Introduction

Step-by-step guide to replace the motherboard in a Asus VivoTab RT TF600T.

Make sure the tablet is turned off.
  • Make sure the tablet is turned off.

  • Remove the tablet from the attached keyboard.

    • To remove the keyboard, simply depress the switch on the left side of the screen and pull the tablet portion off.

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Rotate the device 180°, and use a PH000 screwdriver to remove the two 1.59 mm screws at the bottom.
  • Rotate the device 180°, and use a PH000 screwdriver to remove the two 1.59 mm screws at the bottom.

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  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the bottom right corner, and gently start to pry off the screen.

  • Once the screen begins to separate from the body of the device, start working the tool around the outer edges until the entire screen becomes detached.

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  • Now that the frame is separated, lift the screen assembly partially away from the motherboard.

    • The screen assembly is still connected to the motherboard. Use a small stack of books or other sturdy object to prop the screen up while you continue to work on freeing the cables.

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  • Before disconnecting the display cables, turn off the switch labeled DIP; this switch is used to de-energize the system.

  • The battery is connected to the motherboard. To avoid any short circuiting of the device, you must place the switch labeled DIP to OFF.

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  • Remove the yellow tape that secures the digitizer and LCD screen ZIF connectors.

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  • After removing the yellow tape, use a plastic opening tool to lift the two digitizer ZIF connector tabs; pull the ribbon cable free.

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  • Use a plastic opening too to lift the LCD screen ZIF connector; pull the ribbon cable free.

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  • Lift the screen upwards to remove.

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  • Remove the two 0.79mm screws from the charging port with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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  • Place the plastic opening tool behind the charging port, closest to the outer edge of the device.

  • Gently pry the charging port away from the frame.

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  • Remove the eleven 0.79 mm PH000 screws from the motherboard.

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  • Use a nylon spudger to help carefully pry the motherboard from the back panel.

  • Once the motherboard is relieved from the glue, use your hand to lift the motherboard up and to the opposite end of the back panel.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift and release the battery ZIF connector; gently pull the ribbon cable free.

  • Remove the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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