Introduction

There could be many reasons the bluetooth on the device will not connect. Regrettably, the Bluetooth module is soldered onto the motherboard and to replace it you will need to replace the motherboard itself. This guide will show you step by step how to replace a non-functioning Bluetooth Module. In order to start working on your device, you will need to prepare a clean, dry, and flat work space. It is recommended to have a place to store screws during the process.

Working on your device while it is turned on may result in electric shock. Make sure to shut down and unplug your device before you begin.
  • Working on your device while it is turned on may result in electric shock. Make sure to shut down and unplug your device before you begin.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift and remove the rubber grommet plugs.

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Using a PH1 Philips head screwdriver, remove four (9.5mm x 1.6mm) screws from the base plate.
  • Using a PH1 Philips head screwdriver, remove four (9.5mm x 1.6mm) screws from the base plate.

  • Remove base plate by stabilizing speaker and using plastic prying tool to pry the base plate from the speaker.

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Remove speaker grill by stabilizing speaker on a table apply pressure to the top (actually the bottom) of the speaker and slide the speaker grill up and away from the remaining endcap.
  • Remove speaker grill by stabilizing speaker on a table apply pressure to the top (actually the bottom) of the speaker and slide the speaker grill up and away from the remaining endcap.

  • Place the speaker grill on the table touch pad down. This will leave you with the Port Panel exposed.

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Remove the two exposed (9.5mm x 1.6mm) Phillips head screws on the Port Panel.
  • Remove the two exposed (9.5mm x 1.6mm) Phillips head screws on the Port Panel.

  • Remove the Port Panel from the speaker body, exposing the ribbon cables.

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While stabilizing  the Port Panel remove the two ribbon cables one at a time by pressing the locking clip down on the ribbon cable connectors and pulling the connector away from the Port Panel.
  • While stabilizing the Port Panel remove the two ribbon cables one at a time by pressing the locking clip down on the ribbon cable connectors and pulling the connector away from the Port Panel.

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Slide rubber grommet out of slot on plastic housing.
  • Slide rubber grommet out of slot on plastic housing.

  • Note: This may have occurred naturally when separating the two halves.

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Disconnect white connector by pushing down on the release tab while gently pulling the connector free from the socket. Remove wiring harness and set aside. Note: The other connectors in the wiring harness should already be free from previous steps.
  • Disconnect white connector by pushing down on the release tab while gently pulling the connector free from the socket.

  • Remove wiring harness and set aside.

  • Note: The other connectors in the wiring harness should already be free from previous steps.

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Remove motherboard assembly Locate and remove the two PH2 Philips screws from the base of the motherboard assembly. CAUTION: These screws may be extremely tight. Be careful not to snap the plastic when removing the screws.
  • Remove motherboard assembly

  • Locate and remove the two PH2 Philips screws from the base of the motherboard assembly.

  • CAUTION: These screws may be extremely tight. Be careful not to snap the plastic when removing the screws.

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Removing Bluetooth module Flip the motherboard assembly over and locate the Bluetooth module on the side of the metal frame.
  • Removing Bluetooth module

  • Flip the motherboard assembly over and locate the Bluetooth module on the side of the metal frame.

  • Remove the one PH2 Philips screw.

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Insert wisdom Press the white tab while gently pulling the Bluetooth module away from the connector and frame..
  • Insert wisdom Press the white tab while gently pulling the Bluetooth module away from the connector and frame..

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Conclusion

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

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