Introduction

This guide demonstrates the removal and replacement of a JLab Pro-7 speaker in order to preserve the function of the device.

The tools needed in order to complete this task are above in the tools section.
  • The tools needed in order to complete this task are above in the tools section.

  • Grab your tablet and have your tools ready in order to open it and fix the components inside.

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At the bottom of the tablet there are two screws.
  • At the bottom of the tablet there are two screws.

  • One screw is on the bottom left corner and the other is in the bottom right corner.

  • Here, you need to grab a small Phillips screwdriver and carefully take out these screws. Be careful not to strip the screws when taking them out.

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Now grab your iFixit prying tool and try to carefully pry off the back casing.
  • Now grab your iFixit prying tool and try to carefully pry off the back casing.

  • The back doesn't want to dislodge easily so make sure the end of your pry tool is underneath the screen in order to get enough leverage to start popping off the back case from the screen.

  • Be careful when prying the edge of your tablet! Avoid snapping the volume and lock buttons. Also try not to dig into the tablet too deep with your prying tool so you don't damage any components inside.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Make sure to make your way around the perimeter of the tablet in order to take off the back casing.
  • Make sure to make your way around the perimeter of the tablet in order to take off the back casing.

  • Put small amounts of pressure around the perimeter until you see that section pop off.

  • Keep moving your way clockwise or counterclockwise until the back is fully removed.

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There you have it now the back should be fully removed.
  • There you have it now the back should be fully removed.

  • Make sure to inspect your tablet for any damage from prying off the back panel of your panel.

  • If any internals did fall out or seem to be damaged check out our guides we may be able to help you!

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Remove the cover from the tablet using the instruction from the prerequisite guide. Remove the cover from the tablet using the instruction from the prerequisite guide.
  • Remove the cover from the tablet using the instruction from the prerequisite guide.

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The speaker, located on the bottom right corner, is attached to the tablet by a small magnet.
  • The speaker, located on the bottom right corner, is attached to the tablet by a small magnet.

  • To remove the speaker from its plastic fitting, just lift up the speaker and it will detach from its base.

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The connecting wires for the speaker are held in place by a small strip of thermal tape.
  • The connecting wires for the speaker are held in place by a small strip of thermal tape.

  • Slowly remove the black thermal tape from the tablet back so the entire connecting wire can move freely.

    • Be careful not to damage the motherboard power ribbon cable.

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Use the soldering iron to desolder the connecting wires from the contact points.
  • Use the soldering iron to desolder the connecting wires from the contact points.

  • Carefully remove the wires from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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