Image 1/1: Flip the iHome so the speakers are laying on a flat surface, and you have the concealed battery areas facing you.
  • Remove any iPod or apple music device connected to the iHome and unplug from any power source.

  • Flip the iHome so the speakers are laying on a flat surface, and you have the concealed battery areas facing you.

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Image 1/3: Remove the plastic slide from its location and set it aside. Image 2/3: These plastic slides are not interchangeable, so make sure each goes back to its original location in reassembly. Image 3/3: Remove all 4 AA batteries by placing your fingernail at one end of the battery and applying force upwards until the battery is freed from its holder.
  • Using your fingers, press down firmly on the plastic slide and push in the direction of the arrows shown above the word "Open" on the plastic.

  • Remove the plastic slide from its location and set it aside.

  • These plastic slides are not interchangeable, so make sure each goes back to its original location in reassembly.

  • Remove all 4 AA batteries by placing your fingernail at one end of the battery and applying force upwards until the battery is freed from its holder.

  • Set the batteries aside, careful to not get them wet.

  • Insert your fingernail or a prying tool under the notch of the plastic slide that is protecting the watch battery.

  • Apply force in the direction of the arrow shown above the word "Open" on the plastic. The plastic piece covering the watch battery should come loose.

  • Set this plastic covering aside as well.

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Image 1/1: Eight 10 mm Phillips #0
  • Remove the following screws:

    • Eight 10 mm Phillips #0

  • Cataloging each screw by size in plastic bags or separate places on a flat surface will make them easier to find when reassembling.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to pry too hard. Cracking the plastic connections could make reassembly harder.
  • Use your fingers or a plastic opening tool to carefully pry apart the plastic connections still connecting the base to the top.

  • Be careful not to pry too hard. Cracking the plastic connections could make reassembly harder.

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Image 1/1: You should have visible access to most of the components inside the iHome now.
  • Slowly lift the plastic base towards you and lay it on the flat surface. The base should still be connected to the rest of the iHome by a few wires.

  • You should have visible access to most of the components inside the iHome now.

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Image 1/1:
  • Remove the two 10 mm Phillips #0 screws attaching the circuit board to the case.

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Image 1/1: Retrieve your replacement board, making sure to align it the same way as your defective board was previously aligned.
  • Desolder each of the sets of grey wires as close as you can to the circuit board.

  • Retrieve your replacement board, making sure to align it the same way as your defective board was previously aligned.

  • Solder the ends of the grey wires to the same locations on the replacement motherboard as you had them on your original board. (Not pictured in this guide.)

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Conclusion

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

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