Introduction

Replace faulty or broken speakers on a Chromebook XE550C22.

  1. Turn the power off before beginning this step.
    • Turn the power off before beginning this step.

    • Using the spudger, remove the four 1/2 inch skid pads from the back of the laptop.

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  2. Remove the eight 7mm screws using the J0 Screwdriver.
    • Remove the eight 7mm screws using the J0 Screwdriver.

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    • Starting at the center front of the laptop, insert the metal spudger between the keyboard panel and the bottom panel, separating the bottom panel from the laptop.

    • Continue prying around the sides to release more brackets.

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    • After deconnecting all the brackets, pull the back panel away from the laptop.

    • Note: The back panel has some flex to it, don't be afraid to use some force.

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    • Remove the four 3mm screws holding the battery with the J0 screwdriver.

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    • Lift the battery up at an angle to disconnect the battery from the motherboard, then pull it away from the laptop.

    • Do not lift the battery straight up. This will damage the battery's connectors.

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    • Locate the speakers on the bottom left and right sides of the Chromebook.

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    • Using the fine tipped tweezers, detach the white power clips from the motherboard.

    • This may require some force, but be careful not to damage the cables.

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    • Insert the prying tool between the speaker and the Chromebook.

    • Slide the prying tool under the full length of the speaker, severing the glue underneath.

    • This may take some force.

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    • Remove the speaker by lifting it up and away from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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