Introduction

In this guide we will explain the steps necessary to safely remove and replace the OnHub speaker.

  1. Make sure the device is unplugged before proceeding with the disassembly.
    • Make sure the device is unplugged before proceeding with the disassembly.

    • While holding the base firmly using the palm of one hand, remove the cowl (cover) by turning the cowl counterclockwise until a snap is heard. Once disengaged, pull upwards.

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  2. Place the plastic opening tool under the speaker grille, and just above the light ring.
    • Place the plastic opening tool under the speaker grille, and just above the light ring.

    • Move the plastic opening tool around the groove while applying upward force to pry loose the 4 clips holding the grille in place.

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    • Using a metal spudger, carefully remove the congestion-sensor antenna by undoing the two clips.

    • There is a delicate wire connection to the antenna that is easily broken if not careful.

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    • Remove the wire connection to the antenna by soldering it off.

    • For help with soldering and de-soldering check out the iFixit Soldering Guide

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    • You must remove the plastic cover found just above the speaker.

    • Wedge the plastic opening tool under the cover and apply pressure in an upward direction.

    • There are four clips that you are removing. When disengaged, these clips will make a snapping noise.

    • Though the snapping noise is normal, take care not to break these clips.

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    • Upon removing the cover, four screws and the speaker housing will be exposed.

    • Unscrew the four 12mm screws using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver.

    • This unlocks the speaker housing and antenna array from the casing.

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    • On the bottom of the OnHub is two screws holding the casing to the base.

    • To access these screws, you must remove the rubber pad that is glued to the base.

    • To remove the pad, slide a metal spudger under the edge of the pad. Pry the pad away from the base, removing the glue.

    • Once the pad is pulled up enough to grab, peel it the rest of the way exposing the screws.

    • The rubber pad is thin and fragile; be careful not to tear when removing.

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    • Remove the two 12mm screws under the base of the OnHub by using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver.

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    • Once the two screws are removed from the base, it is time to split the casing apart.

    • It is okay if a couple clips break. It will still hold together with a few remaining.

    • Wedge a spudger between the two casing halves, and pry the clips apart starting from the top

    • There are three hooking style clips in total.

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    • Once unclipped, you can slide the two casing halves apart, and remove the casing.

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    • Underneath the speaker is an intertwined black and white wire.

    • Disconnect the wire from its connection to the motherboard.

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    • The speaker should now easily come off with a firm grip on the OnHub device and pull.

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Conclusion

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

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