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Introduction

With this replacement guide, you will learn step-by-step how to replace the back speaker.

  1. Locate the two switches toward the bottom corners of the device's back cover. Use your thumbs or fingers to push the two switches forward at the same time and detach the back cover from the device. Check to make sure the back cover has fully detached from the device. You should be left with two separate pieces: the back cover, and the device with exposed internal hardware.
    • Locate the two switches toward the bottom corners of the device's back cover.

    • Use your thumbs or fingers to push the two switches forward at the same time and detach the back cover from the device.

    • Check to make sure the back cover has fully detached from the device. You should be left with two separate pieces: the back cover, and the device with exposed internal hardware.

  2. Identify that the battery is visible once the back cover has been removed, and locate the battery in the rectangular-shaped  top half of the device.
    • Identify that the battery is visible once the back cover has been removed, and locate the battery in the rectangular-shaped top half of the device.

    • Pry apart the battery and back of the device using the flat end of your spudger tool.

    • Your battery has a specific orientation resembling a horizontal rectangle. Make sure the gold colored leads are aligned with the gold colored strips on your battery before reassembling.

  3. Locate the SIM card once the battery has been removed. The SIM card is typically located in the center of the phone, and it is secured by a metal tray.
    • Locate the SIM card once the battery has been removed. The SIM card is typically located in the center of the phone, and it is secured by a metal tray.

  4. Remove the SIM card carefully by sliding it upwards out of the metal tray. No tools are needed for this step.
    • Remove the SIM card carefully by sliding it upwards out of the metal tray. No tools are needed for this step.

    • Your SIM card has a specific orientation to follow when it is replaced. Make sure the gold colored leads are aligned with the gold colored strips in the SIM card tray before reassembling.

  5. Place the iFixit spudger underneath the camera lens' protective plastic cover and pry them apart with gentle force. Make sure the plastic cover has been fully removed by carefully lifting it away from the device with your fingers.
    • Place the iFixit spudger underneath the camera lens' protective plastic cover and pry them apart with gentle force.

    • Make sure the plastic cover has been fully removed by carefully lifting it away from the device with your fingers.

  6. Flip the device so that the and touchscreen and Blackberry logo is facing you. Place the iFixit spudger underneath the front plastic cover located below the buttons with red and green phone symbols.
    • Flip the device so that the and touchscreen and Blackberry logo is facing you.

    • Place the iFixit spudger underneath the front plastic cover located below the buttons with red and green phone symbols.

    • Lift and remove the plastic cover once the iFixit spudger is in place. Make sure the plastic cover can be fully detached from the rest of the device.

  7. Locate the two bronze colored Torx T6 3 mm screws below the buttons with red and green phone symbols. Unscrew the Torx T6 3 mm screws with a Torx T6 screwdriver.
    • Locate the two bronze colored Torx T6 3 mm screws below the buttons with red and green phone symbols.

    • Unscrew the Torx T6 3 mm screws with a Torx T6 screwdriver.

  8. Locate and unscrew the four, silver Torx T6 3 mm screws on the back of the device. Unscrew the four screws with a T-6 Torx Head Screwdriver.
    • Locate and unscrew the four, silver Torx T6 3 mm screws on the back of the device.

    • Unscrew the four screws with a T-6 Torx Head Screwdriver.

  9. Pry the iFixit spudger into the slit between the two, plastic sides of the device to separate the back panel from the front panel. Slide the iFixit spudger across the slit until you are left with two, separated front and back panels.
    • Pry the iFixit spudger into the slit between the two, plastic sides of the device to separate the back panel from the front panel.

    • Slide the iFixit spudger across the slit until you are left with two, separated front and back panels.

  10. Locate the silver speaker marked with numbers and letters on the back panel of the device.
    • Locate the silver speaker marked with numbers and letters on the back panel of the device.

  11. Place the iFixit spudger underneath the silver speaker component. Use the iFixit spudger to lift the speaker off of the panel with light force. Set the speaker aside once it has been fully removed.
    • Place the iFixit spudger underneath the silver speaker component.

    • Use the iFixit spudger to lift the speaker off of the panel with light force.

    • Set the speaker aside once it has been fully removed.

    • When removing speakers, replacing or re-inserting them may result in looseness. This means that during re-assembly they may fall out or shift. An adhesive may be necessary to keep the speaker in place.

Conclusion

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

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