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Altec Lansing Mini Lifejacket 2 Back Panel Replacement

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  1. Altec Lansing Mini Lifejacket 2 Back Panel Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 1 of 3 Altec Lansing Mini Lifejacket 2 Back Panel Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 2 of 3 Altec Lansing Mini Lifejacket 2 Back Panel Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Use the spudger to remove the eight black pins from the front and back of the wire screens.

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    • Detach the eight secondary pins from the front and back of the wire mesh plates with a spudger.

    • Removing the secondary pins from the rubber casing is optional.

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    • Remove both black and orange layers from the speaker body.

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    • Remove the single 7.8mm Phillips #2 screw from the mounting plate located under the device.

    • Slide the mounting plate out to remove it.

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    • Pry off the wire mesh on both sides using a metal spudger.

    • Be gentle to avoid bending the mesh.

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    • Using tweezers, remove the four rubber stoppers in each corner of the rear panel.

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    • Remove the four 13.7mm Phillips #1 screws located underneath the rubber stoppers.

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    • Pull the case apart to access the interior components.

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    • To remove the back panel, gently pull out its wire harness.

Conclusion

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

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9 Comments

What do I replace once I have it apart? Where's the charging port? How do I get another charging port that works?

Ggs - Reply

The charging port and the aux input are mounted to a circuit board enclosed within a small compartment on the back panel. We didn’t open the compartment in this guide because it requires breaking the seal of the compartment’s gasket, which would be unreasonable to replace. We figured it would be easier to replace the whole back panel instead. My advice for finding a new charging port would be to scour eBay or a similar site for a broken Mini Lifejacket and use its entire back panel as the replacement.

Stephen Albrecht -

can you charge it with an ac adapter like through the aux port?

Naomi - Reply

Mine has the ports on the side not the back were do i get this part

Otis Crowley - Reply

on the IMW-477-CG, the front grill covering the speakers did not have to be removed, only the back. This would potentially avoid damage to the speakers.

In my case, the micro-usb connector was separated from the board. Looks like it was surface mount soldered and power cord stress bending the connector up off the board broke it off.

The 477 also does not have connectors like in the pictures. It’s all soldered.

Where can we find a replacement back?

Bill - Reply

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