Introduction

Replace faulty or broken speakers on a Chromebook XE550C22.

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

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

  3. 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. Continue prying around the sides to release more brackets.
    • 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.

  4. 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.
    • 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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  6. Remove the four 3mm screws holding the battery with the J0 screwdriver. Remove the four 3mm screws holding the battery with the J0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 3mm screws holding the battery with the J0 screwdriver.

  7. 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.
    • 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.

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

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

  10. 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.
    • 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.

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

Conclusion

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

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