Introduction

This repair guide will teach you how to replace the speaker in your Ultratab C954. If you have referred to the prerequisite guide for the back cover removal then start on step 4. If your tablet still has the back cover on steps 1-3 will explain how to remove it. This guide requires the use of a soldering iron, if you do not have experience with a soldering iron please seek assistance.

On the top of the tablet there are two 1cm screws that hold the back cover on. Locate these screws and remove them using a Phillips head #0 screw driver. On the top of the tablet there are two 1cm screws that hold the back cover on. Locate these screws and remove them using a Phillips head #0 screw driver.
  • On the top of the tablet there are two 1cm screws that hold the back cover on. Locate these screws and remove them using a Phillips head #0 screw driver.

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You now have to pry the back cover from the touch screen panel. To do this insert a plastic spudger into the seem. Then work your way around the panel until it is free.
  • You now have to pry the back cover from the touch screen panel. To do this insert a plastic spudger into the seem. Then work your way around the panel until it is free.

  • There are buttons on the top side of the tablet that go through the back cover. The cover must slide up when removed to avoid damaging the buttons.

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This is what your tablet should look like once the back cover is removed. You are now ready to begin repairing your tablet. Follow the corresponding guide for instructions on repairing major components.
  • This is what your tablet should look like once the back cover is removed. You are now ready to begin repairing your tablet. Follow the corresponding guide for instructions on repairing major components.

  • To reattach the back cover begin by sliding the cover on making sure the buttons and the speaker are in their designated holes on the back cover. Then attach the two covers by pressing them together until you hear the plastic tabs interlock.

  • With the two screens held together the last step is to put the two 1cm screws on the top of the tablet back in. Your tablet is now ready for use again!

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With the back cover removed from your tablet locate the speaker and the speaker wires shown in the red box.
  • With the back cover removed from your tablet locate the speaker and the speaker wires shown in the red box.

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Since the speaker is magnetically held to the screen of the tablet cutting the old wires will remove the old speaker.
  • Since the speaker is magnetically held to the screen of the tablet cutting the old wires will remove the old speaker.

  • Use caution when cutting the wires, you want to cut the wires as close to the motherboard as possible without harming the motherboard.

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Locate the positive and negative terminals of the speaker. To attach the new speaker you must solder the new wires to the terminals on the motherboard. To do this hold the wire on the old solder, using a small amount of solder melt the solder and wires to the old connection points.
  • Locate the positive and negative terminals of the speaker.

  • To attach the new speaker you must solder the new wires to the terminals on the motherboard. To do this hold the wire on the old solder, using a small amount of solder melt the solder and wires to the old connection points.

  • Soldering irons are very hot and can cause serious injury. If you do not know how to use a soldering iron please seek help from someone who is experienced.

  • For an explanation on soldering refer to iFixit's soldering guide How To Solder and Desolder Connections

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Your new speaker is now fully attached to the tablet ans should be operational. You can now reassemble the tablet. To do so refer to the back cover guide (step 3).
  • Your new speaker is now fully attached to the tablet ans should be operational. You can now reassemble the tablet. To do so refer to the back cover guide (step 3).

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Conclusion

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

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