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Introduction

Using the speakers at the maximum setting for extended periods of time can damage the speakers, causing distorted and/or below average sound. The reason for dysfunctional speakers is not limited to the aforementioned. Should the speakers not be operating at peak performance or one is not satisfied with the speakers, this guide will help with their removal. The speakers in this laptop come connected as a pair, so remember to take out both when replacing them.

  1. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Speakers Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before opening your laptop, make sure it is powered off.

    • Remove the ten 3.3 mm screws from the base cover using a T5 Torx screwdriver.

  2. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Speakers Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the plastic opening tool between the base cover and the frame to pry open the computer.

    • Slowly go around the entire perimeter of the computer until all edges are loose.

    • Make sure the plastic opening tool doesn't go too far into the device.

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    • Remove the panel and place it in a safe location.

  4. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Speakers Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the six 3.5 mm screws surrounding the battery using a Phillips 00 screwdriver.

  5. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Speakers Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Using either tweezers or your fingers, disconnect the black battery cable by pinching either side of the connector and pulling towards the battery.

  6. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Speakers Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully lift and remove the battery.

  7. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Speakers Replacement, Speakers: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 4 mm screws using the Phillips 00 screwdriver.

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    • Using the plastic opening tool, flip open tab as shown.

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    • Remove the adhesive tape.

    • Flip open the ribbon connecting tab.

    • Carefully lift the ribbon connector from its adhesive.

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    • Remove the speaker and set it on the side.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the cables.

    • Be careful of other cables.

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    • Removing the other speaker by unwinding cables.

    • Lift both speakers carefully.

Conclusion

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

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