Introduction

The speakers are responsible for outputting the audio of the tablet, but the speakers may deteriorate overtime. This could result in poor sound quality or no sound outputting at all. If that occurs, the speakers must be replaced. This guide will walk you through replacing the speakers.

Remove the Samsung S-Pen stylus.
  • Remove the Samsung S-Pen stylus.

  • Remove the micro SD storage card.

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Using the plastic opening tool, start where the S-pen was located and carefully pry up the corner.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, start where the S-pen was located and carefully pry up the corner.

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Work your way around the entire device by carefully prying and sliding the plastic opening tool.
  • Work your way around the entire device by carefully prying and sliding the plastic opening tool.

  • There are clips approximately 2cm apart. As you are removing the back cover you should hear the clips being dislocated from the tablet.

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Remove the 8 Phillips#00 3-mm screws holding the battery in place. Remove the 8 Phillips#00 3-mm screws holding the battery in place.
  • Remove the 8 Phillips#00 3-mm screws holding the battery in place.

The photo highlighting the screws is incorrect, the highlight in the upper right side is a plastic tab, whereas the actual 8th screw to remove is on the bottom (but that's fairly easy to identify when performing the fix).

fortyseveneffects - Reply

Lift the top left corner of the battery up by the black tab.
  • Lift the top left corner of the battery up by the black tab.

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Gently grasp and lift up the white connector located at the bottom right corner of the battery. It is connected to the battery by two blue and two red wires.
  • Gently grasp and lift up the white connector located at the bottom right corner of the battery. It is connected to the battery by two blue and two red wires.

  • Do not yank the connector by the wires. If it does not disconnect easily, slide a plastic opening tool between the white connector and the board to lift the connector away from the board.

the white battery connectory also has 2 black wires, so 2 blue/2red/2black

suziquirke - Reply

There is some sort of safe unit in the upper left corner. It is a connector that opens when you lift off the backside. The safe was not in properly fit when I closed the back. In fact, the most difficult step was to get the safe unit properly in place while closing the backside.

henriknaslund - Reply

Thanks @henriknaslund for note on the "Safe Unit" I succesfully managed to hold it in pace with a little basic sticky tape. Did the job.

derek - Reply

Piece of cake. Entire procedure took just 15 minutes. Thank you, Joel & Co., for making this so easy!

Flipped Gazelle - Reply

Gently pry up the connectors there is one per speaker Do not yank the connector. If it does not disconnect easily use a plastic opening tool between the  connector and the board to lift the connector away from the board. Do not yank the connector. If it does not disconnect easily use a plastic opening tool between the  connector and the board to lift the connector away from the board.
  • Gently pry up the connectors there is one per speaker

  • Do not yank the connector. If it does not disconnect easily use a plastic opening tool between the connector and the board to lift the connector away from the board.

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For each speaker remove the two 3-mm Phillips head screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. For each speaker remove the two 3-mm Phillips head screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • For each speaker remove the two 3-mm Phillips head screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Remove the speakers from their housing. If difficult use a plastic opening tool to pry up.
  • Remove the speakers from their housing.

  • If difficult use a plastic opening tool to pry up.

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Conclusion

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

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