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Bose SoundDock XT Logic Board Replacement

What you need

  1. Bose SoundDock XT Logic Board Replacement, Logic Board: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the six # 1 Phillips head screws from the bottom panel.

  2. Bose SoundDock XT Logic Board Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • After removing the bottom plate, you will have visibility of the logic board. Using a plastic opening tool, lift the small black latch holding the ribbon cable. Slide the ribbon cable loose from the logic board.

  3. Bose SoundDock XT Logic Board Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Next, using pointed nose tweezers, remove the 4-wire white connector from the logic board by wiggle back and forth while lifting until the connector is disconnected from the board.

    • Metal pointed nose tweezers may cause damage if used improperly.

  4. Bose SoundDock XT Logic Board Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the remaining 8mm length # 2 Phillips head screws holding the motherboard in place.

  5. Bose SoundDock XT Logic Board Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Bose SoundDock XT Logic Board Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Record the order of the 6 wires soldered to the board.

    • Using a hot soldering iron and either a solder sucker or de-soldering wick, remove the solder from the 6 wires highlighted on the photo in red.

    • Soldering iron may cause damage to the device if used improperly.

  6. Bose SoundDock XT Logic Board Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Replace old logic board with the new logic board. Place the wires into the solder holes and solder in place. Reassemble the SoundDock.

    • Make sure the wires are in the correct order using the recorded pattern from the wire removal step 3.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. With proper execution of these steps, you will be able to replace your logic board and enjoy the sound of your SoundDock XT.

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Hi, one question, where can i buy the replacement logic board?

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