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Introduction

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 motherboard replacement has multiple steps but once you have gone through the display and battery removal, the motherboard replacement is a straightforward process. Be warned that there are many connectors to undo. A malfunctioning can cause the device to not turn on, unusual visuals on the display, or if your device crashes regularly.

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    • To soften the adhesive holding the tablet together, heat up the edges of the glass panel using a heated iOpener on the edge of the device.

    • We used two iOpeners to open up the tablet. The process is doable with a single iOpener, but would take substantially longer. Alternatively, you can use a heat gun to quickly loosen the adhesive.

    • Leave the iOpener on edge for two minutes.

    • Be careful not to burn yourself while handling the hot iOpener. For more information on the iOpener, use the iOpener Instructions Guide.

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    • Place a suction cup near edge that you heated up with the iOpener.

    • Press down on the suction cup to create a seal, and pull up with force to create a separation between the display and the midframe.

    • Use an opening tool to split apart the glass panel from the midframe.

    • Be careful to not break the glass when prying from the frame.

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    • As you continue along the edge using the opening tool, use a plastic card to keep the glass separate from the midframe.

    • You can also use multiple opening picks instead of a plastic card.

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    • As you remove the glass panel, be careful not to tear the ribbon connecting the motherboard to the display.

    • Pull off the glass panel using the suction cup.

    • Carefully disconnect the ribbon connecting the display assembly to the motherboard. You can disconnect this ribbon from either end.

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    • Repeat steps 3 through 7 to remove the rear glass panel on the opposite side of the device.

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    • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to unscrew the five screws securing the battery, and the twenty-two screws surrounding the midframe.

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    • The midframe should snap off from the device’s motherboard.

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    • Locate the ribbon running from the midframe and disconnect it from the motherboard with the flat end of a spudger.

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    • Use the flat end of the spudger to pop off the connector between the battery and the motherboard.

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    • Flip the midframe over and pop the battery out, making sure to slide it out from underneath the ribbon cables.

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    • The battery should now be removed and detached from the device.

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    • Use the black nylon spudger to lift the gray ZIF connector up and pull out the orange ribbon cable below the camera.

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    • Remove the ribbon cable for the front facing camera after popping the red ZIF connector bar up with a spudger.

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    • Disconnect the three press fit connectors in the top section of the midframe by prying upwards with the spudger.

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    • Pull back the green tape on the upper section of the motherboard with your tweezers to reveal the ZIF connector below.

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    • Push the red bar up from the ZIF connector with the spudger and pull the orange, touchpad ribbon cable out.

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    • Use the spudger to disconnect five more press fit connectors on the left side of the motherboard by prying upwards.

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    • Pop the coaxial antenna cables off from the motherboard with the spudger.

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    • Using your fingers, move all the cables aside and wiggle the motherboard free.

Conclusion

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

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