Introduction

If the sound from your speakers is distorted or absent, you may need to replace the speakers. This guide will show you the step-by-by process of removing or replacing the speakers module on your Acer Iconia Tab A100 device.

Start at any side of the tablet.
  • Start at any side of the tablet.

  • Begin to take apart the tablet ,with a plastic opening tool, along the sides of the tablet.

  • Work your way around the tablet.

  • There are four side pieces in total.

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Placed on each end of the tablet are 4mm Philips screws.
  • Placed on each end of the tablet are 4mm Philips screws.

  • Unscrew the 4mm Phillips screws with a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

  • There are five 4.0mm screws in total (including the 4mm Phillips screw at the bottom of the tablet).

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Carefully separate the back piece from the device using a plastic opening tool.
  • Carefully separate the back piece from the device using a plastic opening tool.

  • Remember to open along the entire perimeter of the tablet.

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Turn the tablet over to locate the battery.
  • Turn the tablet over to locate the battery.

  • Locate the large blue and black object at the bottom of the tablet with the plus and minus sign.

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Unscrew the 4mm screws located around the battery.
  • Unscrew the 4mm screws located around the battery.

  • There are five in total.

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Locate the battery cables and the tip of a plastic spudger or opening tool to gently push the connector head out of its socket. Use your fingers or the flat edge of a plastic opening tool to lift the battery up and off of the device.
  • Locate the battery cables and the tip of a plastic spudger or opening tool to gently push the connector head out of its socket.

  • Use your fingers or the flat edge of a plastic opening tool to lift the battery up and off of the device.

  • Be sure to not have any water around the device while removing the battery.

  • Be sure to be cautious while removing the battery and remove carefully; avoid ripping the wires attached to the battery.

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Locate the speakers module, which consists of 2 square black speakers connected by wires. Locate the white and blue Home Key FFC ribbon cable between the speakers. Use the tip of a spudger or opening tool to lift up and flip the small hinge on the connector. Then gently pull the FFC ribbon cable out its connector socket.
  • Locate the speakers module, which consists of 2 square black speakers connected by wires.

  • Locate the white and blue Home Key FFC ribbon cable between the speakers.

  • Use the tip of a spudger or opening tool to lift up and flip the small hinge on the connector. Then gently pull the FFC ribbon cable out its connector socket.

    • While a metal spudger tool is shown here and may be used, it is best to use a plastic spudger or opening tool when possible. It is easier to damage cables when using metal tools, so be extra cautious when using a metal spudger like the one shown here!

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Locate the speaker cable. Use your fingers to pinch each side of the black head of the speaker cable, and gently pull it out of its socket. The metal spudger shown in the photo is used only to identify the speaker cable, not remove it.
  • Locate the speaker cable. Use your fingers to pinch each side of the black head of the speaker cable, and gently pull it out of its socket.

  • The metal spudger shown in the photo is used only to identify the speaker cable, not remove it.

  • If you're unable to get a good grip on the black connector head itself, gently pull from the wires near the connector head's base.

    • Be sure to pull on the wires near the base and evenly on the full width of the wires so no individual wire is over-strained, which may cause damage!

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Unscrew the 4mm Phillips screws securing the speakers module to the device using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. There are two 4mm screws in total (one screw securing each speaker).
  • Unscrew the 4mm Phillips screws securing the speakers module to the device using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • There are two 4mm screws in total (one screw securing each speaker).

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Now both speakers should be free. Use the edge of a spudger tool to lift each speaker off the device, or use your hands to simultaneously lift each square black speaker off of the device. If intact, the two speakers should be connected by wires, forming a one-piece speakers module.
  • Now both speakers should be free. Use the edge of a spudger tool to lift each speaker off the device, or use your hands to simultaneously lift each square black speaker off of the device.

  • If intact, the two speakers should be connected by wires, forming a one-piece speakers module.

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Conclusion

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

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