Introduction

This guide will guide the user to effectively remove and replace the speaker. This replacement will take around 15-20 minutes. However, if the guide is followed to the letter, the task will be accomplished with minimal damage to the device.

Start by removing the back panel. Remove the 4 screws holding the device together: two on the left side, and two on the right side.
  • Start by removing the back panel.

  • Remove the 4 screws holding the device together: two on the left side, and two on the right side.

  • Using a metal spudger, carefully pry open the case.

  • With the screws gone, the case is held together with clips along the outside edge of the aluminum backplate.

  • Undoing these clips can take a bit of force. Be cautious not to damage the plastic edge of the device.

Place the device on the table with the screen-side down.
  • Place the device on the table with the screen-side down.

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This is the Speaker.
  • This is the Speaker.

  • Remove the two black screws.

Remove black tape from the wires.
  • Remove black tape from the wires.

  • Keep this tape, you will need it for reassembly.

Using a soldering iron, heat up the spot where the speaker wires connect to the mainboard.
  • Using a soldering iron, heat up the spot where the speaker wires connect to the mainboard.

  • Remove Speaker wires when the solder liquifies.

  • Remember to make note of where each wire is connected. When reinstalling the speaker, it is important that the wires are reattached to the same spot.

Remove the speaker.
  • Remove the speaker.

  • Replace the speaker by following these steps in reverse.

Conclusion

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

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