Introduction

This speaker is located behind the motherboard of the device, and is attacked to the back panel of the plastic casing. The phone's ringing comes from this speaker, so if there is no sound when receiving a call, a faulty back speaker may be the cause. Before beginning, please ensure that this is indeed the guide you need to follow. Replacing the back speaker is a difficult task, requiring significant tear down of your device and soldering to complete the replacement. Check our troubleshooting guide to make sure your problem is definitely related to this speaker.

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Flip the handset over to expose the back panel, and slide the panel out to remove.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Carefully remove the two batteries by lifting up from one end.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Remove the two screws behind the battery panel by using a Philips size #00 screwdriver.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: This will require some force, so be careful not to break any of the wires inside of the device.
  • Using a spudger, open the device by starting from the bottom and working your way to the top.

  • This will require some force, so be careful not to break any of the wires inside of the device.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Once the back has been separated from the rest of the device, carefully place it to the side. Be careful not to completely remove it, however, as there are wires connecting the back to the handset.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Using the same screwdriver as before, remove the Philips size #00 screw holding the motherboard in place.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • With the screw removed, the front panel assembly can be separated from the rest of the device.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Detach the piece from the back panel. It should already be separate at this point, but it is important to ensure that it is since we'll be working exclusively with the back in this guide.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • The back speaker is held in with a metal frame. To remove it, push the handles of the frame together with tweezers and lift. The speaker can now be easily taken out.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: For tips on how to solder, use the following guide: [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|Technique: How To Solder and Desolder Connections]

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • You can now remove the speaker from its contact points. This should require minimal effort if you have completed the soldering step properly.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

Jesse Satterwhite

Member since: 02/11/2016

571 Reputation

5 Guides authored

Team

IUPUI, Team 2-2, Baechle Spring 2016 Member of IUPUI, Team 2-2, Baechle Spring 2016

IUPUI-BAECHLE-S16S2G2

5 Members

7 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 2

All Time: 136