Introduction

Broken speakers prevent your tablet from producing quality sound or any sound at all. Removing the speakers may require an iOpener or a heat gun. Check out this iOpener guide for instructions on how to use it.

Image 1/2: Do not allow the gun to remain still for more than two seconds, so that you do not melt the plastic around the screen. Image 2/2: If you do not have access to a heat gun, you may also use an iOpener or a hair dryer. Refer to the [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iOpener+Instructions/11677| iOpener guide|new_window=true] for extra help.
  • Apply the heat gun around the edges of the tablet to melt the adhesive glue.

  • Do not allow the gun to remain still for more than two seconds, so that you do not melt the plastic around the screen.

  • If you do not have access to a heat gun, you may also use an iOpener or a hair dryer. Refer to the iOpener guide for extra help.

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Image 1/2: Use the plastic opening tool at several points around the screen while the suction is being applied to pop the screen out. Image 2/2: Use the plastic opening tool at several points around the screen while the suction is being applied to pop the screen out.
  • Apply the suction to the bottom or top right corner.

  • Use the plastic opening tool at several points around the screen while the suction is being applied to pop the screen out.

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Image 1/1: Gently open the tablet, and do not pull the pieces apart since you can risk damaging the orange ribbon cable.
  • Once the screen is detached, open the tablet like a book.

  • Gently open the tablet, and do not pull the pieces apart since you can risk damaging the orange ribbon cable.

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  • Using the precision tweezers, remove the silver tape that is holding the orange ribbon cable connecting the two pieces.

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  • Using the precision tweezers, remove the small press-fit connector from the body of the tablet.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two 2.74 mm black screws in the middle of the tablet with the Philips #000 screwdriver. Image 2/2: Put the screws on a magnetic project mat or in a container so that you do not lose them.
  • Using the Philips #000 screwdriver, remove the seventeen 2.74 mm screws around the edges.

  • Remove the two 2.74 mm black screws in the middle of the tablet with the Philips #000 screwdriver.

  • Put the screws on a magnetic project mat or in a container so that you do not lose them.

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  • Take the plastic opening tool around the tablet to remove the motherboard from the device.

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Image 1/2: For the speaker on the left, use the plastic opening tool to lift up the press-fit connector. Image 2/2: For the speaker on the left, use the plastic opening tool to lift up the press-fit connector.
  • Locate the speakers towards the bottom.

  • For the speaker on the left, use the plastic opening tool to lift up the press-fit connector.

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Image 1/2: Refer to the [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iOpener+Instructions/11677|iOpener guide|new_window=true] for more help. Image 2/2: If you do not have access to an iOpener, you may also use a heat gun or a hair dryer.
  • Apply the iOpener to the magnet to loosen the adhesive glue.

  • Refer to the iOpener guide for more help.

  • If you do not have access to an iOpener, you may also use a heat gun or a hair dryer.

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  • Using the precision tweezers, remove the speaker.

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Image 1/2: Using the precision tweezers, detach the orange cable. Image 2/2: Using the precision tweezers, detach the orange cable.
  • For the speaker on the right, use the plastic opening tool to lift up the press-fit connector.

  • Using the precision tweezers, detach the orange cable.

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Image 1/1: Be gentle so that you do not damage the orange ribbon cable.
  • Pull the orange ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector using the precision tweezers.

  • Be gentle so that you do not damage the orange ribbon cable.

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  • Using the precision tweezers, remove the speaker.

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Conclusion

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

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