Introduction

Due to numerous reasons the Power and Micro USB Ports may stop working. Unfortunately the individual ports are soldered onto the Port Panel itself and can not be individually replaced. This guide will show you step by step how to replace a faulty Micro-USB/Power Port Panel. To do this, you will need to start by preparing a clean, dry, and flat work space. You may also want to have a small container ready to keep your screws and other small pieces in.

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 screwdriver, remove four (9.5mm x 1.6mm) screws from the base plate.
  • Using a PH1 Philips 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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Place the speaker on the table with the Touch Pad facing down. This will leave you with the Port Panel exposed.
  • Place the speaker on the table with the Touch Pad facing down. This will leave you with the Port Panel exposed.

  • Remove speaker grill by stabilizing speaker on a table and applying pressure to the bottom of the speaker. Slide