Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the woofer, the speaker in the Amazon Echo responsible for the low-frequency bass. This guide should be helpful if your Echo is lacking bass or sounds otherwise distorted.

Power off and unplug your Echo before disassembly. Failure to do so could result in injury or damage to the device.
  • 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. Remove the four 42.8 mm T10 Torx screws from the bottom of the Echo. Remove the four 42.8 mm T10 Torx screws from the bottom of the Echo.
  • Remove the four 42.8 mm T10 Torx screws from the bottom of the Echo.

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Slowly lift the plate containing the board. Be careful not to disconnect any of the wires.
  • Slowly lift the plate containing the board. Be careful not to disconnect any of the wires.

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Using tweezers, carefully disconnect the two red and black cables from their sockets on the board.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

Were do you get the board?

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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. Lift the board up and pull it away from the plate.
  • Using the spudger, pull back the two plastic clips on the plate.

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

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Remove the plastic plate from the bottom of the device. Then remove the plastic shrouding. Remove the plastic plate from the bottom of the device. Then remove the plastic shrouding.
  • Remove the plastic plate from the bottom of the device. Then remove the plastic shrouding.

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Peel off the black fabric wrapped around the Echo.
  • Peel off the black fabric wrapped around the Echo.

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

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Remove the four 42.8 mm T10 Torx screws around the tweeter. Lift the tweeter and its attached housing from the device. Lift the tweeter and its attached housing from the device.
  • Remove the four 42.8 mm T10 Torx screws around the tweeter.

  • Lift the tweeter and its attached housing from the device.

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Lift the woofer out of the Echo.
  • Lift the woofer out of the Echo.

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Conclusion

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

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Where can you buy a replacement woofer?

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