1. Start out by separating the screen from the back cover using the larger plastic opening tool to pry them apart.
    • Start out by separating the screen from the back cover using the larger plastic opening tool to pry them apart.

    Separating the back cover was the hardest part of the procedure for me (a retired electrical/software engineer). I used a large flat screwdriver blade instead of the hard plastic tool shown. Go slow all the way around the tablet and expect pops as the pieces separate. I was not able to re-connect the back cover completely, accepting a paper-thin gap about 30% around the cover, but it is secure.

    Rick Nungester - Ответить

  2. Once every part of the screen is separated from the back cover, you should be able to fully remove it with your hands.
    • Once every part of the screen is separated from the back cover, you should be able to fully remove it with your hands.

    Peter how do I know which charging port I need thank you I don't know how else to reach you Tom Patrick mlc@earthlink.net all small case and no spaces thank you

    Tom Patrick - Ответить

    Yikes. I began carefully prizing off the screen - but when it finally came away the connector (near the top of the screen, about 1” from the right side) got ripped, so the unit is damaged beyond repair. I think it would have been helpful if your guide had warned us about this possibility and given some advice about how to make sure it doesn’t happen. I now have a broken tablet and a brand new battery, likewise of no use to me. Pretty heartbroken - the unit had been working fine, mainstay of daily use.

    goodone - Ответить

    For any future people repairing their tablets. DO NOT REMOVE THE SCREEN. I thought my tablet was a Tab 2, but no it was a Tab 3. No heat guns needed. I ended up cracking my screen a bit. I don’t know the extent of the damage yet, but Im probably going to get a replacement screen. You need to pop out the whole thing. Not just the front screen. The reason being that there’s a sort of metal scaffolding holding the screen and the back together. This needs to be separated to put in the new charging port.

    Matt -

    • To remove the battery you must use something small, such as tweezers, to disconnect the battery from its port.

    • Note: the connection lifts up to remove

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    • After the battery is disconnected you may use your hands to pull out the battery. It may be a little difficult because there is adhesive on the backside of the battery.

    You don't have to, just be careful with battery connector.

    Kyoko Hori - Ответить

    You have to be very careful with the battery connector. On mine, the plug was difficult to remove from the base and I ended up breaking the connections between the base and the circuit board. Maybe use the pry tool to hold the base down while easing out the plug.

    Hugh Morrison - Ответить

    I just did the same thing Hugh...does that mean my tablet is trashed? Can it be repaired?

    tlibert -

    • Unscrew the 2.9mm screws from the charging port with Phillips Head #000 and use the spudger to pry it up from under the port to remove component from the device.

    Hey Mr. fix it how can I get in contact with you to get a charging port I can't seem to find mine anywhere my name is Tom and my phone number is 7175332039I hope you see this if anybody else does that knows where I can get one give me a call thank you

    Tom Patrick - Ответить


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

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No need to remove the battery. You don't even need to unplug it, but be sure if you don't unplug it that the battery doesn't have a charge left.

Danyf - Ответить

My tablet had a plastic frame around the sides and bottom under the back which was impossible to get around. I had to cut off the section covering the battery charging port in order to get the old one out and put the new one in. but it seems fine and charges well and I'm really pleased I could fix my son's tablet without spending a lot of money.

Sasha Boucher - Ответить

Very easy repair. Thanks very much!

soccer123 - Ответить

Hey Danyf, Lithium Ion Batteries should never go fully dead. Your tablet is going to shut down before the battery goes fully dead. I would at-least unplug it to make sure you don't short out the battery, or fry the motherboard.

Randall Vonderbrink - Ответить

Hi All, just wanted ask a few questions regarding charging of Samsung galaxy 10.1 note.

I have recently changed a battery. In the start it was charging but now it's not? Do we have to reinstall drivers in android OS?

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