I just figured as I'd made the same mistake, like 3 times in a row, I'd address a TIP here to maybe save others time, aggrevation, and potential problems/breakage... First Off... I am NOT Advocating people Open their Tablets... But If it must be done, then a little care and only a couple steps here might help... so from experience... - Note Well!!! Remove your TF/SDcard from the Tablet BEFORE attempting to Open the Tablet (This is the mistake I keep forgetting) - The 2 small holes at the bottom, when held Vertical with Back Button at Top, of the Tablet are Actually the cover release holes... you will find this is a pretty well designed mechanism of slide bars that lock the cover down in multiple places on three sides... Left/Right/Bottom, when held in the orientation described here... - 2 Large 2" (preferably plastic coated/insulated) Metal Paperclips make good tools to open your Tablet. Bend Long end of Both Clips to 90deg. angle to start. (There is nothing to short out within over an inch into those holes and ~1/2 is about all you need to go to open...) - With Glass up, insert 1 clip in right side hole and glass tends to start to lift on it's own... ~1/2in. towards middle of tablet you should start to see an indentation in plastic an you can insert 2nd clip about 1/4in. there to keep that side open. - Insert first clip again in second hole at left side of bottom and push up similar to first... a finger nail or third clip can be inserted ~1/2in. towards center of tablet from that hole to keep that side open... - gently turn tablet over, glass side down while maintaining a little pressure to keep front back seperated... - Glently lift back plastic side up Starting from the side where the TF/SDcard Slot and power button is located... basically open gently like a book as battery wire connection is at the book's binding side. - Gently disconnect the wire to the battery and then you can fully open the 2 halves like a book laid flat... Reverse to reassemble inserting top in first...