Introduction

Follow this guide to replace the subwoofer in your device if you are experiencing any sort of audio issues.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Remove the rubber layer beneath the device.
    • Remove the rubber layer beneath the device.

    • Look for the crater beneath the rubber layer and place your thumb on it. Hold down and lift off the cover with your other hand.

    • Remove the four 8.0 mm T8 Torx screws on the lid.

    • Remove the lid from the device.

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  2. Use a spudger to flip up the small flap on the ZIF connector.
    • Use a spudger to flip up the small flap on the ZIF connector.

    • Gently pull the ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.

    • Lift the AMP Board gently while sliding the ribbon cable out through the center hole to reveal another set of wires underneath the board.

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    • Use a spudger to lift up one of the small flaps on only one side of the female connector.

    • Pull on the wire toward the lifted side until the male connector is disconnected.

    • Remove the AMP Board.

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    • Remove the four 30.0 mm T8 Torx screws in the corners.

    • Remove the large plastic piece on top of the subwoofer while threading the ribbon cable and male connector through the hole.

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    • Remove the lid on top of the subwoofer.

    • Flip the device over and let the subwoofer fall into your hand.

    • The subwoofer is a strong magnet. Keep it away from any other electronics and unshielded wires.

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Conclusion

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

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