Einleitung

Is your motherboard dead, preventing your device from functioning? If so, here is a guide to remove your motherboard.

Make sure the device is turned off and disconnected from any power source.
  • Make sure the device is turned off and disconnected from any power source.

  • To disconnect the tablet from the keyboard attachment, open the laptop and lift the tablet component up from the keyboard dock.

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While handling the device, make sure to avoid pushing the power button.  Device must remain powered off.
  • While handling the device, make sure to avoid pushing the power button. Device must remain powered off.

  • Metal spudgers and similar prying tools can damage internal components like the motherboard. It is ideal to use a regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool, but for this device the metal jimmy and spudger were the only tools that worked.

  • Starting from the corner of the tablet, use a jimmy to create a gap between the screen and the back covering.

  • Insert a metal spudger in the gap that you created with the Jimmy.

  • Slowly maneuver the metal spudger along the perimeter of the tablet to pry the screen and back covering apart.

  • Separate the back covering from the screen.

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  • Using your hands, peel off the Polyimide tape (yellow tape).

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  • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 2mm screws at the bottom of the tablet and open the ZIF latch.

  • Gently remove the gold ribbon cable covering the battery and set it aside.

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  • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 2mm screws at the top right of the battery.

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  • Peel the three shiny black stickers from the battery (top left, bottom right, and bottom left), but keep them attached to the motherboard.

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  • Battery is adhered to the tablet.

  • Avoid putting pressure on the glass while separating the battery from the screen.

  • Use the spudger to separate the battery from glue that holds the battery to the screen. Carefully pry the battery from the tablet.

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  • Remove the battery from the device.

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  • Using a spudger, disconnect the two ribbon cables on the top right and the three on the bottom left of the motherboard.

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  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the five 2mm screws from the motherboard. There are two on the left edge and three on the bottom edge of the motherboard.

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  • Using the spudger, pry the speaker from the right side of the tablet.

  • Lift the red and black wires attached to speaker on right side out of the track to where it connects to motherboard and the speaker on the left side.

  • Using the spudger, pry the speaker from the left side of the tablet.

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  • Use a spudger to create a gap between motherboard and back covering.

  • Using the spudger, gently pry the motherboard away from the back covering.

  • Gently lift and remove the motherboard and speakers from tablet.

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Abschluss

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

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