Introduction

This guide shows how to locate and repair broken connections to the speakers.

  1. Locate the bottom of the device.
    • Locate the bottom of the device.

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  2. Begin by using a metal spudger to peel back the adhesive sticker and locate the 11mm screw beneath the sticker.
    • Begin by using a metal spudger to peel back the adhesive sticker and locate the 11mm screw beneath the sticker.

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    • Locate the 11mm screw beneath the sticker.

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    • Using a plastic opening tool, peel off the adhesive gel stoppers

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    • Continue peeling the rest of the gel stoppers from the bottom of the device.

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    • Begin unscrewing the six 11mm screws with a Phillips head screw driver.

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    • Once you peel of the bottom from the device, you will see the motherboard.

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    • Unscrew the 9.5mm screw located near the center of the motherboard with a Phillips head screw driver.

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    • Lift the motherboard from the device.

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    • Locate the four plugs connecting the motherboard to the rest of the device.

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    • Begin with remove the plug to your left.

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    • Remove the plug to your right from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the plug in the front of the lcd screen plug.

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    • Remove the LCD screen plug last. Then, follow the following instructions in reverse to replace the old motherboard with the new one.

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    • Remove the three screws located along the center of the base.

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    • Remove the base from the display.

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    • Using a metal spudger, remove the plastic face plate from the display.

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    • With a phillips screwdriver, remove the six screws shown here.

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    • Next, using the metal spudger, pry the speaker grilles from the display.

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    • Using the phillips screwdriver, remove the four screw seen here.

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    • Separate the two pieces of the display as shown.

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    • You can see that there are several points where connections to the speaker are soldered.

    • If all connections are soldered then replacement may be necessary.

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Conclusion

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

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