Introduction

This guide will teach you how to replace your speakers. You will need to complete the battery and frame replacement guides before proceeding to the speakers.

Turn your device over to the backside. On the notch at the bottom portion of the tablet, use your fingers to lift up the back cover.
  • Turn your device over to the backside. On the notch at the bottom portion of the tablet, use your fingers to lift up the back cover.

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Below the battery pack, there are two lock mechanisms. Push EACH lock to the LEFT until it makes a click noise. Lift the battery from the bottom up and remove.
  • Below the battery pack, there are two lock mechanisms. Push EACH lock to the LEFT until it makes a click noise. Lift the battery from the bottom up and remove.

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  • Use your Philips #000 screwdriver to unscrew the fourteen 2.5 mm screws marked on the tablet.

  • These screws are extremely small. Place the screws aside in a container or on your magnetic mat to prevent accidental loss.

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  • Slide the cover on the two middle ribbon cables out to remove it. It should uncover the orange cable connectors.

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  • To disconnect the left ribbon cable from the motherboard, place the flat end of your spudger under the edge of the pop connector and pry the connector straight up.

  • The two ribbon cables connect the keyboard attachment ports to the motherboard. Damage to either cables can induce problems with the Dell mobile keyboard.

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  • The right ribbon cable has a ZIF connector. Use the flat end of your spudger to lift up the small locking flap, then pull out the cable.

  • Pulling the ribbon cable out before unlocking the connector can potentially damage the cable.

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  • There are adhesive strips between the device and the two ribbon cables we disconnected. Pull each cable away from the device just enough to break the adhesive bonds.

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  • Use your pin punch driver to push into the hole on the sim card, then pull out the sim tray.

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  • Insert your plastic opening tool between the screen and frame, and run the tool around the edges to separate the frame from the tablet.

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  • Locate the right and left speakers to be replaced. For this guide, we will start with the left speaker, then the right speaker.

  • If you are replacing the motherboard by itself, then skip steps 17 and 19.

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  • Using a pair of tweezers, detach the red and white cable connector from the circuit board.

  • The laptop is rotated 130 degrees counterclockwise for better viewing.

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  • Once the cable has been detached, use your fingers to lift the right speaker upwards to remove it.

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  • On the right side, use a pair of tweezers to detach the red and white cables from the connector.

  • This device is rotated 130 degrees clockwise for better viewing.

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  • Lift the right speaker upwards using your fingers to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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