Introduction

It's not a common problem, but should your speakers start to malfunction or stop working they'll need to be replaced. This guide will walk you through removing the speakers from the device.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Slide the plastic opening tool along this crevice to pry apart the backing of the tablet. Image 2/3: Slide the plastic opening tool along this crevice to pry apart the backing of the tablet. Image 3/3: Slide the plastic opening tool along this crevice to pry apart the backing of the tablet.
  • Wedge your plastic opening tool into the crevice between the volume button and casing to create space.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool along this crevice to pry apart the backing of the tablet.

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Image 1/3: Use your plastic opening tool to flip up the black clip that secures the ribbon cable to the motherboard. Image 2/3: Once the clip is flipped up, the ribbon cable will be safe to remove. Image 3/3: Once the clip is flipped up, the ribbon cable will be safe to remove.
  • There is one zero insertion force connector that needs to be removed.

  • Use your plastic opening tool to flip up the black clip that secures the ribbon cable to the motherboard.

  • Once the clip is flipped up, the ribbon cable will be safe to remove.

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Image 1/3: Pull the cable away from the connector. Image 2/3: Pull the cable away from the connector. Image 3/3: Pull the cable away from the connector.
  • To remove the four bundled cable connectors, push against the edges of the connector to loosen it up.

  • Pull the cable away from the connector.

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  • Use a pair of tweezers to gently pull up the speaker closest to the motherboard.

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  • Remove any tape that may be holding down the speakers or wires in place.

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  • Use tweezers to gently pull up the second speaker.

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  • Remove and replace the speakers.

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Conclusion

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

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