Salta al contenuto principale
Aiuto

Tecnica: Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 Repairability Assessment

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 repairability assessment performed on January 6, 2017.

Unlike most tablets, the Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 has a display assembly that is easy to remove, a big positive when looking at repair. The battery is incredibly difficult to remove, however, giving the tablet a 7 out of 10 on the repairability scale.

Passo 1 Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 Repairability Assessment  ¶ 

Front/back reference shots. Front/back reference shots. Front/back reference shots.

Passo 1 Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 Repairability Assessment  ¶ 

  • Front/back reference shots.

Passo 2  ¶ 

Simple plastic clips make opening easy. The display cable has enough slack to lay the display aside to work on the interior.

Passo 2  ¶ 

  • Simple plastic clips make opening easy.

  • The display cable has enough slack to lay the display aside to work on the interior.

Passo 3  ¶ 

Display assembly carries: display interconnect cable, home button/fingerprint reader and cable, and its bracket.

Passo 3  ¶ 

  • Display assembly carries: display interconnect cable, home button/fingerprint reader and cable, and its bracket.

  • Home button/fingerprint reader is easily removed and replaced.

Passo 4  ¶ 

The battery is glued to the rear case by very strong adhesive. Heat, adhesive removal fluid, and much prying, the battery is removed.

Passo 4  ¶ 

  • The battery is glued to the rear case by very strong adhesive.

  • Heat, adhesive removal fluid, and much prying, the battery is removed.

  • Frustrating that an inevitable repair/replacement would be this hard, but at least it isn't blocking other components' replacement.

Passo 5  ¶ 

The bracket over the speaker and button/headphone jack cable has two different kinds of screws, Torx and Phillips, making removal obnoxious. Removable in parallel with the battery are: lower speaker, speaker/antennas, brackets, and microphone bumper.

Passo 5  ¶ 

  • The bracket over the speaker and button/headphone jack cable has two different kinds of screws, Torx and Phillips, making removal obnoxious.

  • Removable in parallel with the battery are: lower speaker, speaker/antennas, brackets, and microphone bumper.

  • SIM tray can be removed while the device is sealed, obviously.

Passo 6  ¶ 

The final components out of the rear case are fairly modular:

Passo 6  ¶ 

  • The final components out of the rear case are fairly modular:

  • SIM reader and vibrator assembly

  • Headphone jack and button cable assembly

  • Front and rear facing cameras

  • Motherboard, unfortunately has a soldered-on charging port. That means a more expensive repair for a common failure point.

Passo 7  ¶ 

The Huawei MediaPad M2 earns a 7 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair): The display is easily removed from the simple clips holding it to the body, simplifying repairs.

Passo 7  ¶ 

  • The Huawei MediaPad M2 earns a 7 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair):

  • The display is easily removed from the simple clips holding it to the body, simplifying repairs.

  • Most components are modular and not overly complex.

  • The battery is extremely difficult to remove, even with heat and prying.

  • The charging port is soldered to the motherboard, making replacement of this high-use component expensive.

  • Manufacturer does not provide user-accessible repair documentation.