Introduction

The replacement for your device's main speaker requires a little extra effort than the other components in the device, but is still easily manageable with a soldering kit. With the little amount of desoldering required for this project, a YouTube video undergoing basic safety precautions and soldering kit use is recommended.

Remove (2) screws (14 mm) with a PH1 screwdriver on the device.
  • Remove (2) screws (14 mm) with a PH1 screwdriver on the device.

    • There is one screw on the back left, and another just below it on the bottom of the device.

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Use a plastic spudger to remove the front preset selection buttons. We recommend you remove all of them for easier access.
  • Use a plastic spudger to remove the front preset selection buttons.

    • We recommend you remove all of them for easier access.

  • Gently reach underneath and pull off the mesh speaker cover. It only clips in so don't worry about breaking anything.

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Remove (4) screws (14 mm) with a PH1 screwdriver on the front panel by the speaker.
  • Remove (4) screws (14 mm) with a PH1 screwdriver on the front panel by the speaker.

  • Be careful with these screws, as they can be stripped easily.

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Move the metal spudger around the front panel to remove any adhesive attaching the front panel to the device.
  • Move the metal spudger around the front panel to remove any adhesive attaching the front panel to the device.

  • Pull apart the front panel from the device with help from the metal spudger.

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Detach a pin connector at the top of the device using a metal spudger to open up the inner components. Detach (4) pin connectors inside using a metal spudger to separate the front panel from the rest of the device. Detach (4) pin connectors inside using a metal spudger to separate the front panel from the rest of the device.
  • Detach a pin connector at the top of the device using a metal spudger to open up the inner components.

  • Detach (4) pin connectors inside using a metal spudger to separate the front panel from the rest of the device.

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Remove (4) screws (14 mm) with a PH1 screwdriver around the speaker.
  • Remove (4) screws (14 mm) with a PH1 screwdriver around the speaker.

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Desolder the wires from the speaker.
  • Desolder the wires from the speaker.

  • Separate the speaker from the front panel.

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Conclusion

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

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Freddy Yaniz

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Fred, April 12,2017 Thanks SO MUCH for this repair series. I bought the Grace Mondo internet radio several years ago and loved everything except the sound. Whenever any low notes played and at louder volumes the speaker would bottom out and distort terribly. I immediately wanted to replace the speaker but only got as far as removing six screws. Thanks to your guide, I saw how to pry the face plate off and expose the speaker. I replaced it with: http://www.parts-express.com/hivi-b3n-3-..., and am extremely happy with the results. Finally bass notes and clear music at louder volume without distortion. THANKS AGAIN!

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