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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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

    • - Remove inner plastic gasket on circuit board.

    • - Remove 2nd plastic gasket around outer circuit board edge, under rubber gasket.

    • - Gently pry circuit board up out of recess.

Conclusion

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

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15 Comments

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

Brian Longhurst - Reply

How to ensure it’s waterproof upon reassembly?

mdeblasi - Reply

This is huge overkill. Only the bottom cap and circuit board need to be removed for a battery replacement.

coryjohnson011 - Reply

I agree. The battery is located on the bottom end only.

Jamin Hu -

^ the person who says that you only need to remove the one end-cap to replace the battery is correct. The process outlined in this article is more likely to damage all the fabric and other end-cap than just opening one end and gently prying it back until you can slide out the battery. FYI, the pull tab on my battery broke right off, and I had to pull it out with pliers.

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