Introduction

The motherboard is the last piece of your speaker you should try replacing if it is not operating properly as it is the most difficult to access.

  1. Turn your speaker upside down and insert the plastic opening tool vertically into the slit in the front cover.
    • Turn your speaker upside down and insert the plastic opening tool vertically into the slit in the front cover.

    • Slowly pull the plastic opening tool outward to remove the four clips holding the covering in place.

    • Repeat this process for all four edges of the front cover.

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  2. Pull apart your cover gently from both sides and remove it from the speaker housing.
    • Pull apart your cover gently from both sides and remove it from the speaker housing.

    • The inside of the front cover has holes that must match with their corresponding pins on the speaker housing for proper reassembly.

    • Any further disassembly of your speaker will require removing waterproof seals and gaskets. Your device may no longer be waterproof after these have been altered.

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    • Remove the two 8mm Phillips #1 screws from the tabs.

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    • Insert the plastic opening tools underneath both tabs.

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    • Twist and pull open the passive radiator.

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    • Repeat all previous steps for the other passive radiator.

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    • Remove the eight 10mm Phillips #1 screws from around the two front speakers.

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    • Pull gently on one of the speakers so it is outside of the housing. Be careful as it is still attached with the wires to the motherboard.

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    • Press the small metal tab on the speaker connector with a Phillips #000 screwdriver and gently pull the connector apart.

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    • Repeat the previous step for the second connector.

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    • Grab the bundled cable connector that joins the speakers to the motherboard with tweezers. Gently pull the connector free.

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    • Now that the second speaker is disconnected from the motherboard, pull the speaker and wires out of the housing.

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    • Remove the six 8mm Phillips #1 screws from the outer battery cover.

    • Peel the outer battery cover away from the speaker housing.

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    • Remove the seven 8mm Phillips #1 screws from interior battery cover.

    • Remove the interior battery cover.

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    • Pull gently to disconnect the bundled cable connector in the side of the speaker. This action will separate the battery from the motherboard.

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    • Pull the battery and battery cable out from their housing.

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    • Take out the four 8mm Phillips #1 screws out of the port bay cover.

    • Wedge your plastic opening tool around the port bay to remove it.

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    • Disconnect the two bundled cable connector from the port bay.

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    • Remove the three 8mm Phillips #1 screws from the port bay circuit board.

    • Pull the port bay cover off of the circuit board.

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    • Desolder the USB, MicroUSB, or AUX port off of the circuit board.

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    • Remove the two 9mm Phillips #1 screws holding in the sides of the motherboard.

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    • Gently pull the bundled cable connector on the motherboard.

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    • Gently pull the golden connector off of the motherboard.

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    • Flip open the top flap on the two ZIF connectors.

    • Gently pull out the ZIF connector cables with tweezers.

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    • Slide the motherboard out of the housing.

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Conclusion

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

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