Turn the device over. The D-ring will be on the left face of the speaker when viewing the device from this orientation.
  • 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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Lift the handle on the D-ring and unscrew it. Remove the D-ring.
  • Lift the handle on the D-ring and unscrew it.

  • Remove the D-ring.

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Any repairs made from this point forward will void your device's warranty.
  • 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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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. 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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Using the Phillips J0 head screwdriver, unscrew the four silver 9 mm screws. 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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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the sleeve off from the bottom of the speaker.

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

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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.
  • 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. With a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew two 5.6 mm screws from the rectangular shaped circuit board.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Remove the battery by pulling it from the terminal as marked in the picture.
  • Remove the battery by pulling it from the terminal as marked in the picture.

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

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

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Finally, remove the motherboard completely by pulling it from the terminal as marked in the picture. Finally, remove the motherboard completely by pulling it from the terminal as marked in the picture.
  • Finally, remove the motherboard completely 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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Is there anywhere I can buy the motherboard to replace my UE Boom board fried by lightning?

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