Introduction

The woofer is the part of the speaker that outputs lower frequency sounds. Replacement of the woofer requires removal of the batteries, the volume and power buttons, and motherboard. Soldering skills are required; take a look at this soldering guide for extra help.

Gently push down on the two tabs at the top of the battery door.
  • Gently push down on the two tabs at the top of the battery door.

  • While holding them down, slowly pull the door towards you.

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Once the door is open, use your hand to pull out the four batteries.
  • Once the door is open, use your hand to pull out the four batteries.

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  • Pry off the control panel on top of the speaker using the metal spudger. You may need to use a lot of force.

  • Start in the middle and work your way around the perimeter.

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  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the two 7mm screws that hold the volume button circuit board to the control panel.

  • Also remove the single 7mm screw from the power button circuit board on the opposite side.

  • There will be a little plastic piece under the eject button that you can just remove and set aside.

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  • Desolder the three solders joints connecting the wires to the volume button circuit board.

  • Do the same to the power button circuit board on the other side (the board with only one screw).

  • Pull out the wires using a lot of force.

  • If you are not familiar or comfortable with soldering, use this guide

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  • Gently pry open the silver plastic lining of the iPod dock using the plastic spudger.

  • It is best to start from the top or bottom, then work your way around if it has not popped out yet.

  • Remove the silver lining.

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  • Pry open the metal mesh by working the plastic spudger around the inside of the mesh.

  • Once loose, lift up the metal mesh.

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  • Remove the fourteen 30mm screws with Phillips #1 Screwdriver.

  • Remove the 7mm screw with the Phillips #1 Screwdriver.

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  • Carefully separate the front and back case plates at a corner of the speaker.

    • Lots of cables are still connected, so be very gentle when separating case plates.

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  • Guide the white button cables through the hole on the top of speaker case.

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  • Use your fingers to peel the glue off of the red and black cables.

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  • Careful not to touch the green capacitors or you might shock yourself.

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  • Take out the woofer from the front of the speaker with cable attached.

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  • Desolder the cable from the woofer.

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Conclusion

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

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