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Disassembly of the mobile device Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5'' SM-T590 with each step description and the required set of tools.

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Step 1. Before disassembling!

⚠️ Before disassembling, do not forget to turn your phone off.


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Step 2. Remove the tray

Use the Key tool (aka Needle) or Paperclip. Push the tip all the way into the hole until the tray ejects, and then pull the tray of SIM and Memory card (Micro SD) out.

ℹ️️ Remember the location for the SIM and Memory card (Micro SD) trays so that nothing is confused when reassembling.

⚠️ Pay attention! The tool must be inserted into a hole on the edge of the phone's housing. Do not press too hard. It may break the tray eject mechanism.


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Step 3. Open the back cover

Using a spudger or a plastic pick, carefully, around the edge, detach the back cover clips, and remove it.

Do not insert the tool deeply or bend it. Otherwise, the housing may be tampered with or damaged.

⚠️ Be careful when opening the cover from the volume and power buttons side. Thin cable and fragile buttons are straightforward to damage.

⚠️ Look in advance in the picture for the cables’ location for inter-board, touchscreen, display, buttons (if any) under the cover to not damage them accidentally.


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Step 4. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible.

ℹ️️ The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5'' SM-T590 model has a battery EB-BT595ABA with 7300 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

⚠️ It is highly recommended to disconnect the connector to avoid possible short circuits during disassembly.

Also, try not to use a metal tool to disconnect the rechargeable battery connector or do it carefully.


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Step 5. Remove the inter-board cable

Carefully, preferably from the edge, disconnect the connectors and remove the inter-board cable connecting the mainboard to the daughterboard (also known as the sub-board).

⚠️ Be careful when removing the cables from the connectors, the cables are pretty thin, and it is easy enough to break them or damage the contact tracks inside.

ℹ️️ An arrow on the FFC cable (flexible flat cable) indicates its correct position.


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Step 6. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 10 screws securing the battery.


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Step 7. Remove the battery

Disconnect the connectors, bend the cables to release the battery, and carefully remove the battery.


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Step 8. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew two screws securing the charging port.


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Step 9. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect the loudspeakers connectors.


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Step 10. Remove the daughterboard

Remove the sub-board. It is glued to the frame with metalized tape, so to facilitate the process, the board can be heated a bit.

ℹ️️ The board contains a charging port (Micro USB) and an antenna unit.

⚠️ It is not necessary to insert the tool under the board when removing the sub-board. Internal components could be damaged.


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Step 11. Remove the cards holder

Disconnect the connectors and remove the board with the card holders.


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Step 12. Remove the cable

Carefully remove the cable with connectors for a docking station.


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Step 13. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect the connectors of coaxial cables and an inter-board cable.


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Step 14. Remove the small board

Remove the small boards with an inter-board cable and coaxial cables.


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Step 15. Remove the cameras

Disconnect the connectors and remove the front (selfie) and rear cameras.


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Step 16. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect the connectors of touchscreen cable, loudspeakers, headphone jack socket, microphone.


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Step 17. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 3 screws.


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Step 18. Remove the mainboard

Carefully remove the printed circuit board. There is no need to use a lever or try to reach the board by force. Make sure that nothing is getting in the way or holding the board.

⚠️ Do not bend the circuit board when removing it or push tools under it. Unbeknownst to yourself, you can damage components or cables from the inside.

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Disassembling\Repair has medium complexity and takes about 14 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5'' SM-T590 released for markets in different countries.



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