Introduction

The capacitor is the cylindrical shaped protruding object located on the circuit board. This guide will detail the instructions on how to replace the capacitor.

Remove the back cover by sliding it off.
  • Remove the back cover by sliding it off.

  • Remove the 3 AAA batteries.

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Unscrew the nine exterior screws on the back panel using a PH0-size Philips-head screwdriver. NOTE: A larger screwdriver head and more force may be required for damaged screws. Remove the triangular end piece by pulling it straight off.
  • Unscrew the nine exterior screws on the back panel using a PH0-size Philips-head screwdriver.

    • NOTE: A larger screwdriver head and more force may be required for damaged screws.

  • Remove the triangular end piece by pulling it straight off.

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Remove the colored grill by sliding it off in the direction of the removed end piece. Pry off the back battery panel with the plastic opening tool.
  • Remove the colored grill by sliding it off in the direction of the removed end piece.

  • Pry off the back battery panel with the plastic opening tool.

    • NOTE: Be careful to avoid tearing any wires.

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Remove the two screws on opposite ends of the circuit board with the PH0 size philips head screw driver.
  • Remove the two screws on opposite ends of the circuit board with the PH0 size philips head screw driver.

  • Slowly pull the circuit board out of the device

  • NOTE: Be careful not to damage any of the wires protruding from the back of the circuit board.

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Flip the device and remove the battery plug from the circuit board by pulling out the plugs to fully remove back panel. Remove the speaker plugs from the circuit board by pulling out the plugs. They are located on opposite sides of the circuit board.
  • Flip the device and remove the battery plug from the circuit board by pulling out the plugs to fully remove back panel.

  • Remove the speaker plugs from the circuit board by pulling out the plugs. They are located on opposite sides of the circuit board.

    • NOTE: When reassembling, note that the speaker with the red wire goes to the red plug, and the speaker with the white wire goes to the adjacent white plug.

  • Remove the light plug from the circuit board.

    • NOTE: This plug is twice as wide as the speaker and battery plugs.

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Locate the capacitor and carefully slide it out of the circuit board. NOTE: The capacitor will be a cylindrical object protruding vertically near the center of the circuit board.
  • Locate the capacitor and carefully slide it out of the circuit board.

    • NOTE: The capacitor will be a cylindrical object protruding vertically near the center of the circuit board.

  • Slide the prongs of the replacement capacitor into the two holes of the circuit board where the original capacitor was removed from.

  • Reassemble the speaker.

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Conclusion

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

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