Introduction

When one or all of the buttons stop working on a device, it can be a frightening thing. Use this guide to help.

Image 1/2: Using a metal spudger, carefully pry up the plastic covers. Image 2/2: The covers are all glued on, so be careful not to scar the casing when prying them off. If possible, use a spudger or plastic opening tool to remove them.
  • Four round, plastic plugs are located on the back of the device.

  • Using a metal spudger, carefully pry up the plastic covers.

    • The covers are all glued on, so be careful not to scar the casing when prying them off. If possible, use a spudger or plastic opening tool to remove them.

hi i just finished prying apart those round buttons. it is very important to know if you dont want to mangle the button trying to pry it loose. if your looking down at the four buttons the inside part of all the four round circles is where you put a thin small tool, that is where the opening is to eventually pull up the whole thing without having to mangle the circle. so if your looking at the four circles the opening will be in the part of circle where all rounds face each other inward i hope this helps

art - Reply

Note that the torx plus is a 5 star tool, and was the size 15 for me. Make sure you don't purchase the common 6 sided star tool.

Mark - Reply

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  • Remove the four 1.8 cm Torx Plus TR screws from the outer case.

the torque sizing bit would be the number 5 torque bit which will fit in the screw to unscrew it

art - Reply

My experience required a number 15 torx plus head.

This was a 5 sided star, not a 6 sided star.

Mark - Reply

It's NOT torx plus. It's torx SECURITY. Torx Plus is designed for high torque situations. The bit with the hole in the middle is Torx Security.

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Image 1/2: The top button pad may need to be re-glued upon installing the new casing. Image 2/2: The top button pad may need to be re-glued upon installing the new casing.
  • Carefully open up the casing.

    • The top button pad may need to be re-glued upon installing the new casing.

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Image 1/2: Pull the button cable straight out of the connector. Image 2/2: Pull the button cable straight out of the connector.
  • Lift up the retaining flap on the button cable ZIF connector.

  • Pull the button cable straight out of the connector.

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  • Carefully pull the ribbon cable through the rubber gasket that runs around the device.

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  • To remove the old rubber button pad, carefully peel it off of the blue casing.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order, starting from Step 6.

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Great guide, and I think I can manage this. But, where can I get the Replacement Bose SoundLink Color Button Pad??

Fred

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