Introduction

If your audio sounds muffled or distorted, it may be time to fix the speaker. Look at this guide to learn how to replace the Dell Venue 8 speaker.

  1. Hold the device with the screen facing up. Gently wedge your plastic opening tool into the crease, and run it along the perimeter of the case
    • Hold the device with the screen facing up. Gently wedge your plastic opening tool into the crease, and run it along the perimeter of the case

    • You will hear click sounds as the clips unhinge

    • Remove the back panel of the device.

  2. Remove the 14 screws with the T-5 Torx screwdriver. (11 black 3.6mm screws, and three 4.45mm screws) The silver screws are marked with an "S" or a sticker [S1.6(Silver)] See the corrected image 4.45mm Silver screws
    • Remove the 14 screws with the T-5 Torx screwdriver. (11 black 3.6mm screws, and three 4.45mm screws)

    • The silver screws are marked with an "S" or a sticker [S1.6(Silver)] See the corrected image

    • 4.45mm Silver screws

    • 3.6mm Black screws

    • Gently snap the perimeter clips open, and remove the internal plastic case.

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  4. Using your plastic opening tool, unclip the speaker connection from the logic board.
    • Using your plastic opening tool, unclip the speaker connection from the logic board.

    • Caution: Pull directly up, not out, on the connection

  5. Remove the speaker by placing using your plastic opening tool in the gap on the top of the speaker and prying it up.
    • Remove the speaker by placing using your plastic opening tool in the gap on the top of the speaker and prying it up.

    • The speaker is held on by light adhesive

Conclusion

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

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