Introduction

This guide provides instructions on how to replace the speakers in your Insignia Flex Elite 7.85.

Image 1/1: Use a plastic opening tool to remove the metal backing of the tablet.
  • Make sure the device is turned off before taking it apart to avoid any injuries.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the metal backing of the tablet.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool between the screen and metal backing. Use a prying motion to lift the front case from the metal panel.

  • Move the tool around the perimeter of the device until the screen separates from the back panel.

  • The volume and power button will become free from device when the screen and metal backing are separated. These small pieces are easy to lose, be careful. They’re easy to put back into place when reassembling the tablet.

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Image 1/3: Peal the connector ribbon and bend it backwards so it is not in the way. Image 2/3: Peal the connector ribbon and bend it backwards so it is not in the way. Image 3/3: Peal the connector ribbon and bend it backwards so it is not in the way.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to free the orange connector ribbon by placing the tool on the connector.

  • Peal the connector ribbon and bend it backwards so it is not in the way.

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  • Peel back the three pieces of tape circled in the picture.

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  • Free the battery from the motherboard by prying slightly with the opening tool.

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Image 1/1: Place the tool between the battery and casing.  Move the tool around the border of the battery until it is free.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the battery from the screen.

  • Place the tool between the battery and casing. Move the tool around the border of the battery until it is free.

  • Do not bend or puncture the battery or the battery will begin to leak.

  • This step is very crucial. Be careful and do not rush through it.

  • The glue on the back of the battery is difficult to free up.

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Image 1/3: Take out the four screws circled in the second picture with the #000 Phillips screwdriver. Image 2/3: Take out the four screws circled in the second picture with the #000 Phillips screwdriver. Image 3/3: Take out the four screws circled in the second picture with the #000 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Take the battery out carefully from the tablet.

  • Take out the four screws circled in the second picture with the #000 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to break the small plastic spokes which hold the speaker in place.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the speakers from their slots.

  • Be careful not to break the small plastic spokes which hold the speaker in place.

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Image 1/1: Trim the wires with a wire cutter to solder the new speakers in place.
  • Place the speakers on the side.

  • Trim the wires with a wire cutter to solder the new speakers in place.

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Conclusion

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

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