Introduction

A dead battery can be an inexpensive fix for devices that will not charge, or have a short battery life. This guide will show you how this part can be replaced.

Locate the ends of the speaker. Put a plastic opening tool in-between the rubber end and the mesh. Apply a upward force in order to pry open the end.
  • Locate the ends of the speaker.

  • Put a plastic opening tool in-between the rubber end and the mesh.

  • Apply a upward force in order to pry open the end.

  • Apply this procedure to the other side as well.

  • Will take force.

  • Using metal tools may permanently mar your device.

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Take the Jimmy and pry up the rubber strip that has the volume buttons on it. You will hear clicks as it pries up, don't worry. Remove all the rubber you pried off.
  • Take the Jimmy and pry up the rubber strip that has the volume buttons on it.

  • You will hear clicks as it pries up, don't worry.

  • Remove all the rubber you pried off.

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Use tweezers to lift end of plastic retainer on edge of mesh out of its channel. Work the plastic retainer out of the channel all the way around the speaker.
  • Use tweezers to lift end of plastic retainer on edge of mesh out of its channel.

  • Work the plastic retainer out of the channel all the way around the speaker.

  • Be gentle, it is easy to damage the fabric.

  • Repeat for other side.

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Pull up on the top cover which contains the  auxiliary and USB ports in order to remove it from the base. Pull up on the top cover which contains the  auxiliary and USB ports in order to remove it from the base.
  • Pull up on the top cover which contains the auxiliary and USB ports in order to remove it from the base.

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Pull on white strip to remove battery.
  • Pull on white strip to remove battery.

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Conclusion

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

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There is a way to take it apart without all these steps and a complete tear down.

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