Introduction

One of the most common complaints about this device is that the speakers malfunction. If this happened to you too, here is how you can replace your broken speaker.

  1. Use the spudger to separate the back plate from the rest of the computer with the screen up like in the picture.
    • Use the spudger to separate the back plate from the rest of the computer with the screen up like in the picture.

    • Once the back plate is loose, close the screen for an easier time properly removing it.

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  2. Using a Phillips Head #1 screwdriver, unscrew the 15 screws on the bottom of the device
    • Using a Phillips Head #1 screwdriver, unscrew the 15 screws on the bottom of the device

    • After all the screws are unscrewed, remove the bottom plate

    • Keep track of all the screws and which slot they came from, as they slightly differ. We recommend this system: lay out on a piece of paper and pretending the paper is the device. Place the screws on the paper approximately where they would go.

    What if I didn't keep track of the screw placement? Right now, all I know is that there are 8 screws slightly shorter than the other 6 (excluding screw under factory seal).

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    • Locate the battery

    • Wedge the spudger underneath the battery, and apply pressure to lift it away from the rest of the device.

    • Gently pull and wiggle the multiple colored wired connector out from the socket.

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    • Locate the hard drive.

    • Using a spudger lift the ribbon cable connector.

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    • Use the tweezers to lift the back tab and pull it back until the ribbon cable disconnects.

    • Wedge the spudger between the hard drive and the device and apply pressure to pry the two apart, and then remove the hard drive.

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    • First locate the speaker(s).

    • Use the tweezers to lift the speaker from its position.

    • Grab the multi-colored wire with the tweezers and gently pull back until the speakers releases from its socket.

    • Applies for both speakers.

    • Keep track of which speaker went where. The connectors for the speakers are unique; you cannot use a speaker that should go on the right side on the left side and vice versa.

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Conclusion

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

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Where do you buy replacement speakers?

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