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Introduction

This guide will explain how to remove and replace the speakers on the Beats Pill 1.0. This will require almost complete disassembly of the device.

  1. Using the spudger, create space between the speaker covers and then remove. On the underside of the device, remove the rubber stand with the BeatsPill logo on it. Using an ESD-safe Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the four screws that were underneath the rubber stand.
    • Using the spudger, create space between the speaker covers and then remove.

    • On the underside of the device, remove the rubber stand with the BeatsPill logo on it.

    • Using an ESD-safe Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the four screws that were underneath the rubber stand.

  2. Remove the two screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Slowly remove the center band and two clip rings until the adhesive separates. Slowly remove the center band and two clip rings until the adhesive separates.
    • Remove the two screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Slowly remove the center band and two clip rings until the adhesive separates.

  3. Use the spudger to pry the device apart along its seam, starting in the middle. Open the device to separate the front and back panels. Open the device to separate the front and back panels.
    • Use the spudger to pry the device apart along its seam, starting in the middle.

    • Open the device to separate the front and back panels.

  4. Remove the speaker wire (yellow, red, black, white) from the motherboard. Ground yourself when touching the motherboard.
    • Remove the speaker wire (yellow, red, black, white) from the motherboard.

    • Ground yourself when touching the motherboard.

  5. Carefully remove the NFC sensor wire (black, red). Carefully remove the NFC sensor wire (black, red).
    • Carefully remove the NFC sensor wire (black, red).

  6. Carefully remove the control cable (4  black, 1 red). Carefully remove the control cable (4  black, 1 red).
    • Carefully remove the control cable (4 black, 1 red).

  7. Remove the four 6 mm screws holding the band in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 6 mm screws holding the band in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  8. Remove the three 9 mm screws from motherboard and rubber stopper using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the three 9 mm screws from motherboard and rubber stopper using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  9. Remove the motherboard from the tabs and gently lift it out of the case. Remove the yellow NFC module that is attached to the motherboard from the plastic casing with tweezers.
    • Remove the motherboard from the tabs and gently lift it out of the case.

    • Remove the yellow NFC module that is attached to the motherboard from the plastic casing with tweezers.

  10. Remove the power button and springs.
    • Remove the power button and springs.

  11. Using a wire stripper, cut the red and black wires attached to the motherboard. Using a wire stripper, cut the red and black wires attached to the motherboard. Using a wire stripper, cut the red and black wires attached to the motherboard.
    • Using a wire stripper, cut the red and black wires attached to the motherboard.

  12. Using a soldering iron, attach the battery to the new motherboard with the red wire connecting to the 0.2 volts (+) and black wire connecting to the ground (-). Please refer to our soldering guide for more information. Please refer to our soldering guide for more information.
    • Using a soldering iron, attach the battery to the new motherboard with the red wire connecting to the 0.2 volts (+) and black wire connecting to the ground (-).

    • Please refer to our soldering guide for more information.

Conclusion

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

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Thomas Netherton

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12 Comments

Hi everyone!

huotgoubelc - Reply

Does anyone know from where I can buy a motherboard for a Beats Pill??

akon4konvicted - Reply

How do I unplug the cord from the battery? I don't want to damage any cords or plugs, Thanks!

Owen Gerke - Reply

Same as akon4konvicted: "Does anyone know from where I can buy a motherboard for a Beats Pill??

Kenny Hendrick - Reply

While trying to repair I snapped that yellow part with the thin copper running through it, I tried to repair this with superglue but I don't think it worked. Not sure what the part does but is it still safe to use?

Calvin Carroll - Reply

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