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This guide outlines the steps to remove and replace the battery in Big Jambox. Guide includes gaining access to the auxiliary board to unplug battery.

  1. Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement, Outer Case: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove both end caps by putting a plastic opening tool in the center of the seam. Work around the edges to pry the end caps off completely.

    • Due to interior clips holding the end caps in place, use caution when applying force.

    Can someone show the clips please in a photo?

    kenneth keen - Reply

  2. Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Turn the Jambox upside down. Peel the indicated rubber tabs off, using a plastic opening tool if necessary.

    • You may want to only take the tabs half way off to avoid re-gluing when reassembling.

    • Remove the three T6, 7.0 mm screws under each rubber tab.

    • Because the screws are a different length, set the screws aside.

    I used rubber cement to reattach the pads. That will hold them in place and be easily removable in future.

    David Robinson - Reply

  3. Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • With the Jawbone logo facing towards you and with correct orientation, place the Jambox with the left end cap facing upward.

    • Unscrew indicated T6 9.7 mm screws.

    • Gently loosen the tabs from their anchor points so the bottom may be removed.

    • Flip the Jambox so the other end cap is facing up. The USB cable is on this side (metal grounding clip, indicated in orange). Repeat the above two steps.

  4. Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Pry up the bottom panel by lifting from the device.

    • Pull the bottom up. This may take a bit of force as the bottom is glued to device.

    • Once removed, the battery will now be visible.

    No glue on mine. Only two clips on each side (that you can see clearly in step 3 picture).

    Do not use force or you will break those clips.

    Jay - Reply

  5. Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Before unscrewing, take a picture of the top view. That way, when you're reassembling the device, you'll know the orientation of the metal grounding plates.

    • Unscrew the eight indicated T6 9.8 mm screws. Remove metal grounding plates.

  6. Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Once all eight screws are removed, pry the sides of the Jambox to lift the body from it's shell.

  7. Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • With the battery facing forward, remove the three indicated T6 9.5 mm screws.

    • Once the screws are removed, lift up the small plastic plate, revealing the auxiliary board underneath.

  8. Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement, Battery: step 8, image 1 of 2 Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement, Battery: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the indicated T6, 7.4mm screw holding the auxiliary board in place.

    • Carefully lift the circuit board up and off to the side.

  9. Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Pull on the red and black cables under the auxiliary board to disconnect the battery.

    The aux board in this photo is flipped over. Also, watch out for the power button as it is a completely separate assembly that just sits in there.

    Jeff - Reply

  10. Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 Jawbone Big Jambox Battery Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • The battery is connected to the Jambox by double stick tape. Use your finger to pry out the battery.

    • Place a new battery in the old battery’s place. Reverse these steps to connect the new battery.

    • When plugging in the new battery, ensure the red and black wires are separated around pegs so they are not pinched when the auxiliary board is replaced.


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

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Where do I buy the battery.

Kevin Foti - Reply :Here is someone who made and sell the battery for Jambox and Big Jambox, i hope this could be helpful

Lin -

да где аккумулятор купить то?

speedlexx - Reply

на рынке покупаются стандартные 18650 и меняются на старые акку из колонки. что б пошла зарядка нужно дать больше ток.

цена вопроса ~ 1200₽ с работой

Max -

Where do I go to purchase a battery?

Edward Brown - Reply Here is someone who made and sell the battery for Jambox and Big Jambox, i hope this could be helpful

leandro - Reply

I have been a tech for over 40 years. You did an outstanding job with description and great photos. Tech's are not know for this.

Harbhajan Khalsa - Reply

This looks like a great guide. However, I've had this speaker less than a year and my battery should not be needing replacement. It won't hold a charge and I've tried all the other troubleshooting ideas except taking it apart, unconnecting and then connecting again.

John M - Reply

Hey too! I called their customer service and because my Jambox is just over 1 year old they said there was nothing they could do. They suggested I buy a new one!

I tried their suggestions:

No works fine if plugged in, but has to stay that way.

let us know if you find any answers! Thanks!

deb -

Here's what worked for me.

1) I followed all of the instructions above

2) I simply unplugged the battery,

3) plugged in the electrical charger cord

4) powered on the Jambox. it worked just fine

5) powered it off,

6) plugged the battery back in (white and red wires) and let it charge

7) put the jambox back together

Aaron McLean - Reply

I put out battery from device, bought 3 standard battery 18650 for laptop and changed with old.

You should give more than 12v to start charging.

All costs less 20$.

Max - Reply

Does anyone know what type of screwdriver to use for the screws under the rubber circles?

ceciseggie - Reply

T6 same as others. don’t be surprised if the machine thread nut that is molded to inside doesn’t break off i just tighten them back with cover off and put some epoxy glue as i reattached cover

Edward M -

Was Hoping to Find this Process for JawBone Original -

I have two of these now maybe 5 yrs old - and both need new batteries.

But from what I see here - Looks like it'll be battle of Discovery -

Then figure out where to get the batteries.

In the meantime I received new Pelican 1050 case to keep them in

along with cords, etc. Perfect fit - bullet proof protection,

and playing music, just pop open the lid,, sounds great.

Philscbx - Reply

My speaker doesn't work at all with USB charge nor regular charge.

Is that still battery? I am not sure about that because if it was the battery by having it plugged in it should work but here I have it plugged in and it doesn't work that makes me think that it's not the battery what do you guys think

Kasia - Reply

I got a replacement battery for JAWBONE Big from ebay, it works great! here is the link:

Lin - Reply

I did the procedure of removing battery and plugging in charger then reinstall battery. worked for me. the tiny screws are a pain. also panel that covers bottom with rubber pads has three machine threaded screws had two of three broken off. i epoxied then back to base.

Edward M - Reply

The metal grounding clip fell off before I could see how it’s attached. I’m looking at Step #3 and the metal grounding clip indicated in orange, but the picture is a bit fuzzy and I can’t tell how it’s attached. Can anybody attach a photo or describe how it’s supposed to be attached? Thanks in advance!

John R - Reply

Here is where you can find a good battery.

tkuan - Reply

excellent instuctions>

nisiwills - Reply

I’ve had my Big Jambox—which preformed perfectly—for at least five years. Just replaced the battery following these excellent instructions. If the new battery lasts half as long as the first one , I will be happy! Great product. Sorry the company failed.

nisiwills - Reply

Many thanks for these clear instructions. Did the replacement with a battery from AliExpress, now my speaker has new life.

Andrew Yerkes - Reply

On the button side, beware the Earthing tab that sits above the charging port. You can tell when you re-assemble as it is the only tab that doesn’t have any paint on it. Also - top tip, when putting on the button end panel, keep your finger pushed on the BT pairing button to make sure it goes in the appropriate hole. I didn’t do this the first time, and the peg missed the hole and made the button stand out (and was unusable). In my frustration to remove the end panel again - I broke one corner :(

Great Tutorial, thank you.

Slh Ply - Reply

Very simple install, a couple different options on Amazon come with the screw driver needed for under $30. Compared to how much the speaker cost new, this simple repair is well worth the time, even for a busy person. Thank you for the write up!

Tye Wilhelm - Reply

easy peasy… thanks for the help!

Bryan Ripley - Reply

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