Introduction

Instructions to remove and replace a damaged or non-functioning internal speaker.

Parts

No parts required.

Begin by inserting the plastic opening tool into the seam between the back and front of the case and carefully pry the back from the front.
  • Begin by inserting the plastic opening tool into the seam between the back and front of the case and carefully pry the back from the front.

Moving along the seam continue to pry the case apart.
  • Moving along the seam continue to pry the case apart.

  • The internal speaker is adhered to the inside of the back casing. There are two wires that connect the speaker to the circuit board and may be damaged if care is not taken. Once open the speaker may be removed from the back casing by removing the tape holding the speaker with either tweezers or your fingers.

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The back panel should now be disconnected from the device. This provides access to the components of the device for repairing and replacing parts of the tablet.
  • The back panel should now be disconnected from the device. This provides access to the components of the device for repairing and replacing parts of the tablet.

Remove the tape holding the speaker to the back panel.
  • Remove the tape holding the speaker to the back panel.

For soldering instructions, refer to the iFixit Soldering Guide
  • For soldering instructions, refer to the iFixit Soldering Guide

  • Locate the soldering points where the wires have been connected to the circuit board.

Desolder the red wire the positive (+)
  • Desolder the red wire the positive (+)

  • Desolder the black wire to the negative (-).

Conclusion

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

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