O.K mine was not taped together at all. Believe they only use plastic clips at the factory. I did however opt for tape to ultimately stick it back together. 3M Scotch indoor mounting tape rated at 2lbs. 1.38 yards or 1,27m x 25,4mm. Purchased at Walmart in the hardware section for less than $3. I cut three strips avoiding all sensitive areas. I also cut the width in half, about 12 mm to avioid sticking to the electronics. Not sure if a re open would cause damage? BTW,, it takes 4" at regular width to hold 2 lbs so its questionable if this will do it? So far its working great! :-)
Unit went 100% underwater, while on, 110 F, and was under for about 10 seconds max. Then powered off immediately. Attempted to blow out water by injecting air through case cut outs and draining through others. however that was incomplete. Screen still splotchy. On opening noted about 20 remaining droplets inside. Used more compressed air. Followed up with slight warming/drying with a hair dryer. Did NOT opt to remove the battery. All dry in about :20 min then reassemble. Ribbon cable highly problematic. Slight misalignment and fold downs are light duty at best. They don't lock in tight. Difficult to get both cables in and lids closed. Tried reusing clips but could not make any work. Currently have the unit with nothing holding it together. Tablet is functional but far from perfect. Screen often looks very faded with near zero contrast. Touch response questionable. Screen still splotchy. Yet that mostly resolves after a while, except for the splotchy when illuminated vs. black screen. :(
Had 100% immersion in water so had to open up to dry out.
First off the tablet is hard to orient to the pictures above. In Step 1, the volume up down control is in the UPPER LEFT. Then in Step 2, the tablet is rotated clockwise 180 degrees and the volume up down control is in the BOTTOM RIGHT. The Step 1 diagram is best. Avoid the indicated sensitive areas!
Opening the unit requires significant force. All 7 clips were are destroyed. There is no way it goes back together without glue, sticky tape or some type of replacement clips.
I worked from the top of Step 1, cracking the top open first (4 clips) then the the sides (3 more clips) ALL WHILE LEAVING THE BOTTOM connected. You can only HINGE the top open about 20 degrees before you are stressing the cables (2 Ribbon) and one plug in. There is nowhere near enough slack in those cables to open top and bottom 180 degrees flat. If you "rip it open" there is a strong chance you will damage the ribbon cable and/or connector which are "light duty" to be sure!