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

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

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

There are 2 screws to remove, the other is under the barcode sticker

Andrew Allman - Reply

hey bru the scewdriver you useing what do you call it and where can you get the kit

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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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

djcriztorey - Reply

Hello, I have the JBL Charge 2+ and the screws are not at the same places. I'm afraid :(

tmaxer - Reply

Do You have a SD cart slot there?

Marcin -

How much does the motherboard cost.

i have a pulse 2. Please tell me

arvind raj - Reply

I have two jbl charger 3 but doesnt Connect it for wifi, could be the problem.

chejotorres99 - Reply

Where can I get the ribbon cable …mine is broken

jibon jyoti gogoi - Reply

I think I may have gotten the buttons on top, volume & power, wet from my wet hand. After that it wouldn’t power on & off properly and would not connect to bluetooth. The power button will flash blue, and then red, and any combination of the 2, but doesn’t function properly. Won’t stay blue and doesn’t stay solid blue.

Do you think I damaged the mother board? I did remove the mother board as instructed, but I really don’t want to buy one unless I am reasonably sure that is what is up with it.

rockaf - Reply

i want new mother board

Vikash jacks - Reply

i want new mother board can u plz give me your number

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