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To one who has never done any sort of work with technology, replacing the motherboard can seem scary by the sound of it. This guide will walk you through how easy it actually is and how quickly it can be done! You’ll feel like a professional IT worker at the end!

  1. Place the plastic opening tool into the SD card slot or charge port. Try in an upward motion until you see a separation between the tablet and back cover.
    • Place the plastic opening tool into the SD card slot or charge port.

    • Try in an upward motion until you see a separation between the tablet and back cover.

  2. Work around the entire device by sliding the plastic opening tool around the rim.
    • Work around the entire device by sliding the plastic opening tool around the rim.

    • If this is the first time, it will be hard to separate the back cover from the tablet.

    • The clips are approximately 5 cm apart. While working around the device, the clips will make a dislocating sound when disconnected.

  3. Remove the back cover once all links have been separated.
    • Remove the back cover once all links have been separated.

    • Be careful when touching any of the internal components of the tablet.

  4. Place the plastic opening tool in between the outer rim. Move the tool in a downward motion to separate the 2 parts. Run the tool along the rim to disconnect all connectors holding the outer rim to the back of the device.
    • Place the plastic opening tool in between the outer rim.

    • Move the tool in a downward motion to separate the 2 parts.

    • Run the tool along the rim to disconnect all connectors holding the outer rim to the back of the device.

  5. Repeat this step for all four sides, then remove the rim.
    • Repeat this step for all four sides, then remove the rim.

  6. Using tweezers,  peel back the green tape from the ZIF connectors on the two black ribbon cables. Use a plastic opening tool to lift up the plastic clips on the ZIF connectors. Use a plastic opening tool to lift up the plastic clips on the ZIF connectors.
    • Using tweezers, peel back the green tape from the ZIF connectors on the two black ribbon cables.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift up the plastic clips on the ZIF connectors.

  7. Remove the six  2mm screws Phillips #000 screws surrounding the battery.
    • Remove the six 2mm screws Phillips #000 screws surrounding the battery.

  8. Place the plastic opening tool between the frame and battery. Move the plastic opening tool in a downward motion, away from the battery to bring the battery out of the device. Move the plastic opening tool in a downward motion, away from the battery to bring the battery out of the device.
    • Place the plastic opening tool between the frame and battery.

    • Move the plastic opening tool in a downward motion, away from the battery to bring the battery out of the device.

  9. Hold the battery  and disconnect the plug to remove the battery. Hold the battery  and disconnect the plug to remove the battery. Hold the battery  and disconnect the plug to remove the battery.
    • Hold the battery and disconnect the plug to remove the battery.

  10. Using a Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove two screws on the ribbon cable bracket.
    • Using a Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove two screws on the ribbon cable bracket.

  11. Using a spudger, lift up the flex connector.
    • Using a spudger, lift up the flex connector.

  12. Use a heat gun on the heat bracket and gently pry up the bracket. Use a heat gun on the heat bracket and gently pry up the bracket.
    • Use a heat gun on the heat bracket and gently pry up the bracket.

  13. Using a spudger, pry up front camera located near the front edge of the tablet. Remove the rear camera with spudger located directly next to the front camera.
    • Using a spudger, pry up front camera located near the front edge of the tablet.

    • Remove the rear camera with spudger located directly next to the front camera.

  14. Release the loud speaker connection on the left of the tablet from mother board with spudger by prying. Remove the 2 screws on the sides of the headphone jack with Phillips #000 screwdriver.
    • Release the loud speaker connection on the left of the tablet from mother board with spudger by prying.

    • Remove the 2 screws on the sides of the headphone jack with Phillips #000 screwdriver.

  15. Lightly heat the loud speaker module on the front edge slightly from the side. Using a plastic opening pick, detach it and bend it upwards.
    • Lightly heat the loud speaker module on the front edge slightly from the side.

    • Using a plastic opening pick, detach it and bend it upwards.

  16. Remove the left loud speaker by lightly prying with tweezers.
    • Remove the left loud speaker by lightly prying with tweezers.

  17. On the right loud speaker, remove 1 screw from the loud speaker module using Phillips #000 screwdriver.
    • On the right loud speaker, remove 1 screw from the loud speaker module using Phillips #000 screwdriver.

  18. Lightly use heat on right  loud speaker module. Pry out the  vibration motor with tweezers. Pry out whole loud speaker module with tweezers.
    • Lightly use heat on right loud speaker module.

    • Pry out the vibration motor with tweezers.

    • Pry out whole loud speaker module with tweezers.

  19. Release the connection of the light sensor, next to the front camera, by lifting up with a spudger.
    • Release the connection of the light sensor, next to the front camera, by lifting up with a spudger.

  20. Lift out the motherboard with a spudger.
    • Lift out the motherboard with a spudger.

Conclusión

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

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