Use a metal spudger to pry open the power button cover. Once the power button cover is slightly opened, use your fingers to remove the power button cover.
  • Use a metal spudger to pry open the power button cover.

  • Once the power button cover is slightly opened, use your fingers to remove the power button cover.

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Press firmly  on the end of the latch and pull the two-wire connector away from the base to separate. Press firmly  on the end of the latch and pull the two-wire connector away from the base to separate. Press firmly  on the end of the latch and pull the two-wire connector away from the base to separate.
  • Press firmly on the end of the latch and pull the two-wire connector away from the base to separate.

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Firmly press on the end of the latch and pull the four-wire connector away from the base to separate. Firmly press on the end of the latch and pull the four-wire connector away from the base to separate. Firmly press on the end of the latch and pull the four-wire connector away from the base to separate.
  • Firmly press on the end of the latch and pull the four-wire connector away from the base to separate.

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Lightly, pry up on each side of the black band connector lock using your fingertips. Once unlocked, pull straight up on the connector to remove. Once unlocked, pull straight up on the connector to remove.
  • Lightly, pry up on each side of the black band connector lock using your fingertips.

  • Once unlocked, pull straight up on the connector to remove.

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Remove the five black 14mm Phillips #2 screws from the black plastic side panel. Remove the one silver 16mm Phillips #2 screws from the black plastic side panel.
  • Remove the five black 14mm Phillips #2 screws from the black plastic side panel.

  • Remove the one silver 16mm Phillips #2 screws from the black plastic side panel.

  • Remove the black plastic screw panel from the boombox.

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On the opposite side of the device, pry open the volume rocker with a metal spudger. Remove the panel with your fingers once the volume rocker is slightly opened.
  • On the opposite side of the device, pry open the volume rocker with a metal spudger.

  • Remove the panel with your fingers once the volume rocker is slightly opened.

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Remove the five black 14mm Phillips #2 screws from the black plastic side panel. Remove the one silver16 mm Phillips #2 screw from the black plastic side panel. Once all screws are removed, take the screw panel out of the device to gain access to the back of the panel.
  • Remove the five black 14mm Phillips #2 screws from the black plastic side panel.

  • Remove the one silver16 mm Phillips #2 screw from the black plastic side panel.

  • Once all screws are removed, take the screw panel out of the device to gain access to the back of the panel.

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Firmly press on the end of the latch and pull the two-wire connector away from the base. Firmly press on the end of the latch and pull the two-wire connector away from the base.
  • Firmly press on the end of the latch and pull the two-wire connector away from the base.

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Pull up on the aluminum boombox handle to remove. Pull up on the aluminum boombox handle to remove.
  • Pull up on the aluminum boombox handle to remove.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Use a metal spudger to pry the rubber base apart from the aluminum grille. Use a metal spudger to pry the rubber base apart from the aluminum grille.
  • Use a metal spudger to pry the rubber base apart from the aluminum grille.

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Pull the rubber base away from the boombox. Pull the rubber base away from the boombox.
  • Pull the rubber base away from the boombox.

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Remove the four black 7.5mm Phillips #2 screws on each side of the device.
  • Remove the four black 7.5mm Phillips #2 screws on each side of the device.

  • There should be a total of eight screws removed in this step.

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Pull vertically on the speaker grille to remove it from the boombox. Pull vertically on the speaker grille to remove it from the boombox. Pull vertically on the speaker grille to remove it from the boombox.
  • Pull vertically on the speaker grille to remove it from the boombox.

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Remove the fifteen 13.0 mm screws with a #0 Phillips from the side of the device containing two speakers. Separate the two halves by gently pulling them apart. The screws at this step are embedded deep within the device so make sure your screw driver is long.
  • Remove the fifteen 13.0 mm screws with a #0 Phillips from the side of the device containing two speakers.

  • Separate the two halves by gently pulling them apart.

  • The screws at this step are embedded deep within the device so make sure your screw driver is long.

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Locate the speaker adjacent to the motherboard.
  • Locate the speaker adjacent to the motherboard.

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Desolder all four wires connecting the speaker. One red and one black wire are located on each side of speaker. Check out the How to Solder and Desolder Connections guide for soldering help.

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Remove the four 7.0 mm screws with a Phillips #2.
  • Remove the four 7.0 mm screws with a Phillips #2.

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Lift the speaker out of the device using your fingers. Lift the speaker out of the device using your fingers.
  • Lift the speaker out of the device using your fingers.

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Pull up on the lock to detach the band connector from the motherboard. Pull up on the lock to detach the band connector from the motherboard. Pull up on the lock to detach the band connector from the motherboard.
  • Pull up on the lock to detach the band connector from the motherboard.

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Remove five 7.0 mm screws on the motherboard with a Phillips #2.
  • Remove five 7.0 mm screws on the motherboard with a Phillips #2.

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Lift the motherboard with your fingers. Flip over to reveal the underside. Motherboard will still be attached to the device.
  • Lift the motherboard with your fingers.

  • Flip over to reveal the underside.

  • Motherboard will still be attached to the device.

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Pull up on the lock of the band connector to detach it from the motherboard. Pull up on the lock of the band connector to detach it from the motherboard. Pull up on the lock of the band connector to detach it from the motherboard.
  • Pull up on the lock of the band connector to detach it from the motherboard.

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Desolder all four wires connecting the speaker. One red and one black wire are located on each side of speaker. One red and one black wire are located on each side of speaker.
  • Desolder all four wires connecting the speaker.

  • One red and one black wire are located on each side of speaker.

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Remove four 7.0 mm screws with a Phillips #2.
  • Remove four 7.0 mm screws with a Phillips #2.

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Lift the speaker out of the device using your fingers. Lift the speaker out of the device using your fingers.
  • Lift the speaker out of the device using your fingers.

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Conclusion

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

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