Introduction

This guide will help you disconnect and replace the rear panel connectors of the speaker.

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  • Use a spudger or your fingers to pry off and remove the rubber pad on the bottom of the speaker.

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Image 1/3: Use a spudger to break the remaining adhesive holding the grille to the speaker body. Image 2/3: Be sure you don't bend the grille; it is not free from the speaker yet. Image 3/3: Be sure you don't bend the grille; it is not free from the speaker yet.
  • Remove the five 10mm screws with a TR 10 screwdriver.

  • Use a spudger to break the remaining adhesive holding the grille to the speaker body.

  • Be sure you don't bend the grille; it is not free from the speaker yet.

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  • Flip speaker around and use a plastic opening tool to remove the top panel from the speaker.

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Image 1/3: Use a TR 10 screwdriver to remove the five 10mm screws on the top of the speaker. Image 2/3: Use a TR 10 screwdriver to remove the five 10mm screws on the top of the speaker. Image 3/3: Use a TR 10 screwdriver to remove the five 10mm screws on the top of the speaker.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the foam and uncover four more screws.

  • Use a TR 10 screwdriver to remove the five 10mm screws on the top of the speaker.

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Image 1/2: Be careful not to tear or stress the cable that provides power to the power LED. Image 2/2: Be careful not to tear or stress the cable that provides power to the power LED.
  • Carefully remove the top cover.

  • Be careful not to tear or stress the cable that provides power to the power LED.

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Image 1/2: Do not attempt to remove the grille just yet. Image 2/2: Do not attempt to remove the grille just yet.
  • Use a TR 10 screwdriver to remove two of the 10mm screws that secure the speaker grille.

  • Do not attempt to remove the grille just yet.

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Image 1/3: The clips on the display panel are quite fragile. Pry up both edges of the display before attempting removal. Image 2/3: Use a TR 10 screwdriver to remove the four final 10mm screws securing the speaker grille. Image 3/3: Use a TR 10 screwdriver to remove the four final 10mm screws securing the speaker grille.
  • With the top panel removed, use a spudger to remove the display panel.

  • The clips on the display panel are quite fragile. Pry up both edges of the display before attempting removal.

  • Use a TR 10 screwdriver to remove the four final 10mm screws securing the speaker grille.

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  • Remove the front speaker grille.

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Image 1/3: Remove the eight 10mm screws that surround the speakers. There will be four around each speaker. Image 2/3: Remove the eight 10mm screws that surround the speakers. There will be four around each speaker. Image 3/3: Remove the eight 10mm screws that surround the speakers. There will be four around each speaker.
  • After removing grille, you will see the speakers.

  • Remove the eight 10mm screws that surround the speakers. There will be four around each speaker.

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Image 1/2: Be aware of the two wires that are connected to each speaker. Image 2/2: Set each speaker beside the main housing.
  • Carefully lift each speaker from the housing. It may be necessary to break a light adhesive seal.

  • Be aware of the two wires that are connected to each speaker.

  • Set each speaker beside the main housing.

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Image 1/3: The front speakers can now be removed. Image 2/3: The front speakers can now be removed. Image 3/3: The front speakers can now be removed.
  • Carefully but firmly unplug the two wires from each driver.

  • The front speakers can now be removed.

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Image 1/2: Using the TR 10 driver, remove the two 8mm screws. Image 2/2: Using the TR 10 driver, remove the six 12mm screws.
  • Identify the eight screws around the border of the front panel.

  • Using the TR 10 driver, remove the two 8mm screws.

  • Using the TR 10 driver, remove the six 12mm screws.

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  • Use a 5 mm hex driver to extend the TR 10 driver. This allows the driver to access screws with deeper countersinks.

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Image 1/2: Use the extended driver from the previous step to remove the four 12mm TR 10 screws. Image 2/2: Use the extended driver from the previous step to remove the four 12mm TR 10 screws.
  • Identify the remaining four screws in the front panel.

  • Use the extended driver from the previous step to remove the four 12mm TR 10 screws.

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Image 1/2: There are wires that connect the front and back panels. The two sides can be safely folded away from each other and laid flat on the table. Image 2/2: Remove the white sound dampening material from the speaker. Note the location of the material and set aside.
  • Gently pull the front panel away from the back panel.

  • There are wires that connect the front and back panels. The two sides can be safely folded away from each other and laid flat on the table.

  • Remove the white sound dampening material from the speaker. Note the location of the material and set aside.

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Image 1/2: Remove the housing from the rear panel. Image 2/2: Do not stress or tear the cables that connect this part to the logic board.
  • Use a TR 10 driver to remove the two 10mm screws securing the connector housing.

  • Remove the housing from the rear panel.

  • Do not stress or tear the cables that connect this part to the logic board.

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Image 1/2: Gently remove both boards from the housing. Image 2/2: Be aware of the fragile ribbon connector that runs between the boards, as well as the cords that run to the logic board.
  • With the housing free from the speaker, the two daughterboards can be seen in the housing.

  • Gently remove both boards from the housing.

  • Be aware of the fragile ribbon connector that runs between the boards, as well as the cords that run to the logic board.

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Image 1/2: In order to remove the ribbon cable, gently pull the brown retention mechanism away from the connector. The ribbon cable can then be freely removed. Image 2/2: In order to remove the ribbon cable, gently pull the brown retention mechanism away from the connector. The ribbon cable can then be freely removed.
  • Unplug the ribbon cable that connects the daughterboards from the top board. Leave the cable connected to the bottom board.

  • In order to remove the ribbon cable, gently pull the brown retention mechanism away from the connector. The ribbon cable can then be freely removed.

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Image 1/2: Note the correct orientation of this connector for reassembly. Image 2/2: Note the correct orientation of this connector for reassembly.
  • Gently unplug the red power connector from the top daughterboard.

  • Note the correct orientation of this connector for reassembly.

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Image 1/2: There is no retention mechanism on this connector. Image 2/2: There is no retention mechanism on this connector.
  • Gently pull out the large ribbon cable from the bottom logic board. Grasp the cable as close to the connector as possible and pull it straight away from the board.

  • There is no retention mechanism on this connector.

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Conclusion

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

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