Introduction

Replacing the speaker requires soldering and extensive disassembly. Refer to iFixit's soldering guide if you have never used a soldering iron or if you need a refresher.

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  • On the back of the phone, place your thumb on the three raised bumps and slide the back cover upward.

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  • Lift and remove the battery.

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  • Remove the two screw covers at the top of phone with tweezers.

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  • Remove the six Phillips #000 (3mm) screws.

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Image 1/3: The plastic side buttons fall out when you take the back cover off. Image 2/3: The back cover is connected to the speaker by red and black wires. Image 3/3: The back cover is connected to the speaker by red and black wires.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the back cover off. Insert the tool between the back cover and red mid section and go around the entire phone.

  • The plastic side buttons fall out when you take the back cover off.

  • The back cover is connected to the speaker by red and black wires.

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Image 1/1: Set the back cover with the speaker aside.
  • Use the tweezers to remove the red and black wires connecting the speaker to the green motherboard by pinching the sides of the plastic base near the motherboard.

  • Set the back cover with the speaker aside.

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Image 1/2: An orange ribbon from the LCD is connected to the underside of the motherboard, so do not force the motherboard from the rest of the phone yet. Image 2/2: An orange ribbon from the LCD is connected to the underside of the motherboard, so do not force the motherboard from the rest of the phone yet.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to gently lift the snapped-in motherboard from the front panel.

  • An orange ribbon from the LCD is connected to the underside of the motherboard, so do not force the motherboard from the rest of the phone yet.

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  • Gently remove the blue transparent tape from the connector.

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Image 1/1: Set the motherboard aside.
  • With the plastic opening tool, gently pry the LCD connector from the motherboard.

  • Set the motherboard aside.

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  • Take the front case and unscrew the four Phillips #000 (1mm) screws around the ribbon.

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Image 1/1: ''Set the number pad case to the side once it is detached from the ribbon.''
  • Gently pull the orange ribbon from the number pad casing.

  • Set the number pad case to the side once it is detached from the ribbon.

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  • Remove the two red sticker screw coverings at the top corners with tweezers.

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  • Unscrew the four Phillips #000 (3mm) screws at the corners of the phone.

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Image 1/2: Set the red sliding backing and front cover to the side. Image 2/2: Set the red sliding backing and front cover to the side.
  • Pry the red sliding backing from the front cover by inserting the plastic opening tool in between the two sections and going around the entire phone.

  • Set the red sliding backing and front cover to the side.

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Image 1/1: Gently pry the LCD ribbon from the left side of the front cover using the plastic opening tool.
  • Be very careful to not damage the keypad board when using the plastic opening tool.

  • Gently pry the LCD ribbon from the left side of the front cover using the plastic opening tool.

  • One LCD ribbon is still connected to the keyboard, so do not attempt to remove it from the front cover.

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Image 1/2: Slowly rotate the keyboard clockwise while pulling it to the right to disconnect the second LCD ribbon from the keyboard. Image 2/2: Remove the keyboard from the phone and set aside.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to partially lift up the keyboard from the front of the phone.

  • Slowly rotate the keyboard clockwise while pulling it to the right to disconnect the second LCD ribbon from the keyboard.

  • Remove the keyboard from the phone and set aside.

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Image 1/1: Use the plastic opening tool to pry the front speaker from the phone.
  • Do not attempt to completely remove the speaker from the phone at this point - it is still connected to the LCD screen.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the front speaker from the phone.

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Image 1/2: Separate the speaker from the LCD screen. Image 2/2: Separate the speaker from the LCD screen.
  • Use a soldering iron to desolder the lead junctions. If you have never used a soldering iron or you need a refresher, check out iFixit's soldering guide.

  • Separate the speaker from the LCD screen.

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Conclusion

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

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