Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove and replace the speakers due to various problems. They may need to be repaired due to water intrusion or excessive use.

Place the tablet  face down on a flat surface with the charger facing toward you.
  • Place the tablet face down on a flat surface with the charger facing toward you.

Use a plastic opening tool to pry the back panel off of the device.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the back panel off of the device.

  • Be careful to not use the plastic opening tool near the charging dock or any media ports.

Lift the retaining flaps fastening the screen ribbon cord to the screen circuit board using a plastic opening tool.
  • Lift the retaining flaps fastening the screen ribbon cord to the screen circuit board using a plastic opening tool.

Pull the ribbon cord out of its slot.
  • Pull the ribbon cord out of its slot.

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Lift the retaining flap fastening the ribbon cord.
  • Lift the retaining flap fastening the ribbon cord.

Remove the ribbon cord from its slot.
  • Remove the ribbon cord from its slot.

Unscrew the Phillips head  HH0 3mm screws holding down the right speaker.
  • Unscrew the Phillips head HH0 3mm screws holding down the right speaker.

Unscrew the HHO 3mm screws holding the left speaker.
  • Unscrew the HHO 3mm screws holding the left speaker.

Lift the speakers from the front panel.
  • Lift the speakers from the front panel.

Pull the speakers underneath the headphone cord.
  • Pull the speakers underneath the headphone cord.

Use a plastic opening tool to remove the speaker cord from its slot.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the speaker cord from its slot.

Remove the speakers from the device.
  • Remove the speakers from the device.

Conclusion

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

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