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.

Image 1/1: Remove the 3 AAA batteries.
  • Remove the back cover by sliding it off.

  • Remove the 3 AAA batteries.

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Image 1/3: NOTE: A larger screwdriver head and more force may be required for damaged screws. Image 2/3: Remove the triangular end piece by pulling it straight off. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Pry off the back battery panel with the plastic opening tool. Image 2/2: NOTE: Be careful to avoid tearing any wires.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Slowly pull the circuit board out of the device
  • 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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Image 1/2: Remove the speaker plugs from the circuit board by pulling out the plugs. They are located on opposite sides of the circuit board. Image 2/2: 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.
  • 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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Image 1/2: NOTE: The capacitor will be a cylindrical object protruding vertically near the center of the circuit board. Image 2/2: Slide the prongs of the replacement capacitor into the two holes of the circuit board where the original capacitor was removed from.
  • 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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