1. Remove the speaker screens by working them loose with a plastic opening tool. You may need to first loosen them with the iFixit tweasers or a craft knife.
    • Remove the speaker screens by working them loose with a plastic opening tool. You may need to first loosen them with the iFixit tweasers or a craft knife.

    • These screens are held in place by glue that is hard to remove. Please take your time to ensure that that this step is done correctly.

    I little bit of heat goes a long way when taking off the speaker screens.

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  2. Remove the screws from both of the spots that were covered.
    • Remove the screws from both of the spots that were covered.

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    • DO NOT USE A METAL TOOL FOR THIS.

    • Go all around the casing, prying the screen away from the backing with the spudger.

    • It will make a popping sound each time one of the lock tabs is disconnected.

    • Take your time as you move all around the device when prying the backing off.

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    • Pull off the plastic that is covering the battery cable.

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    • Using either the plastic opening tool or your fingers, gently pull on both sides of the plug to release it.

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    • Remove the battery by grabbing the tab shown and pulling up.

    • The battery is held to the device by adhesive. Pull the battery up from the tab and it will lift out with a bit of effort.

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    • The speakers are connected to the tablet by glue and require a lot of prying to remove.

    • Make sure to get all the way under the speakers when prying.

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    • This step is not necessary if you aren't replacing the speakers.

    • To the remove the wires heat the solder connecting the wires to the board, and gently pull on the wires.

    • Remember the placement of the red and black wires.

    • Connect new speakers by soldering the wires onto the board.

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Conclusion

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

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