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Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement

What you need

  1. Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement, Front Panel: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the speaker over so that the rubber strips along the bottom are facing you.

    • Use the iFixit Opening Tool to peel back the rubber strip on the bottom-front edge.

  2. Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove each of the three 20mm screws on the bottom front edge of the speaker.

  3. Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the front panel with the mesh covering downwards to disconnect it from the SoundTouch 10 body.

    • Lift the panel away to reveal the speaker head.

  4. Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement, Back panel: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove each of the six 20mm screws located underneath the front panel.

  5. Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the speaker onto its back.

    • Loosen the adhesive by sliding a Metal Spudger under the edge where the back panel meets the speaker's body.

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    • Use force with an iFixit Plastic Opening Tool to pry the back panel up from the speaker frame.

    • If the panel does not come free easily, a heat gun may be needed to weaken the adhesive.

    • Once the panel has been disconnected, it should fall open revealing the motherboard.

  7. Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Use ESD Safe Tweezers (Blunt Nose) to pull out the wire ribbon at the end of the motherboard.

  8. Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • The motherboard contains capacitors (shown as cylinders in the upper right of the picture) which can hold a charge even when the speaker is powered off. Do not touch them as doing so may result in a shock.

    • Pull up on the base of the speaker wire plug to disconnect it from the motherboard.

  9. Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement, Bass Port: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to remove each of the two 11mm screws attached to the bass port.

  10. Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the bass port away from the motherboard.

  11. Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement, Charging Port: step 11, image 1 of 2 Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement, Charging Port: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Pinch the tab on the bottom of the clip connecting the charging port cables to the motherboard.

    • Lift upwards to disconnect the clip.

  12. Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 15mm screws from either side of the charging port.

  13. Bose SoundTouch 10 Charging Port Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • With an iFixit Plastic Opening Tool, pry the speaker port upwards and away from the socket.

Conclusion

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

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