Introduction

During this guide you will take apart the leapfrog and replace the board containing the speaker, audio jack, and directional pad.

  1. Before taking apart your device,  ensure that it is turned off and that your anti-static wrist strap is secured to a ground. Remove the six 10.0 mm Phillips #0 screws from the outer case and remove the cover with your hands. You will not need to pry the case off.
    • Before taking apart your device, ensure that it is turned off and that your anti-static wrist strap is secured to a ground.

    • Remove the six 10.0 mm Phillips #0 screws from the outer case and remove the cover with your hands.

    • You will not need to pry the case off.

  2. Unplug the battery from the motherboard with your hands. The battery sits to the right of the motherboard. The battery sits to the right of the motherboard.
    • Unplug the battery from the motherboard with your hands.

    • The battery sits to the right of the motherboard.

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  4. Pry the battery gently off of the plastic platform with an opening tool. Do not to puncture the battery, as the material inside can be dangerous.
    • Pry the battery gently off of the plastic platform with an opening tool.

    • Do not to puncture the battery, as the material inside can be dangerous.

  5. Disconnect the audio cord from the motherboard using a plastic opening tool. When re-plugging this cord be sure it is flush with the slot, otherwise the speaker and directional pad will malfunction.
    • Disconnect the audio cord from the motherboard using a plastic opening tool.

    • When re-plugging this cord be sure it is flush with the slot, otherwise the speaker and directional pad will malfunction.

    • Use caution when unplugging, and re-plugging the ribbon cord as they are fragile.

  6. Unscrew the five 6.0 mm phillips head screws from the board containing the audio jack and directional pad. Unscrew the five 6.0 mm phillips head screws from the board containing the audio jack and directional pad. Unscrew the five 6.0 mm phillips head screws from the board containing the audio jack and directional pad.
    • Unscrew the five 6.0 mm phillips head screws from the board containing the audio jack and directional pad.

  7. Unscrew the three 6.5 mm phillips head screws holding down the speaker to the right of the audio jack. Remove the board and speaker from the device. Remove the board and speaker from the device.
    • Unscrew the three 6.5 mm phillips head screws holding down the speaker to the right of the audio jack.

    • Remove the board and speaker from the device.

Conclusion

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

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Where can I purchase a replacement audio board /speaker for the LeapPad3?

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