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JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement

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  1. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Pry up the fabric cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Pry up the fabric cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Pry up the fabric cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Before starting repairs, turn off your device and unplug any cables.

    • The fabric cover of the JBL Flip 5 is secured by plastic clips.

    • Insert the flat end of a spudger underneath a corner of the fabric cover.

    • Pry up to release the plastic clips securing the fabric cover.

  2. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Release the plastic clips: step 2, image 1 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Release the plastic clips: step 2, image 2 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Release the plastic clips: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the spudger along the edge of the fabric cover while prying up to continue to separate the plastic clips.

  3. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Loosen the fabric cover edge: step 3, image 1 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Loosen the fabric cover edge: step 3, image 2 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Loosen the fabric cover edge: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Release the remaining plastic clips to fully separate the fabric cover.

  4. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Release the plastic clips: step 4, image 1 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Release the plastic clips: step 4, image 2 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Release the plastic clips: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Repeat the previous steps to release the plastic clips and to fully separate the opposite edge of the fabric cover.

  5. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Remove the fabric cover: step 5, image 1 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Remove the fabric cover: step 5, image 2 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Remove the fabric cover: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Use one hand to spread the edges of the fabric cover apart and your other hand to pull the speaker assembly away from the cover.

    • Remove the fabric cover.

    • During reassembly, this is a good point to power on your device and test your repair before reinstalling the fabric cover.

  6. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Unfasten the passive radiator bracket: step 6, image 1 of 2 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Unfasten the passive radiator bracket: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 17 mm-long screws securing the passive radiator brackets.

  7. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Remove the passive radiator bracket: step 7, image 1 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Remove the passive radiator bracket: step 7, image 2 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Remove the passive radiator bracket: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • The passive radiator bracket is held in place by mild adhesive around its center. If you‘re having trouble removing it, you can prepare an iOpener and apply it to the bracket for one minute to soften the adhesive.

    • Peel the passive radiator bracket off of the speaker assembly and remove it.

  8. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Unclip the left passive radiator: step 8, image 1 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Unclip the left passive radiator: step 8, image 2 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Unclip the left passive radiator: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • The passive radiators are secured by plastic clips.

    • Insert an opening pick into the cutout next to the left passive radiator housing.

    • Push the opening pick underneath the passive radiator housing.

    • Pry upwards to release the plastic clip securing the passive radiator.

  9. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Repeat the prying procedure for the three remaining plastic clips securing the left passive radiator.

  10. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Remove the left passive radiator: step 10, image 1 of 2 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Remove the left passive radiator: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the left passive radiator.

  11. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Unclip the right passive radiator: step 11, image 1 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Unclip the right passive radiator: step 11, image 2 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Unclip the right passive radiator: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Repeat the prying procedure for the four plastic clips securing the right passive radiator.

  12. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Remove the right passive radiator: step 12, image 1 of 2 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Remove the right passive radiator: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the right passive radiator.

  13. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Unfasten the woofer: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 9.6 mm-long screws securing the woofer.

  14. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Move the woofer: step 14, image 1 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Move the woofer: step 14, image 2 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Move the woofer: step 14, image 3 of 3
    • Don't try to remove the woofer all the way yet, as it‘s still connected to the motherboard.

    • The woofer cables are long enough allowing you to place the woofer outside the speaker assembly, but avoid straining or sharply folding the cables when you lift the woofer out of its recess.

    • Lift the woofer out of its recess and place it next to the speaker assembly.

  15. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Disconnect the woofer: step 15, image 1 of 2 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Disconnect the woofer: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Use the tip of a spudger to push the woofer JST connector straight out of its socket to disconnect it.

  16. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Remove the woofer: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the woofer.

  17. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Unlatch the power button cable ZIF connector: step 17, image 1 of 2 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Unlatch the power button cable ZIF connector: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Use the tip of a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the small, hinged locking flap on the power button cable's ZIF connector.

  18. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Disconnect the power button cable: step 18, image 1 of 2 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Disconnect the power button cable: step 18, image 2 of 2
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    • Use a pair of blunt nose tweezers to pull the power button cable straight out of the ZIF connector.

  19. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Disconnect the volume button cable: step 19, image 1 of 2 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Disconnect the volume button cable: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of blunt nose tweezers to pull the volume button cable straight out of its connector to disconnect it.

  20. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Disconnect the charging cable: step 20, image 1 of 2 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Disconnect the charging cable: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to push the charging cable connector straight out of its socket and disconnect it.

  21. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Detach the power button cable: step 21, image 1 of 2 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Detach the power button cable: step 21, image 2 of 2
    • The power button cable is lightly adhered to the motherboard with tape.

    • Use a pair of blunt nose tweezers to peel the fabric tape securing the power button cable off the motherboard‘s edge.

  22. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Move the motherboard: step 22, image 1 of 2 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Move the motherboard: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • The antenna cable is still connected to the motherboard, and the volume button cable is adhered to the speaker housing. Avoid straining or tearing them in the following step.

    • Push the motherboard out of the speaker assembly until you get free access to the battery connector.

  23. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 23, image 1 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 23, image 2 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 23, image 3 of 3
    • Squeeze the tab against the power cable connector, and pull the connector straight up from its socket to disconnect the battery.

  24. JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Remove the battery: step 24, image 1 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Remove the battery: step 24, image 2 of 3 JBL Flip 5 Battery Replacement, Remove the battery: step 24, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the battery out of the speaker assembly and remove it.

Conclusion

If possible, power on your device and test your repair before reassembly. For optimal performance, calibrate your newly installed battery after completing this guide.

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

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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Excellent instructions! Nice clean photos. I had no problem at all getting the new battery put in. Well done!

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