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If your Nomad doesn't play audio even while booting up, your speaker assembly may be damaged. Follow this guide to replace the speaker assembly in your Hover-1 Nomad.

  1. Break the two warranty stickers by poking a screwdriver through them or peeling them off.
    • Break the two warranty stickers by poking a screwdriver through them or peeling them off.

    • Remove the following twenty screws by rotating the screwdriver counterclockwise:

      • Eight 16.2mm Phillips #2 screws

      • Eight 15mm Phillips #2 screws

      • Four 19.1mm Phillips #2 screws

    • The holes containing most of the screws are deep and narrow. A screwdriver with interchangable bits will not be able to reach them.

    • Do not over-tighten the screws during reassembly. Over-tightened screws can crack the plastic channels holding the shell to the frame of the hoverboard.

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  2. Use a nylon spudger to pry the metal handle away from the outer shell.
    • Use a nylon spudger to pry the metal handle away from the outer shell.

    • Rotate the metal handle toward the center of the hoverboard to unlock the plate from the retaining clips.

    • Lift the hoverboard off the metal handle.

    • Repeat for the handle on the other side of the hoverboard.

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    • Lift the plastic cover on each side up and away from the device.

    • Multiple wires connect the circuit boards to the outer shell. Remove the shell gently to avoid damaging the wires or components.

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    • Disconnect the following wires by pinching the connector tabs and pulling the plugs out of the connectors:

      • Charging port wires

      • Speaker assembly wires

      • Power button wires

      • Headlight wires

    • Only the headlight wires need to be disconnected from the other circuit board.

    • Ensure the wires are connected to the correct ports on the circuit board during reassembly.

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    • Remove the two 13mm Phillips #1 screws in the corners of the speaker assembly circuit board.

    • You cannot fully disconnect the circuit board from the speaker. Set it aside for now.

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    • Remove the two 13mm Phillips #1 screws fastening the speaker retention bracket to the shell.

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    • Lift the speaker retention bracket up and off the speaker.

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    • Break the glue connecting the speaker to the outer shell by prying the speaker up with a nylon spudger.

    • Lift the speaker off the outer shell.

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    • Use a nylon spudger to scrape the fabric speaker cover off the outer shell.

    • Peel the fabric off the outer shell.

    • New speakers and fabric will already be glued together. Apply the whole assembly to the outer shell at once during reassembly.

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Conclusion

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

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