Introduction

Following this guide will show you how to access and replace the motherboard. The Braven BRV-HD Battery Replacement is a prerequisite for this guide.

Placing the device on its back with the BRV-HD logo facing up, remove the eight 5mm hexagon 2.0 screws on the front panel. Make sure the device is turned off before starting.
  • Placing the device on its back with the BRV-HD logo facing up, remove the eight 5mm hexagon 2.0 screws on the front panel.

  • Make sure the device is turned off before starting.

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Lift the front panel off of the speaker using a plastic opening tool.
  • Lift the front panel off of the speaker using a plastic opening tool.

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Placing the device with the back panel facing up, remove the eight 5mm hexagon 2.0 screws from the back panel. Placing the device with the back panel facing up, remove the eight 5mm hexagon 2.0 screws from the back panel.
  • Placing the device with the back panel facing up, remove the eight 5mm hexagon 2.0 screws from the back panel.

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Lift the back panel off of the device with a plastic opening tool.
  • Lift the back panel off of the device with a plastic opening tool.

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Turning the device on its side, unscrew the four 15mm hexagon 2.0 screws on the charging port panel. Turning the device on its side, unscrew the four 15mm hexagon 2.0 screws on the charging port panel.
  • Turning the device on its side, unscrew the four 15mm hexagon 2.0 screws on the charging port panel.

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Remove the outer rubber flap and the plastic side port panel.
  • Remove the outer rubber flap and the plastic side port panel.

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Place the device on its front. Loosen the four 12mm Phillips screws in the four corners with a J1 screwdriver.
  • Place the device on its front.

  • Loosen the four 12mm Phillips screws in the four corners with a J1 screwdriver.

  • Loosen the two 8mm Phillips screws in the center with a J1 screwdriver.

  • These screws are difficult to reach and will require a screwdriver extension piece.

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Pull off the rubber sleeve surrounding the speaker using your hands.
  • Pull off the rubber sleeve surrounding the speaker using your hands.

  • There is adhesive binding the sleeve to the speaker and force will be required to remove the sleeve.

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Lift the black covering off of the speaker using both hands.
  • Lift the black covering off of the speaker using both hands.

  • Loose screws that you were unable to remove with the screwdriver will be removed when you lift off the black covering.

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Remove the four 12mm Phillips screws securing the two battery brackets with a J1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the four 12mm Phillips screws securing the two battery brackets with a J1 screwdriver.

  • Move any wires aside to have better access to the screws securing the battery.

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Remove the two brackets that hold down the battery using your hands.
  • Remove the two brackets that hold down the battery using your hands.

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Use the plastic opening tool to lift up the battery. Remove the battery using your hands.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift up the battery.

  • Remove the battery using your hands.

  • The wires connecting the battery to the motherboard are still plugged in. Avoid pulling on the battery or these wires may break.

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Disconnect the wire attaching the battery to the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the wire attaching the battery to the motherboard.

  • There is green glue on the wire ports preventing the wires from falling out. Peel and remove this glue as necessary.

  • Be careful when pulling out the wires from their ports. The metal stems attached to the ports can break. A spudger or tweezers may help.

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Locating the two screws on either side of the motherboard, unscrew the two 8 mm Phillips head screws using a J1 Phillips head screw driver. Locating the two screws on either side of the motherboard, unscrew the two 8 mm Phillips head screws using a J1 Phillips head screw driver. Locating the two screws on either side of the motherboard, unscrew the two 8 mm Phillips head screws using a J1 Phillips head screw driver.
  • Locating the two screws on either side of the motherboard, unscrew the two 8 mm Phillips head screws using a J1 Phillips head screw driver.

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Slide out the motherboard using your hands. Unplug all the wires attaching the motherboard to the device. Remove and replace motherboard.
  • Slide out the motherboard using your hands.

  • Unplug all the wires attaching the motherboard to the device.

  • Remove and replace motherboard.

  • Some wires are glued to the motherboard with a green glue. Remove the glue before removing the wires.

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Conclusion

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

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