Introduction

Use the guide to learn how to replace the motherboard for the Bowers and Wilkins T7 Bluetooth Speaker.

Image 1/1: Gently lift up the access panel; it should easily "pop" open.
  • As with all electronic devices, make sure your device is powered off before you begin.

  • Gently lift up the access panel; it should easily "pop" open.

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Image 1/1: There are 8 screws in total.
  • Remove 14mm screws on the front panel with a J1 Phillips head screwdriver.

    • There are 8 screws in total.

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Image 1/2: Using the ifixit Opening Tool, carefully pry off the rubber seal around the sides. Image 2/2: The seal is held by adhesive, if this is proving difficult you can use a heat gun to help the process.
  • Be gentle, the rubber seal is fragile and easy to tear, resulting in cosmetic damage to your device.

  • Using the ifixit Opening Tool, carefully pry off the rubber seal around the sides.

  • The seal is held by adhesive, if this is proving difficult you can use a heat gun to help the process.

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Image 1/2: Using the ifixit Opening Tool, pry open at the seam found under the rubber seal. Image 2/2: As the cover starts to come off, you can lift up using your hand.
  • The cover is the most difficult part to remove. As you work, pry continuously, moving the tool around the device, working it a little further as you go.

  • Using the ifixit Opening Tool, pry open at the seam found under the rubber seal.

  • As the cover starts to come off, you can lift up using your hand.

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Image 1/3: While squeezing the internal locking mechanism, pull back the terminal. Image 2/3: Repeat this process for the second speaker. Image 3/3: Repeat this process for the second speaker.
  • Gently squeeze the internal locking mechanism inside the red and white terminals with either your fingers or a pair of precision tweezers.

  • While squeezing the internal locking mechanism, pull back the terminal.

  • Repeat this process for the second speaker.

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Image 1/3: Remove the rightmost 14mm screw with the J1 screwdriver tip. Image 2/3: With the screws removed, the motherboard is now loose. Image 3/3: With the screws removed, the motherboard is now loose.
  • Remove the leftmost 14mm screw with the J1 screwdriver tip.

  • Remove the rightmost 14mm screw with the J1 screwdriver tip.

  • With the screws removed, the motherboard is now loose.

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Image 1/3: It is advisable to use a nylon spudger to accomplish this task, because using a metal screwdriver like the one used in the image, can be unnecessarily dangerous around delicate connectors and the motherboard in general. Image 2/3: When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage. Image 3/3: Slide the black tab out so the cable is able to be removed.
  • Ensure you position your fingers, or a screwdriver tool with the 0.8 tip, in a position on the outside of the black tab.

  • It is advisable to use a nylon spudger to accomplish this task, because using a metal screwdriver like the one used in the image, can be unnecessarily dangerous around delicate connectors and the motherboard in general.

  • When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage.

  • Slide the black tab out so the cable is able to be removed.

  • At this point, the cable is removed.

  • These ports are difficult, as you need to simultaneously push the black tab while pulling the cable.

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  • Pull out the cable that is attached to a port under the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: The cable should slide out when the releases are pressed. Image 2/2: This cable can be difficult, as you need to simultaneously push the pins as you pull out the cable.
  • Use the 0.8 and 1.0 screwdriver tips to press on the pins to release this cable.

  • The cable should slide out when the releases are pressed.

  • This cable can be difficult, as you need to simultaneously push the pins as you pull out the cable.

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Image 1/2: The cable should easily slide out. Image 2/2: The cable should easily slide out.
  • Use the 0.8 screwdriver tip to press in the tabs keeping this cable in place.

  • The cable should easily slide out.

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Image 1/2: Use your fingers to pull out the cable. Image 2/2: Use your fingers to pull out the cable.
  • Rotated the motherboard to access this cable.

  • Use your fingers to pull out the cable.

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Image 1/2: Use your fingers to pull the cable out of the port. Image 2/2: Use your fingers to pull the cable out of the port.
  • The battery cable needs to be removed.

  • Use your fingers to pull the cable out of the port.

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Image 1/2: Slide out the cable while continuing to press and hold the tab. Image 2/2: Slide out the cable while continuing to press and hold the tab.
  • The red cable has a tab to press in order to release the cable.

  • Slide out the cable while continuing to press and hold the tab.

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Image 1/2: Pull on the gold connector to disconnect the cable. Image 2/2: Pull on the gold connector to disconnect the cable.
  • Rotate the motherboard to access the last cable.

  • Pull on the gold connector to disconnect the cable.

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Conclusion

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

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