Introduction

Use this guide to replace the speaker of the Insignia Flex 10.1 tablet.

Please be aware that removing the rear panel from the back of the Flex 10.1 may cause damage to the rear panel.
  • Please be aware that removing the rear panel from the back of the Flex 10.1 may cause damage to the rear panel.

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The rear panel is secured to the front case by 26 clips attached to the rear panel. These clips lock onto small tabs machined into the front case. To free the tabs, they must be pushed toward the center of the device. When using the plastic opening tool to free the rear panel, be sure to work the tool at the location of these clips.
  • The rear panel is secured to the front case by 26 clips attached to the rear panel. These clips lock onto small tabs machined into the front case.

  • To free the tabs, they must be pushed toward the center of the device. When using the plastic opening tool to free the rear panel, be sure to work the tool at the location of these clips.

  • To help in visualization, the __ clips boxed in red are located closest to the __.

  • Remove back cover by inserting a plastic opening tool along the edge of the device to release the clips.

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Opening the Flex 10.1 can be challenging. Don't get discouraged if it takes multiple attempts before the Flex 10.1 is opened.
  • Opening the Flex 10.1 can be challenging. Don't get discouraged if it takes multiple attempts before the Flex 10.1 is opened.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam between the front case and the rear panel of the Flex 10.1.

  • Gently enlarge the existing gap by pressing and wiggling the plastic opening tool into the gap near each of the clips attached to the rear case, pushing the clips toward the center of the device until the clips have been freed.

  • Repeat the same procedure to free all clips around the Flex 10.1.

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After ensuring all clips are free, separate the two halves of the Flex 10.1.
  • After ensuring all clips are free, separate the two halves of the Flex 10.1.

  • The rear panel is now free from the Flex 10.1.

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With the rear panel removed, the back side of the Flex 10.1 should look like this.
  • With the rear panel removed, the back side of the Flex 10.1 should look like this.

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The speaker screen is made of a black plastic with many tiny holes.
  • The speaker screen is made of a black plastic with many tiny holes.

  • The speaker screen will need to be peeled off with the plastic opening tool.

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Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the 12 screws labeled in red and the 5 screws labeled in blue. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the 12 screws labeled in red and the 5 screws labeled in blue. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the 12 screws labeled in red and the 5 screws labeled in blue.
  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the 12 screws labeled in red and the 5 screws labeled in blue.

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Now peel off the final screen, protecting the speaker.
  • Now peel off the final screen, protecting the speaker.

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The speaker on its own will look like this.
  • The speaker on its own will look like this.

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

  • The screens that have been peeled off will need to be glue back on. We recommend using hot glue.

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Conclusion

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

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