Introduction

The two way radio speaker is responsible for broadcasting the signal received, making it a very important part. Follow the steps below to properly replace the speaker of the radio.

Remove the back battery cover by pressing the tab to the left, and lifting.
  • Remove the back battery cover by pressing the tab to the left, and lifting.

    • A small screwdriver can aid this process.

Remove the batteries currently in the radio.
  • Remove the batteries currently in the radio.

    • When you're ready to add new batteries, place Ni-MH or AAA replacement batteries in the specified slots.

    • The orientation of the batteries is specified in the battery compartment.

Turn the Volume knob to the off position.
  • Turn the Volume knob to the off position.

Firmly grasp and pull back on the volume knob. The knob should come off smoothly. This may require some twisting and force.
  • Firmly grasp and pull back on the volume knob. The knob should come off smoothly.

    • This may require some twisting and force.

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Remove the four 3 millimeter T6 Torx screws from the front of the radio.
  • Remove the four 3 millimeter T6 Torx screws from the front of the radio.

Remove the four 3 millimeter T8 Torx screws from the back of the radio. Remove the four 3 millimeter T8 Torx screws from the back of the radio.
  • Remove the four 3 millimeter T8 Torx screws from the back of the radio.

Gently open the backplate of the radio. Use a flathead screwdriver to slowly pry apart the two sides. Be careful, as the antenna is still attached. Pulling the two sides apart too quickly could break the antenna. Be careful, as the antenna is still attached. Pulling the two sides apart too quickly could break the antenna.
  • Gently open the backplate of the radio. Use a flathead screwdriver to slowly pry apart the two sides.

    • Be careful, as the antenna is still attached. Pulling the two sides apart too quickly could break the antenna.

Gently pull the circuit board away from the front faceplate. Be careful not to tug the wire connecting the circuit board to the speaker, as it is still attached to the faceplate.
  • Gently pull the circuit board away from the front faceplate.

    • Be careful not to tug the wire connecting the circuit board to the speaker, as it is still attached to the faceplate.

    • Do not touch the the button contacts on the circuit board (the button contacts are shown in the red box of the second picture). This can cause long-term damage to the radio unless you properly clean them (see Repairing Motorola TALKABOUT FV700 Two Way Radio Button Contacts Guide).

To remove the speaker from the faceplate, insert a paperclip through the front faceplate and push. The speaker is glued to the front faceplate, so it may take some force to remove the speaker. The speaker is glued to the front faceplate, so it may take some force to remove the speaker.
  • To remove the speaker from the faceplate, insert a paperclip through the front faceplate and push.

  • The speaker is glued to the front faceplate, so it may take some force to remove the speaker.

Now the circuit board can be removed from the back faceplate. To do this, grip the back faceplate in one hand and the antenna in the other. Pull and twist the antenna away from the back faceplate. The circuit board should be removed with the antenna, as they are attached. To do this, grip the back faceplate in one hand and the antenna in the other. Pull and twist the antenna away from the back faceplate. The circuit board should be removed with the antenna, as they are attached.
  • Now the circuit board can be removed from the back faceplate.

  • To do this, grip the back faceplate in one hand and the antenna in the other. Pull and twist the antenna away from the back faceplate. The circuit board should be removed with the antenna, as they are attached.

Observe the orientation of the speaker as it is removed, so that the new speaker can be installed to face the same way as the old one that you are removing.
  • Observe the orientation of the speaker as it is removed, so that the new speaker can be installed to face the same way as the old one that you are removing.

  • You should end up with just the circuit board and speaker, as seen in the picture.

Remove the wires connecting the speaker to the circuit board with a soldering iron.
  • Remove the wires connecting the speaker to the circuit board with a soldering iron.

  • The new speaker wires can then be connected to the circuitboard with a soldering iron.

    • Be careful when working with a soldering iron, as it can easily cause burns.

    • Make sure the new speaker is connected in the same orientation as the old speaker.

Conclusion

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

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thank you very much!!!!!!!!

deskjet27 - Reply

What glue is used to reattach speaker to front housing?

Jason Schlager - Reply

Speaker model#?...?

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