Introduction

If your sound become distorted or your speakers fail, replacing the speakers is the way to fix the problem. Remember, the camera ribbon cables should to be removed in order to safely get to the speaker wire.

  1. Turn off the device.
    • Turn off the device.

    • Place the tablet screen side up.

    • Make sure the device is turned off to avoid damage.

  2. Use the metal spudger to press an opening between the screen and back cover.
    • Use the metal spudger to press an opening between the screen and back cover.

    • Plastic tabs are located on each corner of the back cover.

    • Be careful, as the plastic tabs are delicate.

    • Wedge the plastic opening tool between the screen and the back panel to keep tension constant.

    • Slide the metal spudger around the casing to separate it from the inside of the tablet.

    • Flip the tablet over so the screen side is down after all the tabs are separated.

    • Remove the back panel by delicately lifting it straight up.

    • Identify the DC power connection cables.

    • Remove the adhesive tape.

    • Battery

    • Battery power conections

    • Use the tweezers to grab hold of the red wire and desolder the connection to the circuit board.

    • The soldering iron is hot, and will cause the wires and motherboard to heat up.

    • Instructions for desoldering can be found on iFixit's page Soldering

    • Use the tweezers to grab the black wire and desolder the connection.

    • Do not let the ends of the black and red wires touch.

    • Desolder the connection, while using the tweezers to grab hold of the yellow wire.

    • The battery is attached to the tablet with an adhesive. Use the flat end of the nylon spudger to peel the battery off the tablet.

    • Identify the ribbon connecter attached to the camera and where it connects to the circuit board.

    • The two cameras are connected with one ribbon cable.

    • Zero insertion force connector.

    • The sliding zero insertion force (ZIF) connector is easy to disconnect. Use the plastic opening tool or a fingernail to slide the tab out, then pull the cable out.

    • Pull the cameras out of their resting places in a straight upward motion.

    • Identify the speakers.

    • Use tweezers to peel the adhesive tape holding the speaker's wires down.

    • Desolder the red and black right speaker wires.

    • Make sure to note which wire goes were.

    • The soldering iron is hot and will make the wire hot.

    • Remove the right speaker.

    • Desolder the red and black left speaker wires

    • Make sure to note which wire goes were.

    • The soldering iron is hot and will make the wire hot.

    • Remove the left speaker.

Conclusion

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

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