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Introduction

Use this guide to replace muffled speaker/ sound issues.

Complete the prerequisite before starting.

For better sound make sure volume settings are turned to desired loudness.

Use this guide to also check for water damage before replacement.

  1. Remove the 2 screws along the bottom on either side of the speaker port with the size 2 Pentalobe driver. After screws are removed, dislodge the speaker and charger port cover from device using the tweezers. After screws are removed, dislodge the speaker and charger port cover from device using the tweezers.
    • Remove the 2 screws along the bottom on either side of the speaker port with the size 2 Pentalobe driver.

    • After screws are removed, dislodge the speaker and charger port cover from device using the tweezers.

  2. Remove the top and bottom covers. Start by sliding the pick around the edges of both covers. (If you have the glue adhesive removal tool use that instead of pick, as it creates less damage.) After freeing the edges gentle start peeling the covers off.
    • Remove the top and bottom covers.

    • Start by sliding the pick around the edges of both covers. (If you have the glue adhesive removal tool use that instead of pick, as it creates less damage.)

    • After freeing the edges gentle start peeling the covers off.

  3. Using a Phillips #000, remove all 10 screws found on the back of the phone. The 6 on the bottom are to be removed with a size PH000 Phillips Head screwdriver. The 4 on the top can be removed with the same screwdriver.
    • Using a Phillips #000, remove all 10 screws found on the back of the phone.

    • The 6 on the bottom are to be removed with a size PH000 Phillips Head screwdriver.

    • The 4 on the top can be removed with the same screwdriver.

  4. Completely remove SIM card port from side of phone using the SIM Card Eject Tool. Release the back cover (it may be glued down encasing the phone) using the suction device to lift the back off. Begin inserting the pick sliding it between the back of the phone and the cover to completely remove back cover, if suction does not lift.
    • Completely remove SIM card port from side of phone using the SIM Card Eject Tool.

    • Release the back cover (it may be glued down encasing the phone) using the suction device to lift the back off.

    • Begin inserting the pick sliding it between the back of the phone and the cover to completely remove back cover, if suction does not lift.

  5. Slide the spudger between the speaker covers (might be held down with adhesive stickiness.) Use the PH000 screwdriver to remove any leftover screws near bottom of the device.
    • Slide the spudger between the speaker covers (might be held down with adhesive stickiness.)

    • Use the PH000 screwdriver to remove any leftover screws near bottom of the device.

  6. Gently slide the pick between the black sound motherboard (located under the battery.)
    • Gently slide the pick between the black sound motherboard (located under the battery.)

    • Use the tweezers to lift speaker motherboard out of device.

  7. After checking for debris and water surrounding the speaker area, replace with new speaker.
    • After checking for debris and water surrounding the speaker area, replace with new speaker.

Conclusion

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

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