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Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement

What you need

  1. Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement, Power and Speaker Driver Board: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Power off and unplug your Echo before disassembly. Failure to do so could result in injury or damage to the device.

    • Peel off the rubber footing from the bottom of the Echo.

    • Do not pull the rubber footing too hard, as it could stretch out of shape. Use a spudger to help remove the foot if you have any trouble.

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    • Remove the four 42.8 mm T10 Torx screws from the bottom of the Echo.

  3. Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Slowly lift the plate containing the board. Be careful not to disconnect any of the wires.

  4. Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Using tweezers, carefully disconnect the two red and black cables from their sockets on the board.

    • Tugging on the wires may damage the device. Pull from the plastic connectors instead.

  5. Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the brown plastic latch on the ZIF connector securing the driver board ribbon cable.

    • Pull the ribbon cable from its connector. The plate and board should now be free from the Echo.

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    • Using the spudger, pull back the two plastic clips on the plate.

    • Lift the board up and pull it away from the plate.

  7. Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement, Motherboard: step 7, image 1 of 2 Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement, Motherboard: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the plastic plate from the bottom of the device. Then remove the plastic shrouding.

  8. Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Peel off the black fabric wrapped around the device.

    • Be careful not to rip the fabric. Use a spudger to help remove the adhesive if you have any trouble.

  9. Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the four 9.7 mm T10 screws.

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    • Lift the brown and black plastic latches securing the ZIF connectors at each end of the motherboard.

    • Pull the two ribbon cables from their connectors on the motherboard.

  11. Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the motherboard up from the Echo.

  12. Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement, LED/Microphone Board: step 12, image 1 of 2 Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement, LED/Microphone Board: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the 9.7 mm T10 Torx screw from the opposite side of the Echo.

  13. Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 2 Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Unclip and remove the top volume ring assembly from the Echo.

  14. Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 2 Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew the four 9.7 mm T9 torx screws from the bottom of the volume ring assembly.

  15. Amazon Echo LED/Microphone Board Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the assembly over and lift up the plate with the buttons.

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    • Turn the plate over, then lift and remove black gear and the white plastic ring.

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    • Remove the ribbon cable by lifting the brown latch on the ZIF connector.

    • Lift the LED/Microphone board from the plate.

Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

So in Step 15, I’m having a problem reassembling the Plate with buttons back into the volume ring… can someone give me any tricks/pointers please?

JaxyB - Reply

Where can i buy this LED/Microphone board for replacement?

Tuan Nguyen - Reply

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