The folks over at iFixit whipped out the screw drivers and tore the Galaxy Note 10.1, which we just reviewed, down to pieces. The group ultimately gave Samsung’s latest tablet a repairability score of 8/10, which is actually pretty good. “Once the rear case if off, most components can be individually replaced without removing any other parts,” the site explained. We thought it might be a difficult one to repair since it sports a Wacom display – something most tablets don’t offer.
Better yet, you can replace the display separately if it’s cracked or damaged, iFixit explained, and every screw uses a pretty standard Philps #0 head, so you can probably do a lot of repairs yourself if you know what’s what. The site does warn that the back panel can be hard to dislodge because there are clips and screws instead of adhesive tape. You also need to disconnect four cables to access the tablet’s battery and, the site said there’s “more adhesive than we feel is necessary” once you remove that aforementioned back panel.