Introduction

Within this guide, the user will learn how to remove the speakers and check if speakers are functioning properly as well as how to replace them.

  1. Begin by removing the rubber caps on both sides of the JBL Flip 2 by using the black spudger to get in between the creases.
    • Begin by removing the rubber caps on both sides of the JBL Flip 2 by using the black spudger to get in between the creases.

    • Be very careful when removing the NFC rubber cap. There is a chip that is glued to the inside of the rubber cap. So, peel the rubber cap off slowly and remove the chip on the inside while peeling the rubber cap off.

  2. Remove the eight 7.0 mm Phillips #1 screws on both sides of the JBL Flip 2.
    • Remove the eight 7.0 mm Phillips #1 screws on both sides of the JBL Flip 2.

    • The NFC chip is glued onto the side of the device. Use the black spudger to separate the mic from the surface.

    • Be careful not to sever the wire connecting the nfc chip to the inside of the device.

    • Gently slide the NFC chip into the device through the slot that the wire comes from.

    • Peel the black rubber piece from one end to the other.

    • Remove the two 7.0 mm Phillips #1 screws.

    • Carefully detach the silver plastic cover by pulling both ends off.

    • Pull both ends at the same time with the same amount of force to prevent the cover from breaking.

    • Separate the silver plastic piece by pulling it off from the middle.

    • Using a flat-head screwdriver or spudger, pry out the 8 metal nibs on the back side of the speaker.

    • Repeat the same process for the 4 remaining metal nibs (two on each end).

    • Expand the metal casing and carefully slide it off the speaker.

    • Using the driver adapter, first insert the #4 socket into the driver; followed by the #1 Philip's head bit in order to reach the three 13.0 mm screws.

    • Using the classic spudger, get underneath the black tape strips found on both side of the device.

    • After lifting a portion of the tape off of the device, gently peel the tape off of the device, making sure to keep it intact.

    • There is another piece of tape on the side of the device with the control buttons. Lift the tape with the classic spudger and then peel the rest of the tape off.

    • Wedge a spudger between the two halves where the tape was to pry the device open.

    • When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible.

    • Use the black spudger to disconnect the speaker cord from it's socket.

    • Use the black spudger to disconnect the auxiliary wire from its socket.

    • Carefully remove the cable connecting the control chip to the motherboard.

    • Using the black spudger, carefully remove the cord connecting the battery to the motherboard.

    • Carefully remove the cable connecting the nfc chip to the motherboard.

    • Remove the two 7.0 mm Phillips #1 screws.

    • Remove the metal bar that was held in place by the screws.

    • Unscrew the the other four 7.0 mm Phillips #1 screws around the speakers.

    • Gently remove the speakers from the slots.

    • Check the speaker connections to see they are loose.

      • If the connections are loose, they will need to be re-soldered. For information on how to do so, click here.

    • If speakers are still not functioning, then replace them.

    • Remove the connections from the speakers.

    • Replace the old speakers by soldering the four wires onto each connector of the new speakers.

    • Check out IFixit's official soldering guide for help with these special projects.

    • Soldering iron will be very hot.

Conclusion

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

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Where to buy the speakers for JBL flip 2! Pls post it's urgent!

Jayanth A - Reply

Can somebody send a link for the replacement speakers pls.

Jayanth A - Reply

What is the size and ohmz and watts of the speaker?

Sekar Kalimuthu - Reply

8ohms 40 watts and 1 inch I think. I been searching where to buy these as well. The rings are separated on mine

1brandonkalo -

En donde puedo comprar las speaker

Emanuel Perez - Reply

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