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.

Image 1/3: To remove the cover, hook your thumb or fingernail into the slot. Then, gently lift the cover up and off. Image 2/3: The back cover may flex slightly as you remove it. This is normal, but avoid applying excessive force. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: The plastic prying tool can be used to help remove the battery.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Start prying at the top and work around. Image 2/3: Remove the buttons for the volume and power-this will allow for easier disassembly. Image 3/3: The back assembly is firmly attached to the body of the phone so removing it will require some force.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Start by un-attaching the small olive colored chip from the plastic casing. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: Pry underneath the chip with the plastic opener until it pops off. Leave the orange wires attached.
  • 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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Image 1/3: The cover will pop out. Set it aside. Image 2/3: The cover will pop out. Set it aside. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: 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.

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Conclusion

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

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