Introduction

After removing the control board and circuit board, the Bluetooth antenna can be accessed and therefore removed. This is helpful if a lack of Bluetooth connectivity is due to the speaker.

Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the front grill by wedging it in the notch on the front of the device. Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the front grill by wedging it in the notch on the front of the device. Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the front grill by wedging it in the notch on the front of the device.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the front grill by wedging it in the notch on the front of the device.

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Remove the five 14.4 mm T10 Torx screws. Remove the five 14.4 mm T10 Torx screws.
  • Remove the five 14.4 mm T10 Torx screws.

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Gently pull the front apart from the back.
  • Gently pull the front apart from the back.

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Remove the four wires connecting the front and back panels. Pinch the connector tab and pull gently upwards.
  • Remove the four wires connecting the front and back panels.

  • Pinch the connector tab and pull gently upwards.

  • Repeat for the other three connectors.

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Pull the silicone button band off of the outer edge of the speaker.
  • Pull the silicone button band off of the outer edge of the speaker.

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Disconnect the two pressure connections from the circuit board. Disconnect the two pressure connections from the circuit board.
  • Disconnect the two pressure connections from the circuit board.

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Gently remove the control board band by placing fingers in contact with it through the button openings. Work from the outer edges in so as not to bend the band.
  • Gently remove the control board band by placing fingers in contact with it through the button openings.

  • Work from the outer edges in so as not to bend the band.

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Disconnect the remaining connectors from the circuit board. Disconnect the Bluetooth antenna.
  • Disconnect the remaining connectors from the circuit board.

  • Disconnect the Bluetooth antenna.

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Remove the four 10 mm T10 Torx screws. Pull the circuit board out of the device as it is now free.
  • Remove the four 10 mm T10 Torx screws.

  • Pull the circuit board out of the device as it is now free.

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Using the wide blue plastic opening tool, gently peel back edges of the Bluetooth board. Peel off completely and remove from the device.
  • Using the wide blue plastic opening tool, gently peel back edges of the Bluetooth board.

  • Peel off completely and remove from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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