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Introduction

If there is no sound coming from your speakers, this guide will instruct you on how to replace the speakers.

  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Speaker Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Speaker Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Have the front of the device facing you.

    • Begin near one of the curved edges of the device (see photo two for visual example).

    • Place a plastic opening tool between the front and back panels.

    • If a plastic opening tool doesn’t work, using a metal spudger may work, but it may damage the plastic on the device.

    • Remember to remove the micro SD card (if present) before you begin.

  2. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Speaker Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Speaker Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Once the plastic opening tool is fully inserted, wedge it around the device’s edges to separate the panels.

    • Lift the back panel off of the device.

    • The back panel will make a clicking noise while being lifted off of the device.

  3. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Speaker Replacement, Disconnecting the battery: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the adhesive film and flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF battery connector.

    • Slide the orange battery ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.

  4. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Speaker Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Speaker Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the adhesive film, lift the retaining tab and withdraw the white speaker ribbon.

  5. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Speaker Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Speaker Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Speaker Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the retaining tab and withdraw the black LCD ribbon.

  6. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Speaker Replacement, Battery removal: step 6, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Speaker Replacement, Battery removal: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Using a Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove the ten 4 mm screws around the battery.

    • Slide a plastic opening tool under the bottom of the battery close to the speakers and lift up.

    • The large rectangular white and black piece is the entire battery. Be careful not to puncture it.

  7. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Speaker Replacement, Speaker: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Use Phillips # 000 to remove the 4 mm .3 cm screw on each speaker.

    • If you encounter a stripped screw, see iFixit’s guide on how to remove it here.

  8. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Speaker Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Place the plastic opening tool on the edge of the speaker.

    • Lodge the plastic opening tool under each speaker and lift them up and out of the device.

Conclusion

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

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