Introduction

The speakers are the main components in this device, and after time or bad wiring connection they may become unresponsive and need to be replaced. They are located deep within the body of the device and a several other parts will be needed to be removed before the two speakers can be accessed. Make sure you have all the necessary tools and follow all prerequisite guides in order to replace the two speaker parts.

Parts

No parts required.

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

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

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Insert the Metal Spudger between the rubber edge on the grille and the aluminum casing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Repeat steps to remove the back grille.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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. Carefully pull on the battery cover until the rubber tab slides out of the aluminum casing.
  • Carefully pull on the battery cover until the rubber tab slides out of the aluminum casing.

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Gently pull out the wire strip from the circuit board.
  • Gently pull out the wire strip from the circuit board.

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Use a Metal Spudger to pry up the plastic divider. Use a Metal Spudger to pry up the plastic divider. Use a Metal Spudger to pry up the plastic divider.
  • Use a Metal Spudger to pry up the plastic divider.

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When removing the plastic divider be careful not to damage the wire strip sliding through it. When removing the plastic divider be careful not to damage the wire strip sliding through it.
  • When removing the plastic divider be careful not to damage the wire strip sliding through it.

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Reach through the battery compartment hole and unplug the power strip shown. Reach through the battery compartment hole and unplug the power strip shown.
  • Reach through the battery compartment hole and unplug the power strip shown.

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Remove both circuit boards by wiggling them up and out of the casing. Unplug the speaker wires connected and fully remove both circuit boards. When unplugging the speaker wires, squeeze the white connector piece to release the wires.
  • Remove both circuit boards by wiggling them up and out of the casing.

  • Unplug the speaker wires connected and fully remove both circuit boards.

  • When unplugging the speaker wires, squeeze the white connector piece to release the wires.

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Unhook the speaker wires clipped onto the button switch circuit board. Unhook the speaker wires clipped onto the button switch circuit board.
  • Unhook the speaker wires clipped onto the button switch circuit board.

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Use a nylon or metal spudger to slightly lift up on the button switch circuit board. Pull the button switch circuit board straight out from the casing.
  • Use a nylon or metal spudger to slightly lift up on the button switch circuit board.

  • Pull the button switch circuit board straight out from the casing.

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Remove the eight 9.0 mm screws using the T8 Torx Screwdriver. Remove the eight 9.0 mm screws using the T8 Torx Screwdriver.
  • Remove the eight 9.0 mm screws using the T8 Torx Screwdriver.

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Using a nylon or metal spudger, pry up the plastic divider and remove it. Using a nylon or metal spudger, pry up the plastic divider and remove it. Using a nylon or metal spudger, pry up the plastic divider and remove it.
  • Using a nylon or metal spudger, pry up the plastic divider and remove it.

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Gently lift the speakers up and out of the casing. Gently lift the speakers up and out of the casing. Gently lift the speakers up and out of the casing.
  • Gently lift the speakers up and out of the casing.

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Conclusion

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

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8 Comments

This is great! Well done! Thank you. I dropped mine and there's not any sound now. What would you think happened and where should i start?

Dan - Reply

Perhaps open it up and then use a multimeter or some other speakers to see if you're getting any output from the amplifier? Sometimes the speaker drivers are damaged by dropping.

Larry Chen -

Do you know the part number for the speaker or where to buy it ? After a trip to the beach I now have a cracking sound in one of the speakers.

Thanks for the help

Javier Sanchez - Reply

Hi,

Where can i buy genuine Bose replacement speakers for the Soundlink?

Scott - Reply

Do you know if the the other speakers were passive radiators or powered subwoofers? Bose claims that the are subwoofers but I'm skeptical

Thomas Catanzarita - Reply

Hi, do you know if the oval speakers in the center of the speaker on the front and back are passive radiators or subwoofers? Bose claims that they are subwoofers but I'm skeptical and I doubt they are.

Thomas Catanzarita - Reply

hello

its passive radiators

i do not know where to find those speakers ,i need those too

and for speaker model and other parts this will help :

https://www.google.mu/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&...

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