Introduction

If the main speaker in your phone is not producing any sound and previous attempts to fix it have failed, then it may need to be replaced. This guide will show you how to do this.

Image 1/1: While button is depressed, remove the back panel of the phone by sliding off (not shown in picture).
  • Press button on back of phone below camera.

  • While button is depressed, remove the back panel of the phone by sliding off (not shown in picture).

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Image 1/1: Lift battery up and out gently.
  • Grasp the battery near the bottom with two fingers.

  • Lift battery up and out gently.

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  • Using an iPod opening tool, remove the screw cover in the top left corner by lifting it up.

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Image 1/1: The upper right screw is 4.5mm while the rest are 6.5mm.
  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the six screws on the back of the phone. Three are evenly spaced on each side.

  • The upper right screw is 4.5mm while the rest are 6.5mm.

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Image 1/2: There are three clips on each side and two at the bottom of the phone. Image 2/2: There are three clips on each side and two at the bottom of the phone.
  • Slide the iPod opening tool into the seam on the side of the phone and turn it slightly to unhook the eight clips.

  • There are three clips on each side and two at the bottom of the phone.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to remove the front panel. It is still connected to the phone chassis by a ribbon cable in the bottom right corner of the motherboard.
  • Once all eight of the clips have been unhooked, lift the back panel off of the phone.

  • Be careful not to remove the front panel. It is still connected to the phone chassis by a ribbon cable in the bottom right corner of the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Make sure the battery is still connected to the motherboard via the red and blue wires. This part does not have to be completely removed.
  • Remove the circular battery from the plastic holder by inserting a 1 mm flat head screwdriver under the battery where the red and blue wires connect and lifting gently.

  • Make sure the battery is still connected to the motherboard via the red and blue wires. This part does not have to be completely removed.

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  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 3.5mm screws that connect the speaker to the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Lift the speaker off of the motherboard.
  • With the iPod opening tool, unclip the red and black wires connecting the speaker to the motherboard.

  • Lift the speaker off of the motherboard.

  • The camera will remain attached to the phone when removing the speaker.

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Conclusion

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

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