Introduction

If you are experiencing problems with your Soundlink III's functioning such that the device won't turn on or certain buttons won't work, your motherboard may need replacement.

Image 1/1: 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.
  • 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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Image 1/2: These screws may be difficult to remove. If necessary, use a lever for extra torque. Image 2/2: Remove the bottom panel.
  • 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.

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  • Remove the two 12.5 mm Phillips #2 screws from the sides of the battery.

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Image 1/1: The adhesive for these pads is powerful, but you may require new adhesive if the original begins to fail.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Slide off the outer case. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: All screws (excluding the two middle screws on the right side) are 12.5 mm in length. The aforementioned middle screws are 21 mm.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Now you should be able to lift the top panel off. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: The circuitry for the buttons on the top panel may be found underneath, so use caution not to damage it. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/1: Remove the motherboard from the device.
  • Gently disconnect the three cables connected to the motherboard.

  • Remove the motherboard from the device.

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Conclusion

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

Nicholas Inniss

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Hi, I have to replace my SLIII motherboard.

The question is. Where can I get one ?

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