Introduction

As speakers get older, and as they experience more wear from being played at high volume, they can eventually blow out.

Instead of throwing away your whole speaker system, it is actually very easy to replace an individual, blown out speaker. Replacement speakers are also very easy to find online, or salvage from other devices.

Lift up the handle to reveal the screws. Use your Phillips #2 screwdriver to remove the eight 1/2 inch screws.
  • Lift up the handle to reveal the screws.

  • Use your Phillips #2 screwdriver to remove the eight 1/2 inch screws.

Flip your device over. Use your Phillips #2 screwdriver to remove the six  3/4inch screws. In removing the screws within the two holes on the back of the device, you may want to use your shaft extension to provide extra torque as they may be very tight.
  • Flip your device over.

  • Use your Phillips #2 screwdriver to remove the six 3/4inch screws.

    • In removing the screws within the two holes on the back of the device, you may want to use your shaft extension to provide extra torque as they may be very tight.

Flip your device back over to access the top of the device. Use your plastic opening tool to pry up and remove the panel on the top, left hand side of the device.
  • Flip your device back over to access the top of the device.

  • Use your plastic opening tool to pry up and remove the panel on the top, left hand side of the device.

    • This will reveal two additional screws.

Use your Phillips #2 screwdriver to remove the two 1/2 inch screws underneath the now-removed panels.
  • Use your Phillips #2 screwdriver to remove the two 1/2 inch screws underneath the now-removed panels.

How do you remove the carrying handle

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Lift off the top, beginning from the back of the device. Take care when lifting the top portion as there are many wires connected to the inside of the device and you do not want to disconnect these just yet.
  • Lift off the top, beginning from the back of the device.

    • Take care when lifting the top portion as there are many wires connected to the inside of the device and you do not want to disconnect these just yet.

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Disconnect the CD drive ribbon cable from the top of the device. Disconnect the CD drive ribbon cable from the top of the device.
  • Disconnect the CD drive ribbon cable from the top of the device.

Disconnect the antenna cables. Disconnect the antenna cables.
  • Disconnect the antenna cables.

Disconnect the remaining cables from the motherboard. Disconnect the remaining cables from the motherboard. Disconnect the remaining cables from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the remaining cables from the motherboard.

Once you have removed the top, we will begin removing the front of the device. Begin by disconnecting the 6 cables that lead from the front of the device to the motherboard.
  • Once you have removed the top, we will begin removing the front of the device.

  • Begin by disconnecting the 6 cables that lead from the front of the device to the motherboard.

Use your Philips #2 screwdriver to remove the two 1 inch screws on the outermost part of the device.
  • Use your Philips #2 screwdriver to remove the two 1 inch screws on the outermost part of the device.

  • Use your Philips #2 screwdriver to remove the two 3/4 inch screws on the outermost part of the device.

  • Use your Philips #2 screwdriver to remove the one 5/6 inch screw on the middle part of the device.

Firmly pull off the front of device. There will be a small amount of black glue. You can simply ignore this, and continue to pull, or use a sharp edge to cut the glue once you've revealed it.
  • Firmly pull off the front of device.

    • There will be a small amount of black glue. You can simply ignore this, and continue to pull, or use a sharp edge to cut the glue once you've revealed it.

This guide will be for  the two speakers seen on the left and right of the image.
  • This guide will be for the two speakers seen on the left and right of the image.

Begin by desoldering the connector wires off the metal plate at the bottom of the speaker. Be sure to note where each wire will be resoldered when you have your new speaker in place. Be sure to note where each wire will be resoldered when you have your new speaker in place.
  • Begin by desoldering the connector wires off the metal plate at the bottom of the speaker.

  • Be sure to note where each wire will be resoldered when you have your new speaker in place.

Use a Phillips #2 screwdriver to remove the 1/2 inch screws.
  • Use a Phillips #2 screwdriver to remove the 1/2 inch screws.

With the wires and screws removed, firmly grab the top of the speaker. Pull up and away to remove the whole speaker.
  • With the wires and screws removed, firmly grab the top of the speaker.

  • Pull up and away to remove the whole speaker.

Conclusion

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

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