Introduction

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

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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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the 4 screws (3mm) that are holding the charger port and speaker support.
  • 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.
  • 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. Desolder the two connections to separate the speakers from the charger port.
  • Desolder the two connections to separate the speakers from the charger port.

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Separate charging port from speaker assembly.
  • 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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