Patch fix for blown speaker
My HTC One's top speaker is blown.
I have bought it from abroad, hence I don't have warranty in my country. Therefore I want to fix it myself.
I am planning to fix it by patching very thin paper (about 30 micron thickness) to the teared area with instant glue.
Would it be possible to just open the top speaker grill without opening whole body? Maybe with application of some heat to the speaker grill itself?
And can you comment on my fix? Would it work? Would it still decrease the volume of the speaker noticeably if I work with a really small piece of paper very precisely? Would it have another unwanted effect on tone, etc?
I may consider replacing the speaker with a new one, I know in this case I will need to open the phone completely from the teardown, but I can't find original beats speakers on the internet. All I find is substitutes such as seen in http://www.ebay.com/itm/HTC-One-M7-Lauts... and http://www.ebay.com/itm/Speaker-Buzzer-R...
So I'm not sure about if these speakers will perform as good as the original ones, and think that fixing the original would be better.
What do you think and suggest?
Thanks a lot...
There are many reports of bad speakers on this phone.
The parts you linked are not likely original so they may not perform as well. repairing the speaker is not a practicable option IMO.
To me and based on the tear down, the speaker assembly looks like it will only come out if you disassemble the device.