How to Replace the Battery of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Tablet – an Illustrated Tutorial in 14 Steps

New 4000 mAh Replacement Battery for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3100 GT-P3110 GT-P3113 GT-P6200 GT-P6210 SP4960C3B T869)

Make sure you purchase the right battery for your tablet. Batteries are not compatible between different brands, and often not among tablets within the same brand.

Which battery do I need for my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet?
For your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 you need a a 3.7V/4000mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery (sometimes called a Li-ion battery or LIB): Generic Battery For Samsung P3110 Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.

To be sure you purchase the right battery, check the exact model number of your tablet as the same device (e.g. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0) can have several different model numbers. In Android: Apps > Settings (gear icon) > About device > Model number.

Some replacement batteries come with tools to open the tablet. If not, you might consider purchasing a special opening and pry tool kit separately, like this one: New Repair Opening Pry Tools Screwdriver Kit Set for iPhone 3G/ 4S / 4 / iPod / iPad / Samsung / HTC.

New Repair Opening Pry Tools Screwdriver Kit Set for iPhone 3G/ 4S / 4 / iPod / iPad / Samsung / HTC

Replace the Battery

First, remove the memory card (if you have installed one) and turn off the power.
1. Ensure that the device is not currently accessing the memory card. Do not remove a memory card while the device is transferring or accessing information, as this could result in loss of data or damage to the memory card or device.

2. Before removing a memory card, first unmount it for safe removal.
In the application list, select Settings > Storage > Unmount SD card > OK.

3. Turn off the power so that you won’t lose any stored information. If the device is on, press and hold the power button on the right side of the device and then tap Power off.

4. Locate and open the microSD card cover on the left side of your device. Use your finger nail to gently pull the cover out and turn it upward.
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5. Push the memory card gently inward until it disengages from the device.
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6. Remove the memory card.
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Remove the back cover.
Removing the back cover, even with the tools provided, is quite difficult when you consider how easy a phone’s cover removes. Be patient and careful. If you’re in a hurry, you might damage the device or even injure yourself. Removing the back cover might take 10 minutes or more. Prepare your tablet by placing it upside-down on a flat surface with some form of soft padding.

Tools needed:
Plastic Opening Pry Tool.
– Potato peeler. Use this with care and only if you do NOT succeed in creating the first open space between the front and rear panel using other special tools.
Precision Phillips Screwdriver.

7. Insert one of the plastic opening tools and carefully pry around the tablet to separate the front and rear panels. There are clips on the back panel you will need to release while you moving around the tablet. Apply pressure to separate the clips that hold the back cover and the rest of the device together. You may need to go around the device several times carefully applying force for it to come apart. If you do NOT succeed in creating the first opening, use a potato peeler for this (at your own risk). Be patient and careful. If you’re in a hurry, you might damage the device or even injure yourself. Removing the back cover might take 10 minutes or more.


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Remove the old battery.
Congratulations! Once you have removed the back cover, the most difficult part of the job has been done. Now you can remove the old battery.

8. The battery has a cable with a connector. First remove the connector from the board by placing a plastic opening tool under the wires and gently prying it straight up out of the socket.
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9. Using the Phillips precision screw driver remove the six screws holding the battery in place.
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10. Now you can simply remove the battery from the device. Just lift it upwards and pull it away from your device.
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Install the new battery.
Once you have removed the old battery, the rest of the process is easy.

11. Simply hook your new battery’s connector back into the port from which you just extricated the old battery. When you are placing in the new battery, it helps to connect the socket first or else it becomes difficult to properly align once the battery is in place.
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12. Put the screws back in. Some people have reported that the frame holding the battery was not exactly compatible with their tablet. The screw holes did not match up 100% with the screw slots in the device. In that case you can try to make it fit, replace one or two screws slightly slanted or even abstain from using one or two of the screws.
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13. Replace the back cover. Line up the hole above the Samsung logo with the camera lens. Press the cover down and press around the sides of the tablet firmly until it clicks into place. Now, put your tablet upside-down on a flat surface with some form of soft padding and apply pressure until it clicks. Your tablet should now be closed completely and should look like it did before.
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14. Press and hold the power button to turn the device on and enjoy the new power!

How to Insert, Remove or Replace a Memory Card in your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 – Tutorial

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7

Which Memory Card do I need for my Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 tablet?

Make sure you purchase the right Memory Card for your tablet. Your Samsung Galaxy built-in memory is 8GB. Users who demand more memory from their tablet can install an external microSD or microSDHC (High-Capacity) memory card with a maximum capacity of 128 GB (according to Samsung). Do NOT buy an SD Card you need the MICRO version! A microSD card or microSDHC (High-Capacity) memory card is the same type of card usually used for smartphones. In the past the max. limit for microSDHC cards was often 32 GB. So for the best compatibility with other devices and to be safe, it might be wise to purchase a card with a maximum capacity of 32 GB. Many micro SD Cards come with an SD Card adapter for compatibility with SD-enabled devices, such as cameras, camcorders and (notebook) computers. Memory cards usually come pre-formatted and do not need to be formatted out of the box.

We recommend storing multimedia files (such as music, videos and pictures) on an external memory card in your device to free up your device’s internal memory for applications. Plus, if you buy a new tablet, you can simply put your external memory card in your new device and all your data is back immediately.

