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  • Turn the device over. The D-ring will be on the left face of the speaker when viewing the device from this orientation.

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Image 1/2: Remove the D-ring. Image 2/2: Remove the D-ring.
  • Lift the handle on the D-ring and unscrew it.

  • Remove the D-ring.

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Image 1/1: Holding the speaker upright, wedge the metal spudger in between the casing and the speaker. Gently pry open the tabs as they are easily broken.
  • Any repairs made from this point forward will void your device's warranty.

  • Holding the speaker upright, wedge the metal spudger in between the casing and the speaker. Gently pry open the tabs as they are easily broken.

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Image 1/3: Repeat for the bottom of the speaker and pry the casing open with your fingers. Image 2/3: Repeat for the bottom of the speaker and pry the casing open with your fingers. Image 3/3: Repeat for the bottom of the speaker and pry the casing open with your fingers.
  • Find the part of the casing that covers the volume controls. Wedge the metal spudger under this and pry open all of the tabs as in the previous step.

  • Repeat for the bottom of the speaker and pry the casing open with your fingers.

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Image 1/2: Do the same for the two black 7 mm screws. Image 2/2: Do the same for the two black 7 mm screws.
  • Using the Phillips J0 head screwdriver, unscrew the four silver 9 mm screws.

  • Do the same for the two black 7 mm screws.

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Image 1/3: Using a soldering iron, solder the two ends of the green Bluetooth adapter. Image 2/3: You might need another person's help to lift the adapter while you solder it. Image 3/3: You might need another person's help to lift the adapter while you solder it.
  • This next step involves the use of a hot soldering iron. Remember to be careful during this step since it can be easy to burn yourself.

  • Using a soldering iron, solder the two ends of the green Bluetooth adapter.

  • You might need another person's help to lift the adapter while you solder it.

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  • With the Bluetooth adapter soldered off, remove it and your device should now look like this.

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  • With a metal spudger, pry open the tabs on the speaker sleeve along the length of the speaker.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the sleeve off from the bottom of the speaker.

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  • Peel off the sleeve.

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  • Use a Phillips 1 screwdriver to unscrew the eight black 14 mm screws along the length of the casing.

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Image 1/2: Try prying the case open from one of the ends if that is easier. Image 2/2: Try prying the case open from one of the ends if that is easier.
  • With the screws removed, pry open the casing to be able to get to the components inside.

  • Try prying the case open from one of the ends if that is easier.

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  • With a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew two 5.6 mm screws from the rectangular shaped circuit board.

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  • With the Phillips #2 screwdriver, unscrew the 9.9 mm screw from the larger circuit board surrounding the speaker.

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  • Once all of the screws are gone, you should be able to remove the circuit boards and find the battery.

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  • Remove the battery by pulling it from the terminal as marked in the picture.

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Conclusion

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

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What battery is required?

Harrison Leavey - Reply

You've got to be joking - so you spend £100 on a speaker and then need a degree in electrical engineering to replace the battery - what a load of s***e

Kevin Reitze - Reply

Don't pry open the entire thing. Open the side with the d-ring, there should be 4 screws like in the pic above and access to battery directly under that. There's instructions for changing battery in the box.

Brian Blackford - Reply

Where are those instructions because mine didn't come with any set of instructions other than a quick guide for using it for the first time.

missalandria -

Yeah, what battery is required.

eric bafford - Reply

YouTube has a great video & then i ordered the battery from e-bay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpHjhUjr...

on e-bay

Brand New Panasonic 18650 NCR18650B 3400mah Rechargeable Battery, with Tabs,

Arthur Zobel - Reply

Thats great and all. (Actually really simps to follow instructions!)

Now - where to find the battery??

And hints on where to source a battery?

Jay - Reply

Thanks for those instructions, if using the Panasonic 18650 3400mah battery to replace original, I assume you just cut the three wires, red, black and white attached to connector and resolver to 18650 terminals...

My question is to,which terminal do you attach which wires?

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