Introduction

The left and right speaker bar is located underneath the hinge cover at the back of the laptop. Follow the steps in this guide to replace it.

Power off and unplug your laptop, then turn it over.
  • Power off and unplug your laptop, then turn it over.

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Slide the battery release latch all the way to the right. This will cause the battery to "pop" out slightly.
  • Slide the battery release latch all the way to the right. This will cause the battery to "pop" out slightly.

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Remove the battery from its compartment.
  • Remove the battery from its compartment.

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Remove the rubber stoppers in the top left and right corners to expose two 9mm Phillips #00 screws. Unscrew and remove them. Unscrew and remove the three 4mm Phillips #00 screws inside the battery compartment.
  • Remove the rubber stoppers in the top left and right corners to expose two 9mm Phillips #00 screws. Unscrew and remove them.

  • Unscrew and remove the three 4mm Phillips #00 screws inside the battery compartment.

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Carefully turn the laptop right-side up.
  • Carefully turn the laptop right-side up.

  • Using an opening tool, pry the outer edges of the hinge cover up and away from the laptop.

    • The hinge cover, located at the back of the laptop, is the long plastic plate that covers the hinges and speakers.

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Without disconnecting the speaker cable, set the hinge cover upside-down. Hold the speaker cable by its white connector, then pull to unplug it from the motherboard. You may need to apply some force, as these connectors can be difficult to unplug.
  • Without disconnecting the speaker cable, set the hinge cover upside-down.

  • Hold the speaker cable by its white connector, then pull to unplug it from the motherboard.

    • You may need to apply some force, as these connectors can be difficult to unplug.

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The speaker is attached to the hinge cover by four 3.5mm Phillips #00 screws. Unscrew and remove them.
  • The speaker is attached to the hinge cover by four 3.5mm Phillips #00 screws. Unscrew and remove them.

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Lift the speaker to remove it.
  • Lift the speaker to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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