Introduction

The Eton Soulra XL has two woofers that are relatively easy to access and reconnect, should one become disconnected. This guide will provide step-by-step instructions to disassemble, clean, and repair loose connections. You will need to know how to solder; review How To Solder and Desolder Connections if you are unfamiliar with the process.

Gently pull down and out on the front cover; it should come off easily.
  • Gently pull down and out on the front cover; it should come off easily.

  • This step is not necessary; if the cover does not come off easily it can be left on.

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Remove two screws from each side using a H2.5 hexagonal screwdriver.
  • Remove two screws from each side using a H2.5 hexagonal screwdriver.

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Pry off "Eton" logo from the side speaker covers using a pry tool.
  • Pry off "Eton" logo from the side speaker covers using a pry tool.

  • Be careful not to break the emblem when removing.

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Remove the two screws that were covered by the "Eton" logo using a PH0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two screws that were covered by the "Eton" logo using a PH0 screwdriver.

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The side speaker covers should come off easily now; remove them.
  • The side speaker covers should come off easily now; remove them.

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Remove the five screws on the underside of the device using a PH0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the five screws on the underside of the device using a PH0 screwdriver.

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Extend the solar panel into the upright position to access the screws on the backside of the device.
  • Extend the solar panel into the upright position to access the screws on the backside of the device.

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Remove  the three screws at the top of the back panel using H2.5 hexagonal screwdriver.
  • Remove the three screws at the top of the back panel using H2.5 hexagonal screwdriver.

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Remove the ten screws on the backside of the device using a long-neck PH0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the ten screws on the backside of the device using a long-neck PH0 screwdriver.

  • Some of the screws are deep within the panel and require an appropriate (long neck PH0) screwdriver to access them.

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At this point, the back panel of the device should lift off easily. Lift it off and set aside.
  • At this point, the back panel of the device should lift off easily. Lift it off and set aside.

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Use compressed air to clear away any dust or debris.
  • Use compressed air to clear away any dust or debris.

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Inspect wires and locate any speaker loose connections.
  • Inspect wires and locate any speaker loose connections.

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Solder loose wires back into place.
  • Solder loose wires back into place.

  • Use the methods outlined in the ifixit soldering guide (link in the introduction).

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Conclusion

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

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