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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 a Philips #0 Screwdriver that is ESD-safe. Remove the 4 screws circled in blue 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 a Philips #0 Screwdriver that is ESD-safe. Remove the 4 screws circled in blue that were underneath the rubber stand.

  2. Remove the 2 screws circled in red with the  ESD-safe Philips #0 Screwdriver. Slowly remove the center band and 2 clip rings until the adhesive seperates as to prevent damage. Slowly remove the center band and 2 clip rings until the adhesive seperates as to prevent damage.
    • Remove the 2 screws circled in red with the ESD-safe Philips #0 Screwdriver.

    • Slowly remove the center band and 2 clip rings until the adhesive seperates as to prevent damage.

  3. Using the spudger, starting in the middle, pry the device apart along it’s seam as circled in pink. Open the device as highlighted in red to separate the two main bodies of the device. Device should look as picture above. Open the device as highlighted in red to separate the two main bodies of the device. Device should look as picture above.
    • Using the spudger, starting in the middle, pry the device apart along it’s seam as circled in pink.

    • Open the device as highlighted in red to separate the two main bodies of the device. Device should look as picture above.

  4. Circled in red is the speaker pin (yellow, red, black, white) from the mother board.    •    (Caution! Ground yourself when touching the mother board) Take a picture of the device cables connected to ensure you’re able to reconnect them correctly later. Circled in red is the speaker pin (yellow, red, black, white) from the mother board.    •    (Caution! Ground yourself when touching the mother board) Take a picture of the device cables connected to ensure you’re able to reconnect them correctly later.
    • Circled in red is the speaker pin (yellow, red, black, white) from the mother board. • (Caution! Ground yourself when touching the mother board) Take a picture of the device cables connected to ensure you’re able to reconnect them correctly later.

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  6. Circled in red here is the NFC sensor cable. This cable has two (black and red) wires and should be removed carefully. Circled in red here is the NFC sensor cable. This cable has two (black and red) wires and should be removed carefully.
    • Circled in red here is the NFC sensor cable. This cable has two (black and red) wires and should be removed carefully.

  7. Remove control cable, highlighted in red with 5 wires (four black and one red) carefully. Remove control cable, highlighted in red with 5 wires (four black and one red) carefully.
    • Remove control cable, highlighted in red with 5 wires (four black and one red) carefully.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

Conclusion

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

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11 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

The prung in my beats came off some one plugging the plug in wrong can it be fixed

Matthew Shiggs - Reply

Where can you buy the motherboard for the pill?

Patrick Villanueva - Reply

My beats pill acts like it's turning on then just shuts off. Any suggestions

Patrick Villanueva - Reply

Looking for power board for my beats pill model A1680, thanks

Travis Zimmerman - Reply

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