Introduction

This guide will walk you through the process of replacing distorted or broken speakers on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

  1. Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (as indicated in the photograph).
    • Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (as indicated in the photograph).

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  2. Insert a second plastic opening tool 6 cm (~2.4 inches) away from the first tool.
    • Insert a second plastic opening tool 6 cm (~2.4 inches) away from the first tool.

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    • Slide the second plastic opening tool along the edge of the device to separate the back cover.

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    • Using your hands, remove the back cover.

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    • Using tweezers, peel away the green tape located on top of the two flexible ribbon cables.

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    • Insert a spudger under the orange tab.

    • Pry open the tab to disconnect the black flexible ribbon cable from the motherboard.

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    • Slide out the yellow flexible ribbon cable to disconnect it from the motherboard.

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    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the 4 screws (3mm) that are holding the charger port and speaker support.

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    • Insert opening tool to pry support from the housing.

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    • Desolder the two connections to separate the speakers from the charger port.

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    • Separate charging port from speaker assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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