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If you notice any major damage to your charging port that prevents you from charging your device, you may need to replace your charging port.

Use a spudger to pry the rubber pads off of the bottom panel of the SoundLink.
  • 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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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 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.
  • 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. Remove the two 12.5 mm Phillips #2 screws from the sides of the battery.
  • Remove the two 12.5 mm Phillips #2 screws from the sides of the battery.

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Gently peel back the adhesive padding on either side of the inner back panel.
  • 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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Remove the four 12.5 mm Phillips #2 screws mounting the outer case. 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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Remove four screws from each of the four speakers (16 screws total) using a Torx #10 screwdriver.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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.
  • Remove the 12.5 mm screw mounting the motherboard using a Philips #2 screwdriver.

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Gently disconnect the three cables connected to the motherboard.
  • Gently disconnect the three cables connected to the motherboard.

  • Remove the motherboard from the device.

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Remove the two 12.5 mm screws on either side of the charging port using a Torx T10 screwdriver. Remove the two 12.5 mm screws on either side of the charging port using a Torx T10 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 12.5 mm screws on either side of the charging port using a Torx T10 screwdriver.

where can I get/buy the charging port for a Bose SoundLink III ?

Maritza Manchester - Reply

Gently unplug the cable connecting the charging port. Now the charging port should be fully detached and ready for replacement.
  • Gently unplug the cable connecting the charging port.

  • Now the charging port should be fully detached and ready for replacement.

Great video. I need to change the aux port. Where can I buy one?

rmorin04 - Reply

had any luck with the aux port, I also need a new one

paul - Reply

Conclusion

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

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Hello, This is an excellent resource. One thing, you did not say, or I did not see, where to purchase the actual usb port. Where can I locate one and this would be for a Bose Soundlink II.

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James Patrick - Reply

HI, thanks a lot for the instructions, any idea where i acn purchase the charging port full part

thanks

Carlos

Carlos Gallardo - Reply

I would like to know where i can buy the replacement part

Jeroen Knip - Reply

Also would love to know where to purchase the required replacement MicroUSB Port. I'm searching and if I find anything compatible I will contact anyone else who posts to this thread.

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