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 1/2: Pull upwards and dislodge the connector. Image 2/2: Pull upwards and dislodge the connector.
  • Firmly grasp the power connector, which is the plastic rectangular piece with the white and black wires connected to it.

  • Pull upwards and dislodge the connector.

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Image 1/1: Using your wire strippers, remove about  1/4 " of the plastic tubing surrounding the end of your exposed wire, careful to not damage the wires.
  • Using the scissors on your wire strippers, cut the connecting wires.

  • Using your wire strippers, remove about 1/4 " of the plastic tubing surrounding the end of your exposed wire, careful to not damage the wires.

  • Using a wire-nut or electrician's tape, connect the wires of the replacement power connector to your exposed wires. Connect white wire to white, and black to black.

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Conclusion

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

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