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.

Remove rubber stand from the lower portion of the device. Use a phillips head screw driver, size (PH00 or PH0) to remove the six screws located under the rubber stand. The two band screws being 6.97 mm and four case screws being 9.11 mm in length. Use the rubber tool to remove the speaker. Remove the screws on the back of the pill.
  • Remove rubber stand from the lower portion of the device. Use a phillips head screw driver, size (PH00 or PH0) to remove the six screws located under the rubber stand. The two band screws being 6.97 mm and four case screws being 9.11 mm in length.

  • Use the rubber tool to remove the speaker.

  • Remove the screws on the back of the pill.

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Remove center cover by prying underneath the seal. Note: (use care due to adhesive located underneath). Then remove plastic clip rings around the center band. Remove the to screws under the pill. Remove the to screws under the pill.
  • Remove center cover by prying underneath the seal. Note: (use care due to adhesive located underneath). Then remove plastic clip rings around the center band.

  • Remove the to screws under the pill.

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Pry the top half of the device from the center crevice to reveal the inner circuits. Use your tool to get the middle of the pill to open Use your tool to get the middle of the pill to open
  • Pry the top half of the device from the center crevice to reveal the inner circuits.

  • Use your tool to get the middle of the pill to open

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Remove speaker pins (yellow, red, black, white) from the mother board. Note:  (Be sure to use caution and ground yourself when touching the motherboard) No particular wire disassembly order needed, just be sure to write down where each wire pin was unplugged from. Remove speaker pins (yellow, red, black, white) from the mother board. Note:  (Be sure to use caution and ground yourself when touching the motherboard) No particular wire disassembly order needed, just be sure to write down where each wire pin was unplugged from.
  • Remove speaker pins (yellow, red, black, white) from the mother board. Note: (Be sure to use caution and ground yourself when touching the motherboard) No particular wire disassembly order needed, just be sure to write down where each wire pin was unplugged from.

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Remove the red "b" button connector. This connector contains two wires, a red and black wire. Remove the red "b" button connector. This connector contains two wires, a red and black wire.
  • Remove the red "b" button connector. This connector contains two wires, a red and black wire.

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Unplug the front panel control connector. This is a five wire connector that contains four black wires and one red. Unplug the front panel control connector. This is a five wire connector that contains four black wires and one red.
  • Unplug the front panel control connector. This is a five wire connector that contains four black wires and one red.

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Using a PH0 or PH00 bit head unscrew the four (diameter = .072 in, length = .239 in) screws holding the band holding the battery in place.
  • Using a PH0 or PH00 bit head unscrew the four (diameter = .072 in, length = .239 in) screws holding the band holding the battery in place.

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Using the same bit size remove the three screws (diameter = .072 in, length = .354 in) for the motherboard and rubber stopper attached to the screw.
  • Using the same bit size remove the three screws (diameter = .072 in, length = .354 in) for the motherboard and rubber stopper attached to the screw.

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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.
  • 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.

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Remove power button and springs.
  • Remove power button and springs.

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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.

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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. 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. 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.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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7 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

Hey Calvin. Unfortunately that part is actually a flexible circuit. Superglue unfortunately will not restore the ability for current to travel through the cable, as superglue doesn't conduct. I imagine the device is safe to use, however the device will not work. If you do power it on, I would monitor the device to see if heat is being generated, as this can be dangerous. You will need to find an intact cable to replace the broken one, though, to restore the device to working order.

Scott Havard -

Good afternoon,

I am trying to figure the value of the inductor sitting behind the micro USB charging connector. That inductor was the one causing the failure in my case. Can anyone tell me?

Patrick Marshall - Reply

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