Introduction

Using this guide will help you to successfully replace a faulty speaker on your tablet. Tablet needs to be disassembled first, then speaker has to be soldered in place. Follow steps 1-3 to open the device. Ignore steps 4 and 5 and go straight to step 6 after doing so.

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  • Remove the two 00 Phillips screws located in the right hand side of the tablet.

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Image 1/3: When removing the cover, be careful not to pull to hard as there are wires connected to the motherboard attached to the back cover. Image 2/3: When removing the cover, be careful not to pull to hard as there are wires connected to the motherboard attached to the back cover. Image 3/3: When removing the cover, be careful not to pull to hard as there are wires connected to the motherboard attached to the back cover.
  • Use plastic opening tools to loosen and pry of the back plate (pink piece)

  • When removing the cover, be careful not to pull to hard as there are wires connected to the motherboard attached to the back cover.

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Image 1/2: The speaker is located on the top left hand side of the tablet. Image 2/2: Remove the electrical tape covering the connections to expose the wires.
  • It is recommended that a grounding bracelet be used in order to avoid damage to the device's circuits through ESD (Electro-Static Discharge)

  • The speaker is located on the top left hand side of the tablet.

  • Remove the electrical tape covering the connections to expose the wires.

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Image 1/1: Make sure to not damage the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the faulty speaker by desoldering the two wire connections.

  • Make sure to not damage the motherboard.

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  • Remove the tape holding the speaker in its socket.

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Image 1/2: Gently pushing the speaker from the back side of the cover with a pointy edge of spudger tool will make this step easier. Image 2/2: Gently pushing the speaker from the back side of the cover with a pointy edge of spudger tool will make this step easier.
  • Remove the speaker from its socket. Placing the speaker to the side of your device will give you more freedom.

  • Gently pushing the speaker from the back side of the cover with a pointy edge of spudger tool will make this step easier.

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Image 1/2: Solder the speakers wires back to the motherboard. Image 2/2: Review the [guide|750|Ifixit soldering guide] for help with soldering.
  • Use a soldering iron to extract excessive solder using a desoldering braid.

  • Solder the speakers wires back to the motherboard.

  • Review the Ifixit soldering guide for help with soldering.

  • Connect red wire to the positive terminal marked "+", and the black wire to the negative terminal marked "-".

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Do not forget to put electrical tape back in place.

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