Introduction

If the speakers fail to properly play sound, consider using this guide to replace them.

  1. Turn off and unplug the device before starting replacement.
    • Turn off and unplug the device before starting replacement.

    • Flip the device so that the screen faces down, with the back facing up.

    • The back panel attaches to the device with four 4.0mm long screws, one at each corner, indicated by the red circles in the picture.

    • Unscrew the four screws with a PH000 screwdriver.

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  2. Flip the device over so that the screen faces up, and the back faces down.
    • Flip the device over so that the screen faces up, and the back faces down.

    • Separate the front panel using the Opening Tool on a corner to create an opening.

    • Removing the frame for the first time may take a significant amount of force.

    • Run the tool along the seams of the device to open up all the sides.

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    • Removing the panel too quickly may damage the cable that attaches parts between the two panels.

    • Gently lift the top panel from the bottom panel.

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    • The flexible flat cables (FFC) attach to parts in the bottom panel with zero insertion force (ZIF) connectors.

    • Use the Opening tool to flip up the black retaining flap on the smaller connector.

    • Gently lift the cable, parallel to the panel, to detach it.

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    • Use the Opening tool to flip up the black retaining flap on the larger connector.

    • Gently lift the cable, parallel to the panel, to detach it.

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    • The speaker is glued to a plastic compartment along the sides, with the least amount of glue on the side near the wires.

    • Use the tweezers to wedge the speaker out of its compartment, starting from the area near the wires.

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    • Use the tweezers to lift the speakers out of its compartment, including the felt cover attached to the plastic.

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    • The speaker attaches to the motherboard with two wires, one red and one black, above the wires for the battery.

    • Desolder the wires from the motherboard. For detailed information, refer to the Solder and Desolder guide.

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Conclusion

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

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