SoundSurfer;34526 said:F***!Just turned it on and nothing!It just lights up the blue power light and nothing!Was just surfing the Web and it locked... then went blank Any help?
To open it up, you only really need a paper clip. - you need to insert the paper clip in the holes at the top of the tablet (opposite end from usb/power etc). You can do this one at a time. By doing this you will be disconnecting a series of clips that run up the sides of the tablet.-When you insert the paper clip, you should hear/see a click of some sort and the screen should actually rise up from the base. -Once you do this to one side you need to do it to the other (Insert paper clip into other hole).-Now the other side should click and kind of pop up-you can use your hands to lift the screen away from the base gently.- When I was doing this I had to lift the screen away a little bit at a time and I actually had to reinsert the paper clip into the hole because It hadn't fully unclipped-When you get this far don't pull the screen away too fast because there is a wire attaching the screen to the battery (battery is attached to back cover)-Simply remove the wire from the board it is attached toHopefully you will have it open now! When you want to put it back together just reattach the battery and put the two pieces together. All the clips will magically snap into place. Good Luck, and if anyone has anything to add/help feel free.markmorado;34868 said:can you post step by step instructions on how to pop open the zt180?it would be of a lot help to newbies like us who would want to fix if it happens in future.
Do a quick test, boot the unit up, giving it about a minute or two for Android to open comletely and shine a bright light at the screen and see if there is a dim image of the desktop, if so, it's the backlight that is dead and the inductor in the upper righthand corner of the motherboard, that has become disconneted. You need to be very carful if you are going to resolder it. Make sure the power is off to the unit, this is a very high voltage circuit and could give you a nasty bite and be carful the amount of solder you use, too much and the circuit could start to arc..... I"ll post sme pictures when I get home from work unless someone beats me to it.SoundSurfer;34526 said:F***!Just turned it on and nothing!It just lights up the blue power light and nothing!Was just surfing the Web and it locked... then went blank Any help?