Introduction

This guide will outline how to replace the speakers should they be faulty, broken, or produce fuzzy audio.

Ensure that the device is completely powered down before beginning to take it apart
  • Ensure that the device is completely powered down before beginning to take it apart

  • Use a heat gun to melt the adhesive that holds the screen to the device

  • Move the heat gun around the edge of the screen for approximately 1 minute, or until the screen can be lifted off in the next step.

  • Make sure not to heat the screen for too long because too much can damage other components inside the tablet.

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Use a suction cup to assist in lifting the screen while prying around its edges with a plastic spudger. If necessary use a metal spudger to pry the screen up, taking care not to scratch the device.
  • Use a suction cup to assist in lifting the screen while prying around its edges with a plastic spudger.

  • If necessary use a metal spudger to pry the screen up, taking care not to scratch the device.

  • Be careful not to pull the screen too far off. It will still be attached to the device by a cable for the front facing camera and the wide display data cable.

  • Reattaching the screen will require adhesive to ensure that it stays in place.

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Detach the cables for the camera by lifting the small flap using the tip of your fingernail or a spudger. Gently pull the ribbon cable out. Detach the cables for the camera by lifting the small flap using the tip of your fingernail or a spudger. Gently pull the ribbon cable out.
  • Detach the cables for the camera by lifting the small flap using the tip of your fingernail or a spudger. Gently pull the ribbon cable out.

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Follow the same removal procedure to detach the wide gold cable. When reattaching cables, it is helpful to use tweezers to slide the cable in before securing it down with the flap.
  • Follow the same removal procedure to detach the wide gold cable.

  • When reattaching cables, it is helpful to use tweezers to slide the cable in before securing it down with the flap.

  • This device is missing a battery, so the device that you are working on may appear slightly different inside.

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Locate the thin black speakers along the right and left sides of the tablet.
  • Locate the thin black speakers along the right and left sides of the tablet.

  • The longer speaker is secured by two different types of screws, while the shorter one is secured by two of the same type of screw.

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Use the Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the three 4.2mm screws
  • Use the Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the three 4.2mm screws

  • Use the same screwdriver to remove the 2.5mm screw as well.

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Locate the two circular metal caps that are attached to the short speaker via a small cable and gently pull them out of the device Locate and detach the third cable cap that is attached to the longer speaker. The third cable runs along the upper edge of the device, and is secured down with adhesive.
  • Locate the two circular metal caps that are attached to the short speaker via a small cable and gently pull them out of the device

  • Locate and detach the third cable cap that is attached to the longer speaker.

  • The third cable runs along the upper edge of the device, and is secured down with adhesive.

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Slide both speakers out from the edges of the device.
  • Slide both speakers out from the edges of the device.

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Locate the red and black twisted wires. Use a spudger to pry under the cable and pop it free from the attachment, fully detaching the speaker from the device. Use a spudger to pry under the cable and pop it free from the attachment, fully detaching the speaker from the device.
  • Locate the red and black twisted wires.

  • Use a spudger to pry under the cable and pop it free from the attachment, fully detaching the speaker from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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