Introduction

Use this guide to replace the speaker. First you'll need to remove the rear cover. This can be a difficult process.

  1. Using the PH#00 screwdriver, remove the two 0.145 inch Phillips head screws.
    • Using the PH#00 screwdriver, remove the two 0.145 inch Phillips head screws.

    • The screws are located on the bottom face of the device, near the power and volume controls.

  2. Place the small suction cup on your screen.
    • Place the small suction cup on your screen.

    • Moisturize the bottom of the suction cup to ensure a proper seal.

    • If the screen is cracked, the suction cup may not seal correctly; too much pressure may crack or damage the screen.

  3. Insert the plastic opening tool between the screen cover and rear cover of the tablet.
    • Insert the plastic opening tool between the screen cover and rear cover of the tablet.

    • Grasp the small suction cup.

  4. Slide the plastic opening tool along device edge to separate the screen cover from the rear cover. Pull upward on the small suction cup handle while sliding the opening tool.
    • Slide the plastic opening tool along device edge to separate the screen cover from the rear cover.

    • Pull upward on the small suction cup handle while sliding the opening tool.

    • When sliding the plastic opening tool, avoid sliding the tool too far into the cover. This could damage the speaker connector on the back cover.

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  6. Use the plastic opening tool to remove the speaker from the rear cover. The speaker is held in place with adhesive and is easily removed.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the speaker from the rear cover.

    • The speaker is held in place with adhesive and is easily removed.

    • Do not pull on the speaker wires. This could damage the soldering connections.

  7. Once the speaker is disconnected, the cover removal is complete.
    • Once the speaker is disconnected, the cover removal is complete.

  8. Remove the black placement tape.
    • Remove the black placement tape.

  9. Using a #PH000 screwdriver, remove the three 0.145in circuit board placement screws.
    • Using a #PH000 screwdriver, remove the three 0.145in circuit board placement screws.

  10. Lift the hinge locks on the three ribbon connectors and disconnect the ribbon connectors. Lift the hinge locks on the three ribbon connectors and disconnect the ribbon connectors. Lift the hinge locks on the three ribbon connectors and disconnect the ribbon connectors.
    • Lift the hinge locks on the three ribbon connectors and disconnect the ribbon connectors.

  11. Identify the two soldered connectors for the speaker.
    • Identify the two soldered connectors for the speaker.

  12. Using a solder removal tool, remove the speaker soldered connectors.
    • Using a solder removal tool, remove the speaker soldered connectors.

    • Solder the new speaker wire connections to circuit board.

    • First solder the red wire on the left, then the black wire on the right.

    • Solder can burn you. Use caution.

Conclusion

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

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