Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

  1. 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.

  2. Remove the five 10mm screws with a TR 10 screwdriver.
    • 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.

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

    • Carefully remove the top cover.

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Remove the front speaker grille.

    • After removing grille, you will see the speakers.

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

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

    • The front speakers can now be removed.

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • Remove the rear speaker.

Conclusion

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

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