Remove speaker screens by working them lose with a plastic opening tool. You may need to first losen them with iFixit tweasers or a craft knife.
  • Remove speaker screens by working them lose with a plastic opening tool. You may need to first losen them with iFixit tweasers or a craft knife.

  • These screens are held in place by glue and are hard to remove. Take your time.

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Remove the 3.14" Philips screws from both spots that were covered.
  • Remove the 3.14" Philips screws from both spots that were covered.

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

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

  • DO NOT USE A METAL TOOL FOR THIS.

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

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

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Gently pull on both sides of the plug to release it with either a plastic opening tool or your fingers. Gently pull on both sides of the plug to release it with either a plastic opening tool or your fingers.
  • Gently pull on both sides of the plug to release it with either a plastic opening tool or your fingers.

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

  • The battery is held to the device by a bit of adhesive. Just pull the battery up from the tab and it will lift out with a bit 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. Make sure to get all the way under the speakers when prying.
  • 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.
  • 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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