Removing the motherboard will allow access to most of the internal components.

  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.

  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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

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

    • Remove the upper casing.

    • Remove the 9 mm Phillips screw in the corner of the motherboard.

    • Remove the motherboard from the casing by lifting the corner of the board out of the device.

    • If the motherboard won't budge, be sure that the square component on the bottom of the motherboard clears the edge of the speaker.

    • During reassembly, make sure the motherboard is fully installed and not sticking up past its original position, as this could damage the motherboard.

    • Disconnect the two white connectors from the bottom of the motherboard.

    • Pull down on the black clip holding the ribbon cable in place.

    • Pull the ribbon cable from the connector using the blue tab.

    • Remove the motherboard from the device.


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

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Hello I have 3 jbl speakers I bought that work only if plugged to the wall and aux cable... other than that it doesn't work at all .. Bluetooth or even the buttons don't function

hector - Reply

had same issue. fixed it by reconnecting the cable that conncts LEDs/ buttons

nyancatsarecute -

i have the same problem

Denny Berroa - Reply

Hello, mine doesn't emit any sound, bluetooth is connected, buttons are working, could it be that some audio cable inside is disconnected?

giubo - Reply

hello can i ask if how many pins in the flex for power button i accidentally damage when i fixed it

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