Introduction

This guide will show the steps required to remove a broken speaker from the netbook, and replace it with a new speaker.

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  • Unlock the button in the top left on the back of the laptop (So the red is showing).

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  • The battery should be able to be removed easily now.

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  • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove six (6) 5mm screws, two (2) 17.5mm screws, and three (3) 2.5mm screws from the back cover, as marked here.

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Image 1/3: If the plastic opening tool bends or slips, use something sturdier, such as the Phillips #0 screwdriver. Image 2/3: Remove the keyboard. Image 3/3: Remove the keyboard.
  • Pry off the keyboard by placing your plastic opening tool on the center of the top row of keys, as shown in the photograph.

  • If the plastic opening tool bends or slips, use something sturdier, such as the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • Remove the keyboard.

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  • Remove the five (5) 5mm screws shown here using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Be careful to keep even pressure all the way around the cover so that it is not bent beyond repair. Image 2/2: Be careful to keep even pressure all the way around the cover so that it is not bent beyond repair.
  • Separate the upper cover from the back cover. It is possible to do this without a tool, but you may also use a plastic opening tool for added leverage.

  • Be careful to keep even pressure all the way around the cover so that it is not bent beyond repair.

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  • Remove the 5mm screw of the left speaker cover using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, as shown here.

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  • Disconnect the speaker's connection to the motherboard by lightly pulling on the connector until it pops apart from the motherboard.

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  • Repeat the previous steps for the right speaker. Remove the 5mm screw of the right speaker cover using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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  • Disconnect the speaker's connection to the motherboard by lightly pulling on the connector until it pops apart from the motherboard.

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  • Repeat the previous steps for the right speaker. Remove the 5mm screw of the right speaker cover using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Conclusion

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

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