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Introduction

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

  1. JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement, Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the seams next to the 'feet' on the bottom side of the device.

  2. JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  3. JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • For the first part of the case: 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.

    • For the second part of the case: there are 2 screws to be removed at the seam. Once removed, the case will come off completely without forcing.

  4. JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement, Bass Radiator: step 4, image 1 of 3 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement, Bass Radiator: step 4, image 2 of 3 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement, Bass Radiator: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  5. JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  6. JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement, Charging Port: step 6, image 1 of 3 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement, Charging Port: step 6, image 2 of 3 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement, Charging Port: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Locate and disconnect the the three plugs indicated in these pictures.

  7. JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Unplug the three ports from the previous step.

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

  8. JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 3 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 3 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Locate the three Phillips head screws inside the zipper compartment and unscrew them.

    • Pull the zipper panel free from the device.

  9. JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 3 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 3 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  10. JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew the three 11.88mm Phillips head screws highlighted in the picture.

  11. JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  12. JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 3 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 3 JBL Xtreme Charging Port Replacement: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • 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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Please I have a JBL XTREME that sparks each time I plug it. What could be the cause

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