Introduction

This guide shows how to remove the internal ear speaker used during phone calls. You might want to replace this if call quality has significantly dropped or if there is no sound.

  1. First remove the back cover of your phone to expose the battery.
    • First remove the back cover of your phone to expose the battery.

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  2. Turn the phone over and remove the battery by using your thumb to push forward on the battery and then lift it.
    • Turn the phone over and remove the battery by using your thumb to push forward on the battery and then lift it.

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    • Take the battery out

    • When reassembling, make sure that the battery contacts match up.

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    • Remove the four 4.9mm T6 Torx screws that secure the back panel to the rest of the phone

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    • Remove the two 4.3mm #00 Phillips screws that secure the back panel to the rest of the phone

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the clips off

    • Insert the plastic opening tool along the seams at different points to it pry up

    • This may require a bit of force. The USB port cover may fall off in this step.

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    • Remove the one 3.3mm #00 screw.

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    • Use your finger or the plastic opening tool to unclip the board.

    • Be aware of the ribbon cable connected to the motherboard inside the phone.

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    • Peel off the yellow piece of tape from the phone

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    • First flip up the retaining flap with your fingernail or a plastic opening tool.

    • Pull on the ribbon cable gently with your fingers

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    • Split apart the motherboard and front panel. Remove the other yellow piece of tape off of the end of the ribbon cable.

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    • Gently pull on the ribbon cable to separate the motherboard.

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    • The internal speaker is located at the top center of the phone.

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    • Using the plastic opening tool, carefully pry out the internal speaker.

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Conclusion

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

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