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Introduction

This guide includes laptop disassembly to gain access to the internal components and removal of the speakers.

  1. Begin by placing your laptop on a clean surface such as a table and away from any liquids which may spill and damage components. Flip the laptop over so the bottom is facing up and use your Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the 11 visible 5mm screws on the back.
    • Begin by placing your laptop on a clean surface such as a table and away from any liquids which may spill and damage components.

    • Flip the laptop over so the bottom is facing up and use your Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the 11 visible 5mm screws on the back.

    • There are some screws underneath the rubber feet. Remove them to gain access

    • Unscrew the two remaining 2.5mm screws. Keep these screws separate from the first eleven 5mm screws.

  2. Flip the laptop back over onto its normal side up and raise the screen. Using the metal spudger, separate the keyboard surface from the bottom of the laptop. While lifting the keyboard surface from the bottom, you will notice three cables still attaching them together. Gently unplug each of these cables from the motherboard. With the screen and keyboard parts of the laptop removed, you have access to the laptop's internal components.
    • Flip the laptop back over onto its normal side up and raise the screen. Using the metal spudger, separate the keyboard surface from the bottom of the laptop.

    • While lifting the keyboard surface from the bottom, you will notice three cables still attaching them together. Gently unplug each of these cables from the motherboard.

    • With the screen and keyboard parts of the laptop removed, you have access to the laptop's internal components.

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  4. You will notice various screws located on the outer edges of the speakers. Using your Philips screwdriver, remove each of these screws. Connecting the two speakers is a red and black wire located at the edge of the battery. Using your flathead screwdriver, lift the wire upward. Connecting the two speakers is a red and black wire located at the edge of the battery. Using your flathead screwdriver, lift the wire upward.
    • You will notice various screws located on the outer edges of the speakers. Using your Philips screwdriver, remove each of these screws.

    • Connecting the two speakers is a red and black wire located at the edge of the battery. Using your flathead screwdriver, lift the wire upward.

  5. Using your iFixit Opener Tool,  remove the wires connecting the speakers to the motherboard by lifting the indicated piece upward.' A metal spudger is shown in this picture. Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the connector instead, to avoid damaging the components and conducting electricity.
    • Using your iFixit Opener Tool, remove the wires connecting the speakers to the motherboard by lifting the indicated piece upward.'

    • A metal spudger is shown in this picture. Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the connector instead, to avoid damaging the components and conducting electricity.

  6. Carefully remove the right and left components of the battery out of the device. You have successfully removed the speakers from the device. You have successfully removed the speakers from the device.
    • Carefully remove the right and left components of the battery out of the device.

    • You have successfully removed the speakers from the device.

Conclusion

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

Chris Beasley

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