Introduction

This guide will aid you in the process of removing the speakers of the device. This is useful in replacing broken speakers

Remove the red rubber case from the device.
  • Remove the red rubber case from the device.

Make sure the screen is facing away from you and the back cover is facing you. Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the 3mm screws counter-clockwise in each corner of the plastic back cover. It will be a total of four screws. The smaller case on the back cover is attached to the main cover so it will not need to be removed.
  • Make sure the screen is facing away from you and the back cover is facing you.

  • Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the 3mm screws counter-clockwise in each corner of the plastic back cover. It will be a total of four screws. The smaller case on the back cover is attached to the main cover so it will not need to be removed.

Using the plastic opening tool, remove the case.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, remove the case.

  • Removing the case will take a bit of effort and force. We recommend using two hands and if possible another person to help. It will require some gusto.

  • It is helpful to pry at the corners first to loosen the case.

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After the back case is loosened, remove it from the device to change or access the battery.
  • After the back case is loosened, remove it from the device to change or access the battery.

Unscrew the circuit board from the motherboard by using a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the 4mm screws in a clockwise rotation. Unscrew the circuit board from the motherboard by using a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the 4mm screws in a clockwise rotation.
  • Unscrew the circuit board from the motherboard by using a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the 4mm screws in a clockwise rotation.

The speakers are attached to the device via wires that are connected to a circuit. Grasp the circuit  connected to the right speaker. Slide the connected wires from the circuit to detach the speakers.
  • The speakers are attached to the device via wires that are connected to a circuit. Grasp the circuit connected to the right speaker.

  • Slide the connected wires from the circuit to detach the speakers.

Lift the circuit board to get better access for removing the speaker. Grasp the speaker with your fingers and lift it from the plastic Grasp the speaker with your fingers and lift it from the plastic
  • Lift the circuit board to get better access for removing the speaker.

  • Grasp the speaker with your fingers and lift it from the plastic

Repeat steps 6 and 7 for the second speaker on the left side. The circuit board should still be loose to remove the speaker.
  • Repeat steps 6 and 7 for the second speaker on the left side.

  • The circuit board should still be loose to remove the speaker.

Conclusion

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

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