Introduction

This guide will teach you how to replace your device's speakers.

  1. Unplug and remove the power cord.  Turn the boombox upside down.
    • Unplug and remove the power cord. Turn the boombox upside down.

    • Grip the sides of the case and use your thumbs to pop open the battery cover.

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  2. Pry out the batteries with your fingers.
    • Pry out the batteries with your fingers.

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    • Turn the boombox upside down again. With the Phillips PH1 or the Flathead #3 screwdriver, remove the three 14mm black screws.

    • Remove the four 18mm chrome screws with the Phillips PH1 screwdriver.

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    • Gently remove the bottom half of the casing from the top half of the casing.

    • The antenna base is connected to the motherboard by a red wire. This wire will prevent the two halves from separating completely.

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    • Remove the 10mm chrome screw from the antenna base with the Phillips PH1 screwdriver. Remove the antenna base from the casing.

    • This red wire will now be loose and you can move it out of the antenna base slot.

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    • Unscrew the four 12.5mm screws with the Phillips PH1 Screwdriver.

    • Unscrew the one 10mm long screw with the Phillips PH1 Screwdriver.

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    • Orient the device so that the back is facing you.

    • Unplug the six pin male/female header from its socket on the motherboard. The wires on the header are these colors: burgundy, red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.

      • Use a tweezer if you find it hard to pull the header out with your fingers.

    • Gently pull out the ribbon cable from its socket on the motherboard.

    • Pay attention to the orientation of the header and the ribbon cable. Replacing the wires the wrong way may short circuit the board.

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    • Rotate the device so that the front is facing you.

    • Unplug the four pin header from its socket on the motherboard. The wires on the header are these colors: brown, red, orange, and yellow.

      • Use a tweezer if you find it hard to pull this header out with your fingers.

    • Gently pull out the ribbon cable from its socket.

    • Pay attention to the orientation of the header and the ribbon cable. Replacing the base the wrong way may short circuit the board.

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    • Pull out the two pin header from its socket on the motherboard. The wires on this header are black and white.

    • Use a tweezer if you find it hard to pull this cable out with your fingers.

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    • Remove the four 8.5mm chrome screws from the front panel with the Phillips PH1 screwdriver.

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    • Remove the front panel from the top casing.

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    • The following instructions will show you how to replace the left speaker. Follow the same instructions to replace the right speaker.

    • Use the blue opening tool to scrape the red adhesive off of the 12mm chrome screw.

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    • Remove the 12mm chrome screw from the speaker with the Phillips PH1 screwdriver.

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    • Remove any glue on the edges of the speaker.

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    • Pop out the speaker from the front panel.

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    • Unsolder the two wires at the given points. If you need help soldering, see this guide.

    • The speaker has two colored wires attached to the orange plate: one attached to the positive (+) end, and the other attached to the negative (-) end.

      • The left speaker (shown) has a yellow wire on the positive (+) end, and an orange wire on the negative (-) end.

      • The right speaker (not shown) has a brown wire on the positive (+) end, and a red wire on the negative (-) end.

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Conclusion

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

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