Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Acer Iconia Tab A500 – Disassembling procedure – how to remove the case – How to remove the battery – How to remove the mother board – tablet repair and service

Category: Tablets Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the case
  • How to remove the battery 
  • How to remove the motherboard 

Acer Iconia Tab A500

To start, gently separate one corner of the case using the black spudger. Once you have successfully pried the spudger in between the front case and back case, continue do so around the entire tablet until the back case is completely disconnected.
Locate the 4 screws and cable that hold in the two speakers. Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove these 2mm black screws.
Remove the 2mm silver screws. Not all 4 screws are going to be the same kind. This will not affect the speaker replacement.
Connector Cable Carefully remove the connector cable by pushing on the rim of black plastic insert.
Unfortunately, the top speaker is a wedged under the motherboard. To get this speaker out, use the spudger and gently pry it out. Remove the 5mm screws that are securing the battery to the rest of the tablet. Use the Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the 5mm screws.

Use the sharper end of the spudger to disconnect the battery from the mother board. The battery connector will slide off.
Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the screws near the edges of the tablet. They may be different sizes, the silver are 5mm and the black are 2mm.

Lift up on the black flaps to release the flat cables. Pull this Connector off. Use the spudger to detach the indicated cables. Remove the last motherboard screw under the rightmost cable. It is a silver 5mm.

Disconnect the two gold connectors by pulling straight up on them with your fingers. Like before, lift up on the black flap to detach the cable. Having disconnected all those pesky cables, the motherboard lifts cleanly out.