Introduction

Motherboard is one of the key components of this device. If the speaker does not work well, it is quite possible that the motherboard does not function properly. It is not easy to remove the motherboard, so one should work carefully and keep attentive during this process.

Image 1/1: Pull the suction cup from its groove in the back of the apeaker. Twist and turn the suction cup as needed to remove it.
  • Power off the speaker before beginning disassembly.

  • Pull the suction cup from its groove in the back of the apeaker. Twist and turn the suction cup as needed to remove it.

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Image 1/1: Remove the back panel.
  • Remove the four 8.5 mm screws from the back panel of the speaker.

  • Remove the back panel.

  • Pull the back panel away carefully. The battery and speaker are both wired directly to the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew all the screws that hold the cover to the slot. Image 2/2: Three Phillips 8.5mm Screws
  • Remove the plastic cover in front of the battery slot.

    • Unscrew all the screws that hold the cover to the slot.

      • Three Phillips 8.5mm Screws

    • Separate the battery from the back panel as shown in photograph 3.

      • Caution: manipulation of the device while the battery is still connected to the motherboard may result in electric shock.

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Image 1/1: Use a soldering pen to remove the solder connecting the battery wires to the motherboard.
  • Remove the battery from the motherboard.

    • Use a soldering pen to remove the solder connecting the battery wires to the motherboard.

  • Click here to access the iFixit Soldering Guide. This will provide a safe and instructive manual on the usage of soldering pens.

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  • Carefully pull the front panel apart from the device.

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Image 1/1: Some force may be necessary to remove the plastic clips.
  • Detach the plastic speaker connections from the motherboard using a large, blue plastic opening tool.

    • Some force may be necessary to remove the plastic clips.

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Image 1/2: Two Phillips 8.5mm Screws Image 2/2: The second photograph displays a properly removed speaker.
  • After the speaker and the front panel are detached, remove the cover that holds the speaker to the front panel.

    • Two Phillips 8.5mm Screws

  • The second photograph displays a properly removed speaker.

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Image 1/1: Three - Phillips 8.5mm Screws
  • On the side of the motherboard facing the back panel, remove the screws that attach the motherboard to the device.

    • Three - Phillips 8.5mm Screws

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  • Peel the rubber perimeter to free a portion of the edge of the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Hands may be used as necessary to free the motherboard from the rubber perimeter. Image 2/2: The second photograph displays a properly removed motherboard.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove motherboard from device.

  • Hands may be used as necessary to free the motherboard from the rubber perimeter.

  • The second photograph displays a properly removed motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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