Introduction

The battery cover is the rubber flap on the bottom of the speaker that covers the battery. It cannot be pulled off without first going through several prerequisite steps. This guide will provide you with easy to follow steps to remove this part.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Peel back the rubber battery cover and remove the four circled 6.0 mm screws using a T8 Torx Screwdriver.
    • Peel back the rubber battery cover and remove the four circled 6.0 mm screws using a T8 Torx Screwdriver.

    Help I removed the part which I'm not supposed to next to the battery charger how do I put it back?

    Sooraj murali - Reply

    Where can I actually get a replacement battery????

    appreciate any help bc I couldn’t find it anywhere.

    Kamil M. - Reply

    Where can I get an actual replacement battery???

    appreciate any help bc I couldn’t find it anywhere.

    Kamil M. - Reply

    Hi Brent and thank you for this easy fix.

    Still I have a problem I did not have while the original battery was in place: the sound is now buzzing even at a middle-of-the-range volume.

    I used the original screws and everything seems in place and the screws are tightened “right” I would say. I am usually fine fixing things. And I do not see what I could have done wrong…

    Any suggestion?

    Thank you.

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  2. While holding the cover back, pull straight up on the battery to remove it.
    • While holding the cover back, pull straight up on the battery to remove it.

    Where can I buy this battery

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    • Insert the Metal Spudger between the rubber edge on the grille and the aluminum casing.

    • Place Metal Spudger in the location shown.

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    • Slowly pry up the grille until the two tabs shown pop out.

    • Be very gentle, the grille will bend.

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    • The grille is attached to the speaker with double sided sticky tape. To remove the grill gently pull upward while keeping tension to the right.

    • Be very gentle, the grille will bend.

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    • Repeat steps to remove the back grille.

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    • Remove the four 15.0 mm screws on the left and the four 9.0 mm screws on the right using the T8 Torx Screwdriver.

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    • Remove the circuit board by pushing it with your index finger in the direction shown while using a nylon or metal spudger to lift it up and out of place.

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    • Carefully pull on the battery cover until the rubber tab slides out of the aluminum casing.

    I just want to emphasize that the rubber tab (that is part of the cover) is supposed to sit ON TOP of the circuit board. In my case, my son managed to pull of the battery cover off completely, so as I was taking it apart I didn’t see how the rubber tab was actually supposed to sit inside the box. Because these instructions have you unseat the circuit board, I thought it was implying the tab was supposed to sit under the circuit board. But that is NOT the case! If I had looked at the pictures 7 and 9 more carefully, I would have seen how things were supposed to sit. Instead I first jammed things back together with the rubber underneath the board (really hard to do), only to find that the slightly squeezed rubber tab pushed the cover out a millimeter so it wouldn’t sit right on the charger. On closer inspection, I figured things out.

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Conclusion

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

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can someone tell me how do i reattach the rubber battery cover if i have removed it completely

rajpotus - Reply

Cut the lip off. You will not be able to put it back. It’s Bose’s terrible design.

megaspeed - Reply

@rajpotus: I had the same problem. If the little rubber tab is not damaged (mine was fine), you should be able to follow these instructions to replace it. But I have these comments on the instructions:

1) You do NOT need to remove the front grill. I have no idea why they suggest you do that here.

2) I think the reason you remove the battery is to make sure the circuit board has zero power on it when you work on it — otherwise a touch of the screwdriver to an unlucky spot on the board might short/burn something out. But I don’t think there’s any mechanical reason to remove it.

3) Once you pop off the back grill cover, you should be able to slide the tab through the slot and coax it up (maybe with a tooth-pick and/or tweezers) on top of the circuit board, but it’s probably better to unscrew the circuit board (as directed here) which makes it easier to push the rubber tab through. Then slide the circuit board back under the tab and screw it back into place.

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