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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.

  1. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 4mm screws found on the top edge of the tablet near the power button. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 4mm screws found on the top edge of the tablet near the power button.
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 4mm screws found on the top edge of the tablet near the power button.

  2. 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. 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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  4. Remove the rear casing.
    • Remove the rear casing.

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

  6. Use a soldering iron to melt the connections between the black and red speaker wires and the motherboard.
    • 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.

  7. Remove the speaker, it is a magnet and is loosely attached to the metal backing.
    • Remove the speaker, it is a magnet and is loosely attached to the metal backing.

    • Replace the speaker with a new one.

Conclusion

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

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