Introduction

Within this guide users will be learning how to replace the Bluetooth antenna that the JBL Flip uses.

If you do not know how to safely solder/unsolder, please visit the following link How To Solder and Desolder Connections.

Image 1/3: After the cap is removed, unscrew the two 3.3mm screws using a size 1 ph screw driver. Image 2/3: After the cap is removed, unscrew the two 3.3mm screws using a size 1 ph screw driver. Image 3/3: After the cap is removed, unscrew the two 3.3mm screws using a size 1 ph screw driver.
  • On the end with the buttons, remove the end cap using the flat head screwdriver to get between the rubber lining and the plastic.

  • After the cap is removed, unscrew the two 3.3mm screws using a size 1 ph screw driver.

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  • Unscrew four 3.3mm screws on each end of the JBL using a size 1 ph screw driver (8 screws total).

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Image 1/3: Remove two 5mm screws holding the silver back plate in place with a size 2 ph screw driver. Image 2/3: Gently lift up and remove the silver casing. Image 3/3: Gently lift up and remove the silver casing.
  • Remove outermost white casing by gently lifting up on one side.

  • Remove two 5mm screws holding the silver back plate in place with a size 2 ph screw driver.

  • Gently lift up and remove the silver casing.

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  • Remove last white back plate to expose the back of the speaker cover.

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Image 1/3: Pry the two tabs on each end to remove the cover (4 tabs total). Image 2/3: Slide speaker out of metal speaker cover. Image 3/3: Slide speaker out of metal speaker cover.
  • Pry the four tabs on each side of the speaker cover (8 tabs total).

  • Pry the two tabs on each end to remove the cover (4 tabs total).

  • Slide speaker out of metal speaker cover.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the two 5mm screws on each side using a size 2 ph screwdriver. Image 2/3: Open the speaker. Image 3/3: Open the speaker.
  • Remove 5mm screw in the middle of the back of the device with a size 2 ph screw driver.

  • Unscrew the two 5mm screws on each side using a size 2 ph screwdriver.

  • Open the speaker.

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  • Use the prerequisite guide for removing the speaker housing.

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Image 1/2: Make sure that the battery is turned off before removing cables. Image 2/2: Make sure that the battery is turned off before removing cables.
  • Disconnect all cables that are attached to the motherboard so that it resembles the step picture.

  • Make sure that the battery is turned off before removing cables.

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  • Locate the underside of the motherboard, where a large square chip is.

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Image 1/1: Soldering iron will be very hot.
  • Use the soldering iron to solder a new wire ending in a copper track on to the circular antenna located next to the main programming chip.

  • Soldering iron will be very hot.

  • Let the solder cool for 30-60 seconds.

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Conclusion

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

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