Introduction

This guide will take you through a step-by-step process for the removal of your Chromebook’s speakers.

  1. Before proceeding, power down your Chromebook. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface, top-side down.
    • Before proceeding, power down your Chromebook. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface, top-side down.

    • Remove the five 8.4 mm Phillips #0 screws.

    • Remove the four 4.6 mm Phillips #0 screws.

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  2. Use the plastic opening tool to gently work around the edge of the Chromebook until the back panel starts to lift off.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to gently work around the edge of the Chromebook until the back panel starts to lift off.

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    • Remove the back panel by lifting it away from the Chromebook.

    • Some clicking will be heard as the panel is removed from the back, this is completely normal.

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    • To disconnect the battery, pinch the multi-color bundle cable with your thumb and forefinger and pull directly back.

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    • Remove the four 4.7 mm Phillips #0 screws that secure the battery to the Chromebook.

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    • Pull out the battery.

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    • Disconnect the speaker's black bundled cable connector on the motherboard.

      • The cables are red, white and black.

    • Pinch the black bundled cable connector between your thumb and pointer finger and pull.

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    • Using your hands or the small plastic opening tool, pry the right speaker from the Chromebook.

    • There are small adhesives under the speakers that will provide moderate resistance.

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    • Disconnect the USB port ZIF(zero insertion force) connector that partially covers the left speaker.

    • Flip the ZIF retaining flap up using a spudger or your fingers.

    • Pull gently on the ribbon cable to remove it from the connector.

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    • Unravel the connecting cord between the two speakers.

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    • Using the small plastic opening tool, pry the left speaker from the Chromebook.

    • Remove the speakers.

    • There are small adhesives that will provide moderate resistance.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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