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.

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  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.

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

    • Grasp the small suction cup.

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    • 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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    • 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.

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

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    • Remove the black placement tape.

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

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

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    • Identify the two soldered connectors for the speaker.

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    • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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