Introduction

The speaker is responsible for all non-headphone sounds from your tablet. If these sounds are not audible when they should be you may need to replace the speaker. Speaker replacement is a relatively easy task and this guide will help you through it.

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  • Use the Phillips # 00 screwdriver to remove the two 4mm screws found on the top edge of the tablet near the power button and HDMI mini port.

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  • Lay the tablet screen-side down

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Image 1/3: Slide the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the casing until the back is disconnected. Image 2/3: Slide the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the casing until the back is disconnected. Image 3/3: Slide the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the casing until the back is disconnected.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the white back from the silver frame. Start near the micro SD slot.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the casing until the back is disconnected.

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  • Take the cover off your tablet.

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  • Locate the speaker, it is a black oval in the corner near the battery.

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Image 1/1: The soldering iron gets very hot, be careful not to touch the tip and burn yourself. To learn to solder click [guide|750|here.]
  • Use a soldering iron to melt the connections between the black and red speaker wires and the motherboard.

  • The soldering iron gets very hot, be careful not to touch the tip and burn yourself. To learn to solder click here.

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Image 1/1: Replace the speaker with a new one.
  • Remove the speaker, it is a magnet and is loosely attached to the metal backing.

  • Replace the speaker with a new one.

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Conclusion

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

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