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.

Image 1/1: Peel off the rubber footing from the bottom of the Echo.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/1: Tugging on the wires may damage the device. Pull from the plastic connectors instead.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Pull the ribbon cable from its connector. The plate and board should now be free from the Echo. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Lift the board up and pull it away from the plate. Image 2/3: Lift the board up and pull it away from the plate. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to rip the fabric. Use a spudger to help remove the adhesive if you have any trouble.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Lift the tweeter and its attached housing from the device. Image 2/3: Lift the tweeter and its attached housing from the device. Image 3/3: 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.

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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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