Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the charging port of a JBL Xtreme. This guide requires soldering skills.

Locate the seams next to the 'feet' on the bottom side of the device.
  • Locate the seams next to the 'feet' on the bottom side of the device.

Use the metal spudger to gently pry and lift the edge of the seam. The cover is held in place with plastic snaps that will make a popping noise when disengaged. Use the metal spudger to gently pry and lift the edge of the seam. The cover is held in place with plastic snaps that will make a popping noise when disengaged.
  • Use the metal spudger to gently pry and lift the edge of the seam. The cover is held in place with plastic snaps that will make a popping noise when disengaged.

Start with the back half, this will expose TWO Screws that need to be removed before lifting the front half.

MrMindlink - Reply

Yes, the fact needs to be added that two screws need to also be removed to get the cover off. One side snaps off but the other is attached with two screws.

Terry Kraft - Reply

Gently pull back the edges of the case rotating along the hinge opposite the opening seam illustrated in the second photo. Plastic snaps hold the cover in place. Gently pull back the edges of the case rotating along the hinge opposite the opening seam illustrated in the second photo. Plastic snaps hold the cover in place.
  • Gently pull back the edges of the case rotating along the hinge opposite the opening seam illustrated in the second photo. Plastic snaps hold the cover in place.

Hello Where can I get a replacement cover?? Mine is damaged.

juan.rey19 - Reply

Careful with this step, my JBL Xtreme case was also held in place by wo little srews !

Arthur Lecharny - Reply

It feels like you are “breaking” the cover, but in fact it seems to have a kind of “bending point” near the top of the cover by the exterior controls. Watch for the two screws to remove.

Terry Kraft - Reply

Unscrew the six 9.75mm Phillips head screws holding the bass radiator in place. Three of the five outer screws are indicated in the first image and the sixth inner screw is indicated in the second image. Three of the five outer screws are indicated in the first image and the sixth inner screw is indicated in the second image.
  • Unscrew the six 9.75mm Phillips head screws holding the bass radiator in place.

  • Three of the five outer screws are indicated in the first image and the sixth inner screw is indicated in the second image.

This was the most difficult part for me. The screws are pretty tight, I needed a larger screwdriver to get them out.

Terry Kraft - Reply

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Once the screws have been removed, the bass radiator will easily lift free. Both radiators are identical. Repeat the above steps on the opposite radiator if necessary. Both radiators are identical. Repeat the above steps on the opposite radiator if necessary.
  • Once the screws have been removed, the bass radiator will easily lift free.

  • Both radiators are identical. Repeat the above steps on the opposite radiator if necessary.

Locate and disconnect the the three plugs indicated in these pictures. Locate and disconnect the the three plugs indicated in these pictures. Locate and disconnect the the three plugs indicated in these pictures.
  • Locate and disconnect the the three plugs indicated in these pictures.

Unplug the three ports from the previous step. A set of tweezers may be helpful to reach deeper into the device.
  • Unplug the three ports from the previous step.

  • A set of tweezers may be helpful to reach deeper into the device.

Locate the three Phillips head screws inside the zipper compartment and unscrew them. Pull the zipper panel free from the device. Pull the zipper panel free from the device.
  • Locate the three Phillips head screws inside the zipper compartment and unscrew them.

  • Pull the zipper panel free from the device.

Under the zipper panel are eight more Phillips head screws. Unscrew them and carefully lift the battery cover. Be careful not to damage the small white ribbon cable which connects the battery cover to the rest of the device. Be careful not to damage the small white ribbon cable which connects the battery cover to the rest of the device.
  • Under the zipper panel are eight more Phillips head screws. Unscrew them and carefully lift the battery cover.

  • Be careful not to damage the small white ribbon cable which connects the battery cover to the rest of the device.

Unscrew the three 11.88mm Phillips head screws highlighted in the picture. Unscrew the three 11.88mm Phillips head screws highlighted in the picture.
  • Unscrew the three 11.88mm Phillips head screws highlighted in the picture.

Pull the Auxiliary board out. There is foam covering the wires, making it difficult to remove the Auxiliary board. Take your time with this step.
  • Pull the Auxiliary board out.

  • There is foam covering the wires, making it difficult to remove the Auxiliary board. Take your time with this step.

hello, thanx for the great guide . i got a defekt xtreme and opened it like you write in your guide ,because my one doesn´t show any reaction when i plug power in. no charging or anything . as i opened it i saw that the capacitor on the last foto was burned out .

and than the big surprise , my auxilary board is not the same like yours . it´s 100 % a original xtreme and everything is simillar but on my bord is a 8 leg IC soldering -place. sorry for my bad english , it´s very difficult to explain . if anyone outthere can help me i send pictures from my board ,and you will be surprised that it has on the board a place for a IC ..

ch. geyer - Reply

The first image highlights the charging port. Locate 6 metal pins highlighted in the second image and use a solder iron to disconnect the pins. Locate 6 metal pins highlighted in the second image and use a solder iron to disconnect the pins.
  • The first image highlights the charging port.

  • Locate 6 metal pins highlighted in the second image and use a solder iron to disconnect the pins.

Conclusion

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

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