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[Q] Is the back panel removable?

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By takeadare, Junior Member on 8th July 2014, 01:49 AM
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Avid tinkerer here. I love to see the teardowns of my devices I own. I can't find any teardowns online for the Tab S online. I tried to gently take the back panel off, but wimped out when it required a bit of force. Just out of curiousity's sake, has anyone managed to peer at the guts of this device yet?
 
 
8th July 2014, 07:30 AM |#2  
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Avid tinkerer here. I love to see the teardowns of my devices I own. I can't find any teardowns online for the Tab S online. I tried to gently take the back panel off, but wimped out when it required a bit of force. Just out of curiousity's sake, has anyone managed to peer at the guts of this device yet?

I'm in the same boat. Did have a meek prod at it, but lost my nerve. ...

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8th July 2014, 08:19 AM |#3  
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I had the spudger working around USB port...but it felt unusually ridgid, and I was fearful I would break a clip. Long and short...I too nancied out.

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8th July 2014, 11:18 AM |#4  
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Only if you hold it under water for 5 minutes first ☺.

P. S. Don't do this ^. I'm sure someone will post a teardown on YouTube sometime soon.
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The back is clipped on like the Note 3, but also has glue all the way around the edges. It's not strong and pries off fairly easily.
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