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Bose SoundTouch 10 Speaker/Driver Replacement

What you need

  1. Bose SoundTouch 10 Speaker/Driver 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 Speaker/Driver 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 Speaker/Driver Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 Bose SoundTouch 10 Speaker/Driver 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 Speaker/Driver 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 Speaker/Driver 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.

  6. Bose SoundTouch 10 Speaker/Driver Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Bose SoundTouch 10 Speaker/Driver Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • 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 Speaker/Driver Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Bose SoundTouch 10 Speaker/Driver 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 Speaker/Driver Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Bose SoundTouch 10 Speaker/Driver 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 Speaker/Driver Replacement, Speaker/Driver: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove each of the four 15mm screws holding the speaker in place.

  10. Bose SoundTouch 10 Speaker/Driver Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • You can now lift speaker/driver completely away from it's housing.

Conclusion

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

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Hi I need to get a replacement for the driver. Would you know the specs or where to get them from? Bose support has not been very helpful with this , since I live outside of the US and repair would be expensive, I need to purchase the driver only to fix it myself. Any advise would be appreciated.

Fernando Gamero - Reply

My wife recently dropped the Soundtouch 10 on a tile floor. Upon impact, we have no lights- no sound- nothing. Please advise? I have no idea what could be damaged. Thank you!

Dennis - Reply

Hello I needed to reconnect my capacitor on my Bose Soundtouch 10 after dropping speaker. The IFixit steps to open the speaker were perfect! After reconnecting capacitor, shaking the speaker was no longer required.

BillJ - 06/30/20

billjolley16 - Reply

Mi bocina aparece que se conecta blue toot en teléfono u otro pero no se escucha nada de echo en mi telefono aparece que esta funciinando pero no suena. Ni da el sonido bip cuando se conecta. Como o que ocupo revisar?

vicret - Reply

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