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Marvel iHome MR-M66 Speaker Assembly Replacement

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    • Remove two of the three screws shown on the bottom of the device.

    • Begin removing the last screw, but leave it partially in the socket to remove the bottom cover easier.

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    • Remove the bottom cover by either pulling on the screw or using a plastic opening tool to pry the cover off.

    • After removing the bottom cover, remove the two screws.

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    • Use a spudger to release the small retaining clip that holds the feet to the bottom of the device.

    • Be careful here, as too much force can break the clip.

    • Remove the two screws from the back of the device.

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    • Using a plastic opening tool and your hand, separate the front and back covers from each other.

    • Starting from the bottom, use the plastic opening tool to create the initial separation and continue along the seam to the top of the device.

    • This step requires the most time and patience, so be careful.

    • The power switch will most likely come loose during this step and you will hear something rattling inside the device.

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    • Remove the two arms from either side of the device once a significant separation has been created.

    • They are not fixed to the body itself so you should be able to wiggle them free.

    • Continue pulling the back cover off the device.

    • Remove the red cover for the on/off switch from the device.

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    • Remove the two screws on the battery cover.

    • Remove the battery cover. The battery should become loose as shown in the picture.

    • Gently lift the battery from the rest of the front assembly to stretch the wires out slightly. Gently let the battery hang from the side of the device.

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    • Remove the two screws keeping the motherboard in place.

    • Gently lift the motherboard from the rest of the front assembly to stretch the wires out slightly.

    • When taking out the motherboard, gently press the top of the LED away from the assembly while pulling upwards on the motherboard. This allows the light to lift out of its protective area while the motherboard is being taken out.

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    • Cut one of the wires with wire cutters about an inch away from where the motherboard connects to the speaker assembly.

    • Repeat with the second wire.

    • Remove the motherboard and battery from the speaker assembly.

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    • Remove the old speaker assembly and place the new speaker assembly in the spot where the old speaker assembly was.

    • Twist the wire sticking out from the assembly with that of the motherboard so that they loop around each other. Add electrical tape around the wire connection.

    • Repeat with the second wire.

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    • Place the motherboard on the new speaker assembly as shown in the picture.

    • Put the LED light into the slot on the bottom of the speaker assembly first, then push the motherboard against the speaker assembly GENTLY so that the plastic tips jutting out from the speaker assembly go through two of the holes in the motherboard and keep it in place.

    • Replace the screws keeping the motherboard in place.

    • Replace the screws on the battery cover to secure the battery.

Conclusion

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

Tyler Jacob

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