Introduction

If you are experiencing any audio issues with the lower frequency sounds (the bass) such as distortion, muffling, quietness, or total absence of sound, you may need to replace your bass speaker.

Image 1/1: The rubber pads should have enough adhesive to stick when you reassemble them at the end. If not, however, you may need your own adhesive.
  • Use a spudger to pry the rubber pads off of the bottom panel of the SoundLink.

  • The rubber pads should have enough adhesive to stick when you reassemble them at the end. If not, however, you may need your own adhesive.

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Image 1/2: These screws may be difficult to remove. If necessary, use a lever for extra torque. Image 2/2: Remove the bottom panel.
  • Remove the two 12.5 mm screws using a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

    • These screws may be difficult to remove. If necessary, use a lever for extra torque.

  • Remove the bottom panel.

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  • Flip the rear panel back to allow access to the SoundLink's battery.

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  • Remove the two 12.5 mm Phillips #2 screws from the sides of the battery.

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Image 1/1: The adhesive for these pads is powerful, but you may require new adhesive if the original begins to fail.
  • Gently peel back the adhesive padding on either side of the inner back panel.

  • The adhesive for these pads is powerful, but you may require new adhesive if the original begins to fail.

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Image 1/2: Slide off the outer case. Image 2/2: Slide off the outer case.
  • Remove the four 12.5 mm Phillips #2 screws mounting the outer case.

  • Slide off the outer case.

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Image 1/1: All screws (excluding the two middle screws on the right side) are 12.5 mm in length. The aforementioned middle screws are 21 mm.
  • Remove four screws from each of the four speakers (16 screws total) using a Torx #10 screwdriver.

  • All screws (excluding the two middle screws on the right side) are 12.5 mm in length. The aforementioned middle screws are 21 mm.

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Image 1/2: Now you should be able to lift the top panel off. Image 2/2: Now you should be able to lift the top panel off.
  • Remove the two 12.5 mm screws which mount the top panel using a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

  • Now you should be able to lift the top panel off.

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Image 1/2: The circuitry for the buttons on the top panel may be found underneath, so use caution not to damage it. Image 2/2: The circuitry for the buttons on the top panel may be found underneath, so use caution not to damage it.
  • Use a metal spudger to pry the device apart. You must use a metal spudger because of the great force necessary to pry it apart.

  • The circuitry for the buttons on the top panel may be found underneath, so use caution not to damage it.

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  • Remove the 12.5 mm screw mounting the motherboard using a Philips #2 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Remove the motherboard from the device.
  • Gently disconnect the three cables connected to the motherboard.

  • Remove the motherboard from the device.

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Image 1/2: You will now be able to remove the bass speaker. Image 2/2: You will now be able to remove the bass speaker.
  • Remove the four 12.5 mm screws using a Philips #2 screwdriver.

  • You will now be able to remove the bass speaker.

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Conclusion

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

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