Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the speakers of your Chromebook. This is a very straightforward and easy repair.

Set your laptop upside down on your work space.
  • Set your laptop upside down on your work space.

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Using tweezers, remove the circular stickers that are covering the two screws near the middle of the back cover. Stick them to the laptop next to the screws.
  • Using tweezers, remove the circular stickers that are covering the two screws near the middle of the back cover. Stick them to the laptop next to the screws.

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Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, loosen all seven 2.5mm screws on the back cover of the device.
  • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, loosen all seven 2.5mm screws on the back cover of the device.

  • These screws will stay attached to the back cover, so just loosen them until they rattle around.

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Using a plastic opening tool, begin to separate the back cover from the body of the computer.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, begin to separate the back cover from the body of the computer.

  • If you have trouble prying a particular part of the back cover off, make sure that the nearest screws are fully loosened.

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Using your hands, pull the back cover fully off of the body of the computer.
  • Using your hands, pull the back cover fully off of the body of the computer.

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Locate and gently pull the  wire harness (small plastic box with wires leading to black audio speakers) directly out of the connector on the motherboard. Some components are not shown in pictures for simplicity. There is no need to remove any of the missing components to successfully remove the speakers. Some components are not shown in pictures for simplicity. There is no need to remove any of the missing components to successfully remove the speakers.
  • Locate and gently pull the wire harness (small plastic box with wires leading to black audio speakers) directly out of the connector on the motherboard.

  • Some components are not shown in pictures for simplicity. There is no need to remove any of the missing components to successfully remove the speakers.

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Remove any existing tape attached to the audio wire you unplugged in the previous step. Gently lift and remove speakers. No screws should be removed
  • Remove any existing tape attached to the audio wire you unplugged in the previous step.

  • Gently lift and remove speakers.

  • No screws should be removed

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Conclusion

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

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