Introduction

This guide will teach users how to replace a damaged or non-functional speaker for the Garmin nüvi 3590.

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  • Turn the device off by pressing and holding the power button on the top left of the device.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the tabs on the black back cover of the device by leveraging the tool against the frame around the perimeter of the device.

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Image 1/1: The back cover is a separate piece from the device.
  • Once all of the tabs are popped out, take the back cover off.

  • The back cover is a separate piece from the device.

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  • Using the plastic spudger, carefully remove the white tab connected to the battery from the device by pulling the tab in the opposite direction from which it is connected.

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Image 1/3: Do not puncture or bend the battery. Serious health complications could occur. Image 2/3: Do not puncture or bend the battery. Serious health complications could occur. Image 3/3: Do not puncture or bend the battery. Serious health complications could occur.
  • Use the plastic spudger to lift the battery up and away from the device.

  • Do not puncture or bend the battery. Serious health complications could occur.

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  • Using the T5 bit, unscrew the four 5.7mm screws in the four corners of the device.

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Image 1/3: Do not forcibly separate the two pieces after the tabs have been popped as there are connections between the two pieces that could be torn. Image 2/3: Do not forcibly separate the two pieces after the tabs have been popped as there are connections between the two pieces that could be torn. Image 3/3: Do not forcibly separate the two pieces after the tabs have been popped as there are connections between the two pieces that could be torn.
  • Leverage the plastic opening tool to pop the tabs between the black screen and the metal frame. Carefully work around the perimeter of the frame.

  • Do not forcibly separate the two pieces after the tabs have been popped as there are connections between the two pieces that could be torn.

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  • Using your fingers, remove the red and black wire from the back of the screen. This is the connection to the light sensor, not the speaker.

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  • Pull up on the smaller orange tab with your finger from the circuit board. This connection will unplug with ease.

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Image 1/3: Lift this tab gently with the wide tipped tweezers or the plastic spudger and remove the orange connection from the circuit board. Image 2/3: After the white tab is lifted, slide the ribbon connector out from the circuit board. Image 3/3: After the white tab is lifted, slide the ribbon connector out from the circuit board.
  • For the larger orange connection, there is a white tab holding the connection to the circuit board.

  • Lift this tab gently with the wide tipped tweezers or the plastic spudger and remove the orange connection from the circuit board.

  • After the white tab is lifted, slide the ribbon connector out from the circuit board.

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  • Locate the red and black wire that connects the speaker to the circuit board. Use your fingers (or tweezers) to gently lift the plug off the circuit board.

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  • With the plastic spudger, lift the speaker up and out of the frame.

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Conclusion

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

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