Introduction

As with all electronic devices, speakers will eventually stop functioning properly and need replacement. This guide will show the user how to replace the speaker in their device. This guide requires little to no technical knowledge and is easy to complete. Anyone should be able to follow this guide.

  1. Be sure phone is powered off before removing the battery.
    • Be sure phone is powered off before removing the battery.

    • Push the tab located at the bottom of the battery towards the top of the phone.

    • Lift the battery away from the phone.

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  2. Grasp the antenna between two fingers and turn it counterclockwise until it is unscrewed.
    • Grasp the antenna between two fingers and turn it counterclockwise until it is unscrewed.

    • Pull the antenna straight out of the phone.

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    • Pry off the bottom piece using the spudger.

    • There are notches on the edge of this piece that can be used to aid prying.

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    • Remove the sticker overlaying the NEXTEL logo.

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    • Using a Torx T8 screwdriver, remove the two screws exposed after removing the sticker by unscrewing counterclockwise.

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    • Starting from the bottom and working towards the top, use a spudger to pry the back cover off the phone.

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    • Using a Torx T8 screwdriver, remove the two circled screws by unscrewing counterclockwise.

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    • Using a pair of tweezers, firmly grasp the connector at the top of the phone and pull the connector straight away from the phone.

    • Do not pull the connector off by the wire. This could damage or destroy the wire or connector.

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    • Unclip the ribbon cable, located underneath the motherboard, by using the spudger to push up on the dark brown part of the connector located on the circuit board.

    • Do not pull the motherboard too far away from the phone with the ribbon cable still connected. this will damage the cable or the motherboard.

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    • Remove the motherboard by firmly grasping the edges of the circuit board with one hand and the phone with the other and pulling up on the motherboard slightly and then pulling it straight down toward the bottom of the phone.

    • Be sure to pull straight down to disconnect the ribbon cable properly. Pulling in another direction may cause damage to the cable or the motherboard.

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    • Flip the motherboard over 180 degrees.

    • Place a spudger in between the gold plate and the bottom of the circuit board.

    • Carefully use the spudger as a prying tool to lift the circuit board from the motherboard.

    • Be very careful not to insert the spudger too far or to apply too much pressure. It can easily damage the circuit board.

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    • Flip the keypad circuit board over to the other side to access the speaker.

    • Using the spudger, pry the speaker off of the circuit board.

    • The speaker is lightly glued to the circuit board. When prying the speaker off, there will be some resistance.

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Conclusion

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

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