Introduction

In this guide you will open up your phone and replace a broken ear piece speaker. In order to insert a new speaker, you will need access to soldering tools and knowledge.

Locate the small notch on the bottom right side of the phone. To remove the cover, hook your thumb or fingernail into the slot. Then, gently lift the cover up and off. The back cover may flex slightly as you remove it. This is normal, but avoid applying excessive force.
  • Locate the small notch on the bottom right side of the phone.

  • To remove the cover, hook your thumb or fingernail into the slot. Then, gently lift the cover up and off.

  • The back cover may flex slightly as you remove it. This is normal, but avoid applying excessive force.

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Locate the small notch below the battery. You may see a white plastic notch sticking out of this space; if so, grasp that tab to pull the battery out of its compartment. If you do not see a white plastic tab, then place your fingernail in the notch and pull upward to release the battery from its compartment.
  • Locate the small notch below the battery. You may see a white plastic notch sticking out of this space; if so, grasp that tab to pull the battery out of its compartment. If you do not see a white plastic tab, then place your fingernail in the notch and pull upward to release the battery from its compartment.

  • The plastic prying tool can be used to help remove the battery.

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Remove seven of the 4.9mm tri-head screws. Keep them in a secure location. Remove seven of the 4.9mm tri-head screws. Keep them in a secure location.
  • Remove seven of the 4.9mm tri-head screws. Keep them in a secure location.

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Pry the back assembly away from the body on all four sides of the phone. Start prying at the top and work around. Remove the buttons for the volume and power-this will allow for easier disassembly.
  • Pry the back assembly away from the body on all four sides of the phone.

    • Start prying at the top and work around.

    • Remove the buttons for the volume and power-this will allow for easier disassembly.

  • The back assembly is firmly attached to the body of the phone so removing it will require some force.

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Soldering required to complete replacement Start by un-attaching the small olive colored chip from the plastic casing. The chip is connected to the phone by a small orange wire. Keep the wire connected to the chip and the phone body while removing the chip from the black plastic casing.
  • Soldering required to complete replacement

  • Start by un-attaching the small olive colored chip from the plastic casing.

  • The chip is connected to the phone by a small orange wire. Keep the wire connected to the chip and the phone body while removing the chip from the black plastic casing.

  • Pry underneath the chip with the plastic opener until it pops off. Leave the orange wires attached.

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Use tweezers to lift up the black plastic cover. The cover will pop out. Set it aside. The cover will pop out. Set it aside.
  • Use tweezers to lift up the black plastic cover.

  • The cover will pop out. Set it aside.

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Speaker is magnetized. Use a metal object to lift the speaker out OR use tweezers to grab underneath the top corner of the speaker and lift/pry it out. Use a metal object to lift the speaker out OR use tweezers to grab underneath the top corner of the speaker and lift/pry it out.
  • Speaker is magnetized.

  • Use a metal object to lift the speaker out OR use tweezers to grab underneath the top corner of the speaker and lift/pry it out.

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Unsolder the speaker wires from the phone.
  • Unsolder the speaker wires from the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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