Google Nexus 10 Take Apart First Look

November 16th, 2012

Today we received and promptly disassembled the Google Nexus 10. In usual fashion we’ll release the take apart video next week, but wanted to go ahead and post the preliminary take apart steps and photos. The model we’ve taken apart is the 16GB Wi-FI model. Model # GT-P8110. One thing that struck us about this […]

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  1. 30
    Kim Chiu Says:

    My tablets dead, Everytime I press the power button it just vibrates.but nothing shows…is there something wrong with the LCD?

  2. 29
    Jenny Guan Says:

    oh my god, When I opened the back .I touched the black thing on the bottom portion of the tablet which said “Do not touch ” . Now my nexus won’t open =( what is that black thing . did I just destroy my tablet =(

  3. 28
    Bradley Says:

    @ ATIYA – It will be fine without the tape.

  4. 27
    ATIYA Says:

    When I had my Nexus 10 Repaired. the service guy forgot to put back the ANTI- STATIC tape to my tablet..
    will that cause damage?
    what is the static tape for…please explain

  5. 26
    Jake Says:

    @John: I am thinking about fixing the creaking problem in a similar way. I’m ordering a tool kit now. Please post your experience if you attempt the modification. Thanks.

  6. 25
    John G Says:

    @Bradley: thank you!

  7. 24
    Bradley Says:

    @John – That’s a personal call. I’d never recommend putting a foreign item in a device that didn’t have it to begin with.

  8. 23
    John G Says:

    Thank you Bradley. Do you think it would be safe to stick a small square foam sticker on the battery so that the back cover doesn’t give in?

  9. 22
    Bradley Says:

    @ John – Taking it on and off may help. It’s really difficult to tell without having the device here.

  10. 21
    John G Says:

    I was wondering… can I use these instructions as a means of fixing my N10 back cover’s give-in/flex/creaking problem? Maybe just unscrewing and rescrewing should fix it? Or maybe I could insert something like a folded piece of paper between the battery and the back cover to reduce the flexing and the creaking sound? Any advice from you experienced nice people would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  11. 20
    DC Says:

    Does anyone know where I can find a replacement screen and digitizer ? I have looked for weeks now…

  12. 19
    Adam Roman Says:

    Following these retarded, thrown-together instructions Exactly caused my touch screen cable to be partially sliced apart, destroying the connection to two columns!!! If you do not wish to ruin your Nexus 10, DO NOT insert the flat tool parallel with the surface of the screen as shown in the fourth picture! To disassembly this unit Properly, insert the flat tool Downward, perpendicular to the screen, then pry outward, working along to all the clips. The way this unit’s back unclips properly from the internal frame is by prying the sides of the plastic back Outward, Then Down to unlock them! There are 4 clips along the left side, 9 along the top, 5 on the right, and 8 at the bottom. Holding the tool parallel to the surface scrapes it along the touch screen, eventually slicing through the cable if it’s at a certain slight angle. Trust me, I found out the hard way, and hope this will help others. Thanks for the instructions, but you owe me $500!!!

  13. 18
    Bradley Says:

    @ Jordan – Your best bet is to take off the display, create a very slight separation between the glass and LCD and use compressed air to blow it out.

  14. 17
    Jordan Says:

    @Bradley… A sugar ant has seemed to find its way between the display and digitizer on my N10… intimating there is a decent gap between the two… how would I extract the little rascal?

  15. 16
    Bradley Says:

    @ Carlos – The memory is soldered to the logic board.

  16. 15
    carlos Says:

    Regards memory (16 versus 32) what is the difference? Is the memory solved to the board? Is the board a different one? I guess the 32 GB model doesn’t have a clip thingy with a 16 GB module isn’t?

  17. 14
    Bradley Says:

    @ Jens – It is extremely difficult.

  18. 13
    Jens Says:

    When you sat that the display and digitizer are fused together are you saying its close to impossible to take them appart or just difficulty?

  19. 12
    Joakim Says:

    Umm, someone going blind? The battery clearly says 33.75 Wh, as Frank notes it should. You might want to correct the typo he pointed out, where you incorrectly list the capacity as 22.75 Wh.

    That said, nice breakdown and thanks for the pics. :-)

  20. 11
    Bradley Says:

    @ Mossey – No, additional memory can not be added.

  21. 10
    Mossey Says:

    Can additional memory be added by the end user and if so does it need to be soldered.

  22. 9
    Bipin Says:

    can u veirfy that the bluetooth chip which has FM radio is actually wired to the headphone jack neutral or no as the chip has FM but some say its disabled or mayb the antenna is not wired so its no use?

  23. 8
    Patrik Gårdewall Says:

    ohh sorry
    just found it after looking at your pics.

    have a good one! :)

  24. 7
    Patrik Gårdewall Says:

    where is the CPU located?

    answer the fucking question now! :)

  25. 6
    Patrik Gårdewall Says:

    great shots!

    i need to know one thing here
    how is the frame tighten the glass?
    can you remove the frame and adjust the pressure for the glass?

    i have just found what causes lightbleed on some devices and it starts
    when the glass bends up on the sides.
    to soft glass or wrong pressure from the frame should be the problem.

  26. 5
    Bradley Says:

    @ Russ – A closeup of the battery has been added at the end of the post.

  27. 4
    Russ Says:

    @Bradley – Frank’s math looks right. Would it be possible to post a close up picture of the battery showing the numbers? Maybe Samsung has a typo on their labels? If so, it would be interesting to know which parameter is misspecified!

  28. 3
    Bradley Says:

    @ Frank – The numbers came directly off the battery.

  29. 2
    Frank Says:

    Typo in the Wh? 9000 mAh * 3,75 V = 33750 mW = 33,75 Wh

  30. 1
    Damon M Says:

    Is the Invensense gyro chip inside?


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