Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to remove and replace the speaker system of a Dell Inspirion 9300 in order to preserve the function of the device.

Image 1/2: Remove the twelve 6mm Phillips screws from the bottom of the case. Image 2/2: Remove the battery before working on internal components to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Remove the battery prior to working on any internal components.

  • Remove the twelve 6mm Phillips screws from the bottom of the case.

  • Remove the battery before working on internal components to ensure a safe working environment.

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Image 1/1: Start on the right hand side, where there is a notch in the bezel for easiest removal.
  • Gently pry away the silver bezel above the keyboard and below the display using a spudger.

  • Start on the right hand side, where there is a notch in the bezel for easiest removal.

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Image 1/3: Pull the keyboard up and toward the monitor to reveal the ribbon cable beneath. Image 2/3: Firmly grasp the blue tape attached to the keyboard ribbon cable connector and pull upward away from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Firmly grasp the blue tape attached to the keyboard ribbon cable connector and pull upward away from the motherboard.
  • Remove the two 5mm Phillips screws retaining the keyboard.

  • Pull the keyboard up and toward the monitor to reveal the ribbon cable beneath.

  • Firmly grasp the blue tape attached to the keyboard ribbon cable connector and pull upward away from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two 5mm Phillips screws holding the display hinge on both sides of the laptop. Image 2/2: Support the display as you loosen the hinges, to avoid the screen falling and breaking.
  • Firmly grasp the blue tape attached to the LCD display ribbon cable connector and pull upward away from the motherboard.

  • Remove the two 5mm Phillips screws holding the display hinge on both sides of the laptop.

  • Support the display as you loosen the hinges, to avoid the screen falling and breaking.

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Image 1/2: Gently pry the CMOS battery out of its retaining clip using a spudger. Image 2/2: Gently pry the CMOS battery out of its retaining clip using a spudger.
  • Remove the seven 6mm Phillips screws holding the trackpad/palm rest to the motherboard.

  • Gently pry the CMOS battery out of its retaining clip using a spudger.

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Image 1/2: Remove the trackpad ribbon cable from the motherboard using a spudger. Image 2/2: Remove the trackpad ribbon cable from the motherboard using a spudger.
  • Remove the low profile connector for the keyboard status lights located next to the video card heat sink using a spudger.

  • Remove the trackpad ribbon cable from the motherboard using a spudger.

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  • Pull up and away on the track pad to expose the internal components below.

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Image 1/1: Slide the CD-ROM drive out of the lower case.
  • Remove the two 3mm Phillips screws holding the CD-ROM drive in place.

  • Slide the CD-ROM drive out of the lower case.

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Image 1/2: Repeat for the adjacent speaker connector. Image 2/2: Repeat for the adjacent speaker connector.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the subwoofer cable.

    • Repeat for the adjacent speaker connector.

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  • Pry away the black tape that holds the sound system wires in place.

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Image 1/2: Remove the four (two for each speaker) 5mm Phillips screws that secure the left and right speakers. Image 2/2: Remove the four (two for each speaker) 5mm Phillips screws that secure the left and right speakers.
  • Remove the 7mm Phillips screws that hold the subwoofer in place.

  • Remove the four (two for each speaker) 5mm Phillips screws that secure the left and right speakers.

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Conclusion

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

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