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JBL Charge 5 Buttons Replacement

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  1. JBL Charge 5 Buttons Replacement, Fabric Case: step 1, image 1 of 3 JBL Charge 5 Buttons Replacement, Fabric Case: step 1, image 2 of 3 JBL Charge 5 Buttons Replacement, Fabric Case: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Ensure that the device is fully powered off and no cables are attached before proceeding with the repair.

    • This fabric cover is secured with plastic clips only. Depending on the model, the cover may be secured by both plastic clips and screws.

    • Insert the flat end of the Jimmy into the seam located between the fabric cover on the right side of the seam.

    • Pry upward on the fabric cover to release plastic clips on the right side of the seam.

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    • Insert the flat end of the Jimmy into the seam between the fabric cover at the center of the seam and the left side of the seam.

    • Use the Jimmy to pry open the edge with the rubber texture, releasing the remaining plastic clips.

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    • Use your hands to gently open the two halves of the casing and slide the fabric cover off of the interior housing.

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    • Use an iFixit opening tool, to softly pry open each side of the button cover.

    • By removing the rubber button cover, the adhesives will break. This may cause the device to lose its waterproof feature.

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    • Use a plastic spudger, and softly pry up on the sides of the button control board to remove it from the slot.

    • Be cautious and don't pull the board all of the way out. The board is connected to the device by a ribbon cable.

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    • Pinch the no-fuss ribbon cable connector, and gently pull the cable out to disconnect it from the board.

    • Remove the button board.

Conclusion

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

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