Introduction

The motherboard of the the JBL Clip 2 is the central unit that allows the unit to have all of it's different functions. The device will be taken apart and the motherboard will be removed and replaced.

Begin by removing the front cap  of the JBL Clip 2 by using the blue plastic opening tool to get in between the creases.
  • Begin by removing the front cap of the JBL Clip 2 by using the blue plastic opening tool to get in between the creases.

  • If your JBL Clip 2 has never been opened this procedure will require moderate amount of force.

There will be six 3 mm T8 screws under the cap, remove these six screws.
  • There will be six 3 mm T8 screws under the cap, remove these six screws.

  • If you are not trying to replace the speaker please ignore the two middle 3 mm T8 screws during this procedure.

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The front cover will lift open easily and the components will be visible.
  • The front cover will lift open easily and the components will be visible.

To completely remove the top portion, disconnect the speaker from the motherboard using the blue plastic opening tool.
  • To completely remove the top portion, disconnect the speaker from the motherboard using the blue plastic opening tool.

  • While disconnecting be sure to not use too much force as these two parts are meant to become disconnected.

There will be four 3 mm T8 screws holding the motherboard in place, remove these four screws.
  • There will be four 3 mm T8 screws holding the motherboard in place, remove these four screws.

The motherboard is now exposed, and to extract it you must now desoder the eight connection points to the battery, audio AUX cord, and the Mic.
  • The motherboard is now exposed, and to extract it you must now desoder the eight connection points to the battery, audio AUX cord, and the Mic.

  • If you need help with desoldering refer to How to Solder and Desolder Connections help. After these are removed the battery should be free.

Conclusion

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

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