If your speaker is not working or sounds like it's not delivering the high quality you expect from JBL, maybe you need to replace the battery. Replacing the battery can breathe new life into your worn device.

  1. Make sure the device is powered off before you begin.
    • Make sure the device is powered off before you begin.

    • Separate the trim from the device using a jimmy or metal spudger.

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  2. Use the PH1 screwdriver to remove the five 6 mm screws from the battery cover.
    • Use the PH1 screwdriver to remove the five 6 mm screws from the battery cover.

    • Remove the battery cover and set it aside.

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    • Use a spudger to carefully remove the liquid electrical tape holding the battery inside the battery compartment.

    • Be careful to not puncture the battery, or damage the battery wire underneath the liquid electrical tape.

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    • Use a metal spudger to pry the edge of the battery out of the device.

    • Lift the battery and remove the 16 mm PH2 screw underneath.

    • Notice the battery wire connecting the battery to the device. Attempting remove the battery completely could cause damage to the wire.

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    • Remove the remaining four 16 mm screws from the white plastic casing using the PH2 screwdriver.

    The two screws on the right side (side with the USB port) are too long to extract with the iFixit screwdriver in the basic kit. I needed to use a regular thin PH2 screwdriver to get them out.

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    • Start in a corner, where the casing and the side meet. Use a pointed metal spudger to pry apart the glue holding these seams together.

    • Slide the metal spudger along these seams to separate the back casing from the rest of the speaker.

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    • Once the device is open, disconnect the three white connectors from the motherboard.

    • Remove the upper casing.

    Hi , Thanks a lot in my speacker i had broken plastic part which affect clear sound with your guide i open mine seasily and take it out now i have beand new sound which i had before. thanks again.

    kasravihasan - Reply

    • Turn your attention to the back casing removed earlier.

    where can i get the usb port with the cable that goes to mother board and it has the thre colors red black white please give me any place where i can buy it

    lozadajoseluis01 - Reply

    • Using a razor blade, remove the glue holding the battery cable in place.

    • Use multiple vertical cuts to remove pieces of the glue.

    • Be careful not to cut the battery cables.

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    • Pull off the foam surrounding the battery cable.

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    • Feed the battery cable through the hole and remove the battery.

    • This entire white piece needs to be replaced (if replacing the aux/usb port).

    Why does the whole White piece need to be replaced if replacing the USB port. I just took apart the case just to replace the USB port (not the battery). It looks like I can replace the port and not need a new case.

    Dave - Reply

    It looks like it would be difficult removing the USB assembly because mine looked very well glued in that little space meant for the module to fit.

    Thanks for this guide

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

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How i replaced a new battery in myjbl reflect headphone bluetooth

Mohamad Lutfi - Reply

Please I need directions on replacing the battery of my jbl pulse speaker because it charges but doesn't indicate battery charging nor does it work.please I will be ver grateful.


Ifeanyi Anaetoh - Reply

I need help.

My speaker no longer takes a charge.

Not even that old

Where do I get replacement battery. And what kind

Rose -

Your instructions state to replace the white cover, but do not say why it has to be replaced. Can you expound, please? Thank you,

Delton Eason Jr - Reply

Hi Delton, that is a good question. The entire cover has to be replaced if one is replacing the aux/USB ports.

You can ignore that note in this battery replacement guide. Good catch!

Joe Durand -

what type of battery should I be replacing the original battery with?

chrisdecay - Reply

Hi, I am Shashikant Shinde,

I have bought JBL Flip 3 ( Black ) few months back. Surprisingly the battery is not sustaining for long time. I feel the life of the battery should have been stronger than this. Within a year itself the battery has gone bad I think. Has any one a guide to replace the battery in JBL Flip 3 speaker. It is difficult to give the speaker in the service centre, as it is closed on saturday and sunday.

Shashikant Shinde - Reply

good step by step instructions! pictures totally helpful. any sugestions on where to get the replacement battery? thanks!

niccic - Reply

Its all very well to have installation instructions but where do you buy the battery and what are the reference numbers for the jlb spaekers

Barry Daniel - Reply

sir, i bought this system just six month back. now its not getting on atall . please tell me what should i do????

naiju davis - Reply

sir please give me a solution .

naiju davis - Reply

what kind of battery dies in 7 months of purchase. IT MEANS JBL CHARGE2 IS BAD PRODUCT.

eietu - Reply

sounds like you got a lemon ive had my jbl charge shadow since it came years ago havent had a single issue

Roger Shahan -

From where can i buy the battery for jbl charge 2

pjraysvarghese - Reply

Hi all,

Just realized i need to change battery in my JBL Charge. First would like to say thanks for the explanations on how to get to that bloody battery ^^

I have one question:

Is it possible to upgrade that battery with one that will last longer and maybe charge quicker?

If yes what battery can i use?

Thank you in advance.

HighJuice - Reply

Great instructions. Slightly diff on my charge 2+ but i got the whole idea from here. My charge 2+ started with batt issues about 1 month ago i could only do 1hr playback at mid vol…. i guess since oct 2015 with high usage (upto 2hrs per day) and most wknds for 5hrs and more. it was about time. New batt working great so far. Be careful not to drain your batt till red light flashes. Recharge when ur down to 2 lights and stop when the 5th light flashes. That way u protect from overcharge.

The charge 2+ is a great device.

nzalumulli - Reply

Does anyone know what type of battery the JBL pulse 1 actually needs? Also any further instructions on where to acquire this type of battery for a possible repair assuming that’s the actual issue with this slightly expensive/uselessspeaker (is it the battery or charge port that’s malfunctioning? Or both? If speaker turns on while plugged in connects to a device, sounds like the speaker is blown unless I turn it way down, then shuts off completely all while the battery meter indicates a full charge. I enjoy fixing m own tech, any info on the matter would be greatly appreciated!!!!

etsonkliza - Reply

Thanks! Great guide, much easier than it seemed at first. Now my speaker is working great again!

Matthew Poole - Reply

Great manuel,works like new after resetting the battery.thx

koenchristiaens22 - Reply

My JBL Charge (1) is about 3 years old, so battery life is badly deteriorated and is bloated a lot. Is it possible to keep using my JBL Charge always plugged to the charger even with the battery removed?

dukendelmo - Reply

Where do I get a new battery for JBL charge? I can tear it apart but what’s the point if I do t have a replacement battery

dirkjr10 - Reply

Please where can I get JBL Bluetooth Speaker battery in Nigeria. Thanks

LukmanAbubakar - Reply

Isn’t the usb port module available separatly?That weird because it isn’t glued into place on my speaker. It is just that the port itself has broken from the little board (module)

elzing3 - Reply

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