The SD Association defines standard speed classes indicating minimum performance to record video. The class indicates the minimum writing speed: Class 2 = 2 MB/s, Class 4 = 4 MB/s, Class 6 = 6 MB/s, Class 10 = 10 MB/s. A fast Class 10 card is the best option these days, especially for playing (HD) video.

SDHC cards are shipped preformatted with the FAT file system. Your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 supports only the FAT file structure. If you insert a card formatted with a different file structure, your device will ask you to reformat the memory card. Formatting your memory card on a PC may cause incompatibilities with your device. Format the memory card only on the device. From a Home screen, tap Apps > Settings. Tap Storage > Format SD card and follow the prompts.

Popular memory cards for this tablet include, but are not limited to: Samsung EVO 32GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Card with Adapter (MB-MP32DA/AM) and SanDisk Ultra 16GB Ultra Micro SDHC UHS-I/Class 10 Card with Adapter.

SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC UHS-I Card with Adapter, Grey/Red, Standard Packaging (SDSQUNC-032G-GN6MA)

A. Insert a Memory Card

1. Turn off the power so that you won’t lose any stored information. If the device is on, press and hold the power button on the right side of the device and then tap Power off.
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2. Locate and open the microSD card cover on the upper-left side of your device. Use your finger nail to gently pull the cover out and turn it upward.
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3. Insert a microSD card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards, label side up, and then push the memory card inward until it clicks and locks into place. The card is now in its locked position.
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Important: You can easily damage the memory card and card slot by improper operation. Please be careful when inserting, removing, or handling it. Do not over-insert the card as this can damage the contact pins.

4. Close the microSD card cover.
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5. Press and hold the power button to turn the device on. When you install a memory card, it is automatically mounted (connected to the device) and prepared for use.

B. Remove a Memory Card

1. Ensure that the device is not currently accessing the memory card. Do not remove a memory card while the device is transferring or accessing information, as this could result in loss of data or damage to the memory card or device.

2. Before removing a memory card, first unmount it for safe removal.
In the application list, select Settings > Storage > Unmount SD card > OK. Unmounting an SD card may stop some applications from functioning until you mount the SD card again.
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3. Locate and open the microSD card cover. It’s on upper-left side of your device. Use your finger nail to gently pull the cover out and turn it upward.
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4. Use your fingernail (or a removal tool) to push the microSD card into the socket to release the safety catch. Push it in as far as it will go. You hear a slight “click“, which means the card is in its unlocked position.
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5. Pull the memory card out of the memory card slot. You removable drive is now gone.
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6. Close the microSD card cover.
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How to Insert, Remove or Replace a Memory Card in your Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0 – Tutorial

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7-Inch, Wi-Fi) 2012 Model

Which Memory Card do I need for my Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0 tablet?

Make sure you purchase the right Memory Card for your tablet. Your Samsung Galaxy built-in memory is 8GB. Users who demand more memory from their tablet can install an external microSD or microSDHC (High-Capacity) memory card with a maximum capacity of 32 GB. Many micro SD Cards come with an SD Card adapter for compatibility with SD-enabled devices, such as cameras, camcorders and (notebook) computers. Memory cards usually come pre-formatted and do not need to be formatted out of the box.

We recommend storing multimedia files (such as music, videos and pictures) on an external memory card in your device to free up your device’s internal memory for applications. Plus, if you buy a new tablet, you can simply put your external memory card in your new device and all your data is back immediately.

The SD Association defines standard speed classes indicating minimum performance to record video. The class indicates the minimum writing speed: Class 2 = 2 MB/s, Class 4 = 4 MB/s, Class 6 = 6 MB/s, Class 10 = 10 MB/s.

SDHC cards are shipped preformatted with the FAT file system. Your Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0 supports only the FAT file structure. If you insert a card formatted with a different file structure, your device will ask you to reformat the memory card. Formatting your memory card on a PC may cause incompatibilities with your device. Format the memory card only on the device. In the application list, select Settings > Storage > Format SD card > Format SD card > Erase everything.

Popular memory cards for this tablet include, but are not limited to: Kingston 8 GB microSDHC Class 4 Flash Memory Card and SanDisk 32GB Class 4 Micro SDHC Memory Card.

SanDisk 32GB Class 4 Micro SDHC Memory Card, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDSDQ-032G-AFFP

A. Insert a Memory Card

1. Turn off the power so that you won’t lose any stored information. If the device is on, press and hold the power button on the right side of the device and then tap Power off.

2. Locate and open the microSD card cover on the left side of your device. Use your finger nail to gently pull the cover out and turn it upward.

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3. Insert a microSD card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards, and then push the memory card inward until it locks into place.

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Important: You can easily damage the memory card and card slot by improper operation. Please be careful when inserting, removing, or handling it. Do not over-insert the card as this can damage the contact pins.

4. Close the microSD card cover.

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B. Remove a Memory Card

1. Ensure that the device is not currently accessing the memory card. Do not remove a memory card while the device is transferring or accessing information, as this could result in loss of data or damage to the memory card or device.

2. Before removing a memory card, first unmount it for safe removal.
In the application list, select Settings > Storage > Unmount SD card > OK.

3. Turn off the power so that you won’t lose any stored information. If the device is on, press and hold the power button on the right side of the device and then tap Power off.

4. Locate and open the microSD card cover on the left side of your device. Use your finger nail to gently pull the cover out and turn it upward.

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5. Push the memory card gently inward until it disengages from the device.

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6. Remove the memory card.

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6. Close the cover of the memory card slot.

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