Mobility

Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown (Sprint)

Removing the case

Once you've removed the case screws, you can pop the plastic case loose from the rest of the Tab. Unlike the iPad, the Galaxy Tab doesn't have any metal clips that break when you open the case. I used a very thin metal blade to pop the case loose and was able to do the job without marring either the display's frame or the case. If you're worried that you may not be able to do the same, could also use a plastic case opening tool.

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