When recycling is becoming more and more important to us it is a shame that manufacturers continue to build in obsolescence into the products. One of the ways in which they do this is by making batteries difficult to replace.
Fortunately it isn’t impossible to do a replacement but it will take some time and patience and plenty of background research.
Whilst browsing the XDA Forums I noticed that one owner had posted up his own experiences and I thought it was worth sharing on the nxtab blog, you can read his story here.
YouTube Guide to Replacing a Nexus 10 Battery
They do ship via Amazon UK but they didn’t have the Nexus 10 kit when I last checked.
Here’s the video:
There are various other “tear down” videos on YouTube, it makes sense to view a few of these and get as familiar as possible with the process. The thread’s OP warns of the problems he had, including not connecting up the display connector correctly when putting everything back together so it is worth taking your time and doing it right.
The upshot of the self repair is a tablet that now seems to charge quicker and holds it throughout the day.
Thanks to Avunton for allowing me to reference his post.
Are you about to do a DIY battery change on your Nexus 10? Please let us know how it goes! There are 1000s of nxtab readers who would love to see some photos of the process.