Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the speaker in the rear panel

Image 1/1: '''Failure to remove the battery prior to disassembly can result in harm.'''
  • Push the gray tab down, using a spudger if necessary, and the battery will come out.

  • Failure to remove the battery prior to disassembly can result in harm.

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Image 1/3: As per picture one: there is one 4.9 mm Philips head screw on the left side of the camera. Image 2/3: As per picture two: on the bottom of the camera, there are three 3.4 mm Philips head screws; these are located on the darker area of the case. Image 3/3: As per picture three: there are two 5.3 mm Philips head screws on the right side, one is beneath the USB cover.
  • There are a total of six screws that must be removed using the the #000 Philips screwdriver.

  • As per picture one: there is one 4.9 mm Philips head screw on the left side of the camera.

  • As per picture two: on the bottom of the camera, there are three 3.4 mm Philips head screws; these are located on the darker area of the case.

  • As per picture three: there are two 5.3 mm Philips head screws on the right side, one is beneath the USB cover.

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Image 1/1: '''Pull the case apart gently so that the ribbon connector will not tear.'''
  • Open the case by peeling off the back panel.

  • Pull the case apart gently so that the ribbon connector will not tear.

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Image 1/2: Avoid using metal pry tools, as shown in the photo, on internal electronic components, as it can cause a short and damage the device. Use an ESD-safe tool such as a standard nylon spudger. Image 2/2: To disconnect a ribbon cable, use a spudger to lift the black tab then pull the ribbon out.  This works the same for all ribbon cables.
  • Disconnect the two ribbon cables as shown in picture one.

  • Avoid using metal pry tools, as shown in the photo, on internal electronic components, as it can cause a short and damage the device. Use an ESD-safe tool such as a standard nylon spudger.

  • To disconnect a ribbon cable, use a spudger to lift the black tab then pull the ribbon out. This works the same for all ribbon cables.

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  • The back panel has now been removed.

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Image 1/3: As per picture two: peel back the Copper strip. Image 2/3: As per picture three: peel back the blue tape. Image 3/3: As per picture three: peel back the blue tape.
  • As per picture one: peel back the black strip.

  • As per picture two: peel back the Copper strip.

  • As per picture three: peel back the blue tape.

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Image 1/2: Remove the three 3.4 mm screws on the silver panel. Image 2/2: Now remove the 4.3 mm screw located on the green board.
  • There are four screws that need to be removed using the #000 Philips screwdriver.

  • Remove the three 3.4 mm screws on the silver panel.

  • Now remove the 4.3 mm screw located on the green board.

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  • Lift out and remove the metal plating over the LCD screen.

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Image 1/2: Avoid using metal pry tools, as shown in the photo, on internal electronic components, as it can cause a short and damage the device. Use an ESD-safe tool such as a standard nylon spudger. Image 2/2: Using tweezers, lift the ribbon cable from the brown lock tab.
  • Use a spudger to lift the brown lock tab.

    • Avoid using metal pry tools, as shown in the photo, on internal electronic components, as it can cause a short and damage the device. Use an ESD-safe tool such as a standard nylon spudger.

  • Using tweezers, lift the ribbon cable from the brown lock tab.

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  • Lift out the LCD Screen.

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Image 1/2: Avoid using metal pry tools, as shown in the photo, on internal electronic components, as it can cause a short and damage the device. Use an ESD-safe tool such as a standard nylon spudger. Image 2/2: Gently pull out the ribbon cable.
  • Using a spudger lift up the black retainer tab.

    • Avoid using metal pry tools, as shown in the photo, on internal electronic components, as it can cause a short and damage the device. Use an ESD-safe tool such as a standard nylon spudger.

  • Gently pull out the ribbon cable.

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Image 1/2: Pull these three back at the same time. Image 2/2: Pull these three back at the same time.
  • Using your fingers, grab the copper grounding strip and blue and black tape.

  • Pull these three back at the same time.

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Image 1/2: Using a #000 Phillips screwdriver remove the 4.3 mm screw as shown in picture two as well as the clear plastic sheet. Image 2/2: Using a #000 Phillips screwdriver remove the 4.3 mm screw as shown in picture two as well as the clear plastic sheet.
  • Using a #000 Phillips screwdriver remove the four 3.7 mm screws holding the board.

  • Using a #000 Phillips screwdriver remove the 4.3 mm screw as shown in picture two as well as the clear plastic sheet.

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  • Gently lift out the board being careful of the wires in the center

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  • With your fingers twist and move the speaker to the other side of the board.

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Image 1/1: '''The new speaker must be attached with the wire colors in the same orientation.'''
  • Using a soldering iron and soldering wick desolder the two wires connecting the speaker

  • The new speaker must be attached with the wire colors in the same orientation.

  • Solder in the new speaker. Be sure to match the wire color to the original wire placement.

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Conclusion

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

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