Introduction

This guide involves further disassembly of the clock radio and will require using several different tools and techniques, including using a soldering iron. If you need help on how to use a soldering iron, consult this iFixit guide: How To Solder and Desolder Connections

  1. Find the battery compartment on the bottom of the clock radio. Using your thumb, push the compartment cover latch toward the battery. With the latch pushed in, pull the compartment cover upward to remove it..
    • Find the battery compartment on the bottom of the clock radio.

    • Using your thumb, push the compartment cover latch toward the battery.

    • With the latch pushed in, pull the compartment cover upward to remove it..

  2. Lift the battery from the compartment. Pull the battery up and gently disconnect it from the battery connector.
    • Lift the battery from the compartment.

    • Pull the battery up and gently disconnect it from the battery connector.

  3. Using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver, unscrew the six 12mm screws from around the bottom of the clock radio. Using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver, unscrew the six 12mm screws from around the bottom of the clock radio.
    • Using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver, unscrew the six 12mm screws from around the bottom of the clock radio.

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  5. Gently pull the liquid crystal display (LCD) cover off.
    • Gently pull the liquid crystal display (LCD) cover off.

  6. Lift the top off. Two gray, plastic internal pieces will fall out when you do this; set them aside. Lift the top off. Two gray, plastic internal pieces will fall out when you do this; set them aside.
    • Lift the top off. Two gray, plastic internal pieces will fall out when you do this; set them aside.

  7. Grip the speaker. Lift the speaker from the holder.
    • Grip the speaker.

    • Lift the speaker from the holder.

    • Turn the speaker over.

  8. The red wire is the + and the tan wire is the -. These wires are connected with solder. Apply the hot soldering iron tip to the speaker connection solder. Pull the speaker away from the wires.
    • The red wire is the + and the tan wire is the -. These wires are connected with solder.

    • Apply the hot soldering iron tip to the speaker connection solder.

    • Pull the speaker away from the wires.

  9. Attach a new 65 mm speaker, model #115048352530, with the wire connectors. Match the red wire to the + and the tan wire to the -. Solder the wires to connect. Let the solder cool. Reverse Step 6 to insert the new speaker in holder.
    • Attach a new 65 mm speaker, model #115048352530, with the wire connectors. Match the red wire to the + and the tan wire to the -.

    • Solder the wires to connect. Let the solder cool.

    • Reverse Step 6 to insert the new speaker in holder.

Conclusion

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

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