Introduction

Make sure your Zeppelin is configured and works via AirPlay. After removing the dock arm, your Zeppelin will no longer have the status indicator light.

Removing the dock arm might void your warranty.

  1. Place the Zeppelin upside down. You can use the included packaging parts for this.
    • Place the Zeppelin upside down. You can use the included packaging parts for this.

  2. Remove the rubber on the bottom. Slowly pull it up from one side. It's attached with glue.
    • Remove the rubber on the bottom. Slowly pull it up from one side. It's attached with glue.

    • Remove the six screws that attach the dock arm to the Zeppelin.

    • Lift up the dock arm.

    • Unplug the frontmost connector.

    • You might have to use a knife or the flat end of a spudge to push the tab.

    • Unplug the other connector. I just pulled until it unplugged.

    • Remove the dock arm.

    • Find something to cover up the hole. This prevents the glue from sticking to internal parts. I used the cover of a plastic ice box.

    • Replace the screws. (Or store them somewhere safe.)

    • Use tape to close the hole that was once covered by the dock arm. This prevents dust from getting into your Zeppelin. (Black tape might work better, although you almost won't see the tape at all.)

    • Attach the rubber bottom again. Use the screw holes (for the wall mount) for perfect alignment.

    • Make sure the glue attaches to the tape. Otherwise dust might get through the gap.

    • Enjoy your now even better Zeppelin, and store the dock arm somewhere safe!

Finish Line

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Some Guy

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Caution Loud volume is distorted. I tried this with hard plastic and when bass notes were at 1/2 or louder volume there was a loud rattling sound. Tried again with a cut up black sock taped and cut in place, still distorted but barely at normal volumes. Good thing nothing is permanent as going back it sounds fine. Test a song with punchy bass loud before and after, I used Too Late by Ariane Moffatt and Counting by Autre Ne Veut. I wouldn't have noticed with the black fabric if I wouldn't have been listening for it. Probably not meant to be a semi-open speaker. B&W could have saved me some time and stated the reason why, not just the 'void warranty' I read everywhere that has ended anyway.

stoicalken - Reply

Any one have a docking arm assem. they want to sell. I'll pay good money for a working one. Mine got damaged. i12gocruzin2@yahoo.com Tim

i12gocruzin2 - Reply

As an appendix to this, you can also pull the dock arm apart, remove the wires, remove the dock connector and retain the led wire, put the LED wire inside the base, cut the dock arm at the base and then screw it back together. Fill in the cable holes with hot glue, and then reattach the base and you get a dock-less zeppelin with a glowing hole in the base with the ability to blast it at full volume with no distortion!

15 mins with a screwdriver and a hot glue gun and a hobby saw.

Jarrah Nelson - Reply

Jarrah Nelson, Can you send me pic of the result? or possibly of the process? I just saw Zeppelin Wireless and love it w/o Docking arm which I don't use.

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thanks

Nick name -

Hey guys,

I'll just leave this here:

http://i.imgur.com/9kSGZJ9.jpg

Cheers!

Eric - Reply

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