Repairing a non Responsive Touchscreen of an Asus Memo Pad HD7 (me173x)


My daughter’s beloved Asus HD7 stopped working today. It is out of warranty and I really rather not go through the expense of replacing it. I decided I had to crack open the case, but of course. The tablet is very similar to the ASUS HD7. Removing the back cover is similar to the first couple minutes of this video: Google Nexus 7 Tablet Repair Directions | DirectFix

*** Remember to remove your SD card before opening the case, you will destroy your SD slot otherwise.***

Do this at you own risk, I take no responsibility if you screw it up and trash your tablet. You probably should let the battery die first also.

Once inside locate the connectors circled below:

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Cut up a store loyalty card or something similar to fit the width of both connectors. Slide it under the handle tabs (my terminology) of the connector. Push toward the logic board connectors until the white lines on the flat cable are as close as the can get without overly forcing it to the board connectors.

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If you use reckless abandon like i prefer and didn’t let the battery down (bad idea BTW)
you can hold down the power button to reboot (the pen is pointing at the right button)

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Prevention: You really probably should use a high temp tape, I just used transparent tape to prevent it from sliding out again

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This is where I put my tape. It is on the battery (which is why a high temp tape is recommended)

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If these connectors a open close them carefully as seen in the picture below. You may find you need to open these with you fingernail or plastic pry tool, especially if the ribbon cam completely out. They open from the top side in this image. Please be careful and remember to close them when finished.


Good Luck. Hope this helps someone.