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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.

  1. 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.
    • 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.

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

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

  4. 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.
    • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conclusione

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

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