Introduction

The purpose of this guide is to show how to replace a damaged speaker with one that is working so that the LeapPad functions properly. However, it is still possible to still use the LeapPad without a working speaker. For this guide take extra caution to not damage any of the internal components for they can be very fragile (i.e. ribbon cables.)

Remove the barcode covering the screws on the lower back of the Leap Pad.
  • Remove the barcode covering the screws on the lower back of the Leap Pad.

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Remove the two 5mm screws that were covered by the sticker.
  • Remove the two 5mm screws that were covered by the sticker.

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Take plastic opening tool and pry off the outer protective child proof casing, starting from the bottom.
  • Take plastic opening tool and pry off the outer protective child proof casing, starting from the bottom.

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Remove the 7mm screw to the right of the cartridge dock, two 8mm screws in the top left, and the nine 8mm screws holding the the green shell.
  • Remove the 7mm screw to the right of the cartridge dock, two 8mm screws in the top left, and the nine 8mm screws holding the the green shell.

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Take off the hard plastic casing, exposing the motherboard and battery.
  • Take off the hard plastic casing, exposing the motherboard and battery.

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The battery will be glued down, so use the flat end of the spudger to pry out the battery pack. Then using your fingers, grab the wire at the connection point and unplug the battery connector. Replace the battery with a new one. The battery will be glued down, so use the flat end of the spudger to pry out the battery pack. Then using your fingers, grab the wire at the connection point and unplug the battery connector. Replace the battery with a new one.
  • The battery will be glued down, so use the flat end of the spudger to pry out the battery pack. Then using your fingers, grab the wire at the connection point and unplug the battery connector. Replace the battery with a new one.

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Find the screws on the bottom of the device holding down the button and speakers board.
  • Find the screws on the bottom of the device holding down the button and speakers board.

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There should be a plastic covering over the speaker, carefully pull on the opposite side from the plastic clip holding it in place. Excessive force can break the plastic clip, only use enough for to remove it gently
  • There should be a plastic covering over the speaker, carefully pull on the opposite side from the plastic clip holding it in place.

  • Excessive force can break the plastic clip, only use enough for to remove it gently

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Lift the button and speaker board, and turn it over,  revealing the other side of the board. Lift the button and speaker board, and turn it over,  revealing the other side of the board.
  • Lift the button and speaker board, and turn it over, revealing the other side of the board.

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Find the ribbon cable connection and with a small plastic tool flip the plastic holding it down up. You can now safely remove the ribbon cable by gently pulling it out of the slot.
  • Find the ribbon cable connection and with a small plastic tool flip the plastic holding it down up.

  • You can now safely remove the ribbon cable by gently pulling it out of the slot.

  • Trying to remove the cable with brute force will damage the cable.

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Conclusion

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

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