Introduction

First, the device will need to be cracked open. After, you will remove the damaged speakers and replace them with new, working speakers.

Turn the device upside down so that the three rubber pads are facing up.
  • Turn the device upside down so that the three rubber pads are facing up.

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Use a heat gun (set to low) to apply heat  to one of the rubber pads until you can easily remove the pad. This step takes around 5-7 minutes.
  • Use a heat gun (set to low) to apply heat to one of the rubber pads until you can easily remove the pad. This step takes around 5-7 minutes.

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Remove the heated rubber pad with a plastic opening tool.
  • Remove the heated rubber pad with a plastic opening tool.

  • Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the two remaining rubber pads.

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Remove the six 1cm T-10 torx screws on the bottom of the device (found under the rubber pads) using a T-10 Torx screwdriver. Remove the six 1cm T-10 torx screws on the bottom of the device (found under the rubber pads) using a T-10 Torx screwdriver.
  • Remove the six 1cm T-10 torx screws on the bottom of the device (found under the rubber pads) using a T-10 Torx screwdriver.

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Open the device along its seam. Be careful when separating the device because there are wires connecting the two seperate halves. Be careful when separating the device because there are wires connecting the two seperate halves.
  • Open the device along its seam.

  • Be careful when separating the device because there are wires connecting the two seperate halves.

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Disconnect the ribbon cable connector from the top half of the device by pulling outward and parallel to the connecting pins.
  • Disconnect the ribbon cable connector from the top half of the device by pulling outward and parallel to the connecting pins.

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Locate and disconnect the two molex connectors found on either side of the ribbon cable connector on the bottom half of the device. Locate and disconnect the two molex connectors found on either side of the ribbon cable connector on the bottom half of the device.
  • Locate and disconnect the two molex connectors found on either side of the ribbon cable connector on the bottom half of the device.

Where do I find these speakers

HighChief - Reply

Separate speakers from their slots using a metal spudger. Careful, as this step may cause damage to the device.
  • Separate speakers from their slots using a metal spudger.

  • Careful, as this step may cause damage to the device.

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Cut the black wire (leading to the speaker you are replacing) with a pair of wire cutters. Cut the red wire (leading to the speaker you are replacing) with a pair of wire cutters.
  • Cut the black wire (leading to the speaker you are replacing) with a pair of wire cutters.

  • Cut the red wire (leading to the speaker you are replacing) with a pair of wire cutters.

  • Notice that two black wires and two red wires connect to the speaker, be sure to reattach both wires to the new speaker.

Where can I find the speakers for replacement just the speakers only

HighChief - Reply

just pull of the plug, no need to cut the wires

pikachu chuuu - Reply

Conclusion

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

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Where can I buy the replacement speaker?

Gilberto Ruiz - Reply

I join Gןilberto question,can someone attach a link to replacement speakers or tell what is the p/n of the speakers ?

Thanks !

Oded Hafuta -

little bit late i just order it after 2 years searching

https://es.aliexpress.com/item/2pcs-For-...

Marcos Jaime - Reply

Do these work as original driver are 8 ohm?

pikachu chuuu -

Thank you for posting this! I need to fix my speakers.

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