Introduction

This guide will provide you instructions for the removal of the subwoofer (rear speaker) from the speaker.

Parts

No parts required.

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

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

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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. 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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Carefully remove the top cover. 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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.
  • Remove the front speaker grille.

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After removing grille, you will see the speakers. Remove the eight 10mm screws that surround the speakers. There will be four around each speaker. 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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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.
  • 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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Carefully but firmly unplug the two wires from each driver. The front speakers can now be removed. 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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Identify the eight screws around the border of the front panel. Using the TR 10 driver, remove the two 8mm 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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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Remove the four 10mm screws that secure the rear speaker with a TR 10 driver. Remove the rear speaker from the housing.
  • Remove the four 10mm screws that secure the rear speaker with a TR 10 driver.

  • Remove the rear speaker from the housing.

  • Be careful to not stress or damage the two wires that are connected to the driver.

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Carefully but firmly unplug the two wires from the driver.
  • Carefully but firmly unplug the two wires from the driver.

  • Remove the rear speaker.

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Conclusion

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

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