device.

    • Display assembly, including home button, is a single fused component, that requires disassembling the entire tablet to replace.

    • Manufacturer does not provide user-accessible repair documentation.

Conclusión

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

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anyone know wher i can buy new battery ?

alan alan - Contestar

The entire touch screen is non responsive ever since the screen got small crack. Where can i buy digitizer for this tablet and how much is estimated cost? Please help me.

Sulav Uprety - Contestar

I’m not even sure how it happened, but I recently found my ZenPad cracked around the home button. The whole display went numb as a result.

I was lucky enough to find a replacement display assembly on eBay. It was around $140 shipped from China. I am assuming the price is due to the fingerprint scanner being fused to the screen/digitizer permanently. I just hope it gets here in working condition. Packaging has never been a strong point of no-brand electronics from China.

M. Landry -

@M. Landry Did it get delivered? And did the replacement work? The whole tablet has been sitting idle for months now. I was using mouse to use it via otg cable. If it worked, then i will order it too.

Sulav Uprety -

Wich emmc is mounted on it?

SpiritFive - Contestar

I’m unable to put one of the battery cable back. The one that was folded. Do I have to open its connectors somehow?

Karoly Lukacs - Contestar

Did you ever get that one in? There is a thing to open it on the left side. That one was tricky!

singnwinds -

Thank you for the guide! I replaced the LCD/ glass twice, and while the tablet seems to boot up, I get nothing on the LCD. Can’t be the LCD unless BOTH of them were defective… Not sure what I’m missing here.

David Murray - Contestar

How did you remove the button cables from the chassis? I ordered a replacement display from ebay and the one they sent had a broken button cable. They seem to be stuck.

Kevin Mai - Contestar

You say the home button / fingerprint scanner is part of the touch screen/LCD/display frame assembly. Do you think it's at all possible to remove the home screen assembly from that? I can find decently priced screen/LCD pieces on eBay, but none of them seem to have the home button.

Ryan Ritson - Contestar

I seen a video on YouTube in a foreign language that shows just replacing the screen without the frame. It involved a heat gun and a lot more work!

singnwinds -

Unfortunately, finding the charging board is like trying to find gold in a silver mine. Imposible.

dave milmore - Contestar

I replaced the display using this guide. Found a display on Amazon that included the button. Cost about $140 and was shipped from China. I haven't tested everything yet, but it looks like it works!

singnwinds - Contestar

have the other model of this tablet the verizon and it should be a simpler repair as the screen assembly is just connected by the ribbon cable. but when i replaced the bad one with a supposedly good one it did not turn on fully it lit up but did not seem to boot normally, not sure what i am missing. can you please do a repair guide or link to one on this model cant find one anywhere.

D C Gubler - Contestar

I have the zenpad 3s 10kl. I know, that it is a touch bigger than the 10m, because I once accidently ordered the wrong case. On Ebay all the Display-Assemblys are said to work for both versions - can anybody confirm this?

Adrian - Contestar

It would have been nice if actual instructions had been included here. I just ruined by tablet trying to replace the daughterboard. I could have used some advance warning about how fragile those ribbon cables are, and how easy it is to bend the metal edge of the case and crack the screen trying to screw it back together. Some guidance about the daughterboard connectors would also have been handy.

Avram Grumer - Contestar

How can I tell exactly which model I have?

Patrick Crist - Contestar

When trying to lift up the flaps for the ribbon cables I ended up breaking the flap and the pins don't make proper contact anymore therefore losing the display all together. Anyway this can be repaired or a way to buy a new motherboard?

Brandon Neal - Contestar

I managed to get the back off without using any suction cups. Also, I don’t think the guide is very useful re the interconnect cables - you need to be careful with these. The one of the left - you can pull these off with care. The one on the right however - these cables are secured with little flaps built into the socket which you can flip up to open or close. Also, I managed to get the battery/tray out without disconnecting the bottom of the right hand cable. So just try to unclick the holder of the right interconnect before you pull it out. Otherwise, changing the battery is quite straight forward. Unfortunately, it seems as though there are not many places where you can buy new batteries!

P S - Contestar

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