Introduction

How to disassemble the JBL Charge 2 for a motherboard replacement.

Remove the screen cover from the speaker using a metal spudger.
  • Remove the screen cover from the speaker using a metal spudger.

Please note BOTH screen covers should be removed for the battery replacement

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Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver (PH1), remove the (4) four 8mm screws. Remove the end cap of the device. Repeat the same process to remove the other end cap.
  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver (PH1), remove the (4) four 8mm screws.

  • Remove the end cap of the device. Repeat the same process to remove the other end cap.

To remove the battery, only the cap and passive radiator containing the battery terminal needs to be removed.

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To remove the end diaphragms, use a Phillips #1 screwdriver (PH1) and remove the (4) four 6mm screws. Twist off the end cap and remove them from the device.
  • To remove the end diaphragms, use a Phillips #1 screwdriver (PH1) and remove the (4) four 6mm screws.

  • Twist off the end cap and remove them from the device.

It’s not recommended to twist the radiator as there alignment pins on the body of the device. This can be pried away by hand or with a plastic spudger tool

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Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver (PH1) to remove the (2) two screws from the battery cover. Pry away the plastic battery cover with a plastic spudger.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver (PH1) to remove the (2) two screws from the battery cover.

  • Pry away the plastic battery cover with a plastic spudger.

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Disconnect the battery connector with a plastic opening tool and wiggle the connector free.
  • Disconnect the battery connector with a plastic opening tool and wiggle the connector free.

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Scrape the battery wire sealant off with a plastic opening tool, and ensure it is free of the body of the speaker and wires. Slide the battery free. Slide the battery free.
  • Scrape the battery wire sealant off with a plastic opening tool, and ensure it is free of the body of the speaker and wires.

  • Slide the battery free.

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Remove the opposite screen cover using a metal spudger
  • Remove the opposite screen cover using a metal spudger

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Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver (PH1) to remove the (8) eight screws.
  • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver (PH1) to remove the (8) eight screws.

  • Pull out the speakers from the device.

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Disconnect the wiring from the speaker   by using the fine tip pry tool.
  • Disconnect the wiring from the speaker by using the fine tip pry tool.

  • Remove the speakers from the device.

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Use a spudger to disconnect the gold antenna connector from the main circuit board.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the gold antenna connector from the main circuit board.

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Disconnect the microphone connector using the plastic opening tool.
  • Disconnect the microphone connector using the plastic opening tool.

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Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the 3.5 mm headphone connector.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the 3.5 mm headphone connector.

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Disconnect micro-b connector with a plastic opening tool.
  • Disconnect micro-b connector with a plastic opening tool.

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Remove the connector to the USB connector using a plastic opening tool.
  • Remove the connector to the USB connector using a plastic opening tool.

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Remove the speaker wires from the control panel by prying off with a plastic opening tool.
  • Remove the speaker wires from the control panel by prying off with a plastic opening tool.

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Next, disconnect the control-panel ribbon by prying out the grey plastic tab  using a plastic opening tool.  The ribbon should freely come out afterwards.
  • Next, disconnect the control-panel ribbon by prying out the grey plastic tab using a plastic opening tool. The ribbon should freely come out afterwards.

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Caution: Touching the capacitors will short out the circuit board.  Push on the end of the circuit board and carefully keep thumbs on foam insulation on ends of board. Remove the motherboard from the device. Remove the motherboard from the device.
  • Caution: Touching the capacitors will short out the circuit board. Push on the end of the circuit board and carefully keep thumbs on foam insulation on ends of board.

  • Remove the motherboard from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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