Introduction

This repair guide demonstrates the step by step process of removing the VECO speakers from the laptop. They are located inside the laptop and under the battery which will require the removal of both the keyboard and the battery before gaining access.

Power the laptop off and make sure the charger is unplugged before starting.
  • Power the laptop off and make sure the charger is unplugged before starting.

  • Unscrew the eight PH0 8.0mm screws on the laptop.

  • Unscrew the three PH0 6.0mm screws.

I appear to have FIVE of the smaller screws. The four securing the near edge and the one in the center are smaller than the four securing the far edge and the left and right sides. Either your diagram is wrong, or someone screwed mine together incorrectly.

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Using the plastic opening tool, lift the back panel from the rest of the laptop.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, lift the back panel from the rest of the laptop.

  • Unhinge all four sides and corners

  • Slowly separate the keyboard panel from the back panel.

  • You won't be able to completely remove the two panels. They are connected by a ribbon cable. Carefully disconnect the cable from the green motherboard.

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  • The wide ribbon cable connects the keyboard to the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the wide ribbon cable by sliding it out of the motherboard input. Pull the cable toward the battery to dislodge.

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  • The narrow ribbon cable connect the track pad to the motherboard.

  • Just like the previous step, disconnect the narrow ribbon cable by sliding it out of the motherboard input. Pull the cable toward the battery to dislodge.

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  • Remove the keyboard from the laptop.

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  • Remove the six 6.0mm PH0 screws around the battery.

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  • Using your thumb and index finger, pinch the multi-color cable and disconnect it from the motherboard.

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  • Lift the battery out of the laptop.

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  • Unplug the speaker cable from the motherboard.

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  • Start by removing the right speaker first.

  • There are two metal clips and one plastic clip holding the right speaker in place. Push them back and lift speaker out of the laptop.

  • Use a screwdriver to gently push back the metal clips.

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  • Untangle the wire connecting the right speaker to the left speaker.

  • Move right speaker and wires away from your working space.

  • Do not lift wire straight up, there are five interlocking ribs holding this wire in place.

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  • There are two metal clips and one plastic clip holding the right speaker in place. Push them back and lift speaker out of the laptop.

  • You can use a screwdriver to push back the clips if needed.

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  • Lift speakers and cable away from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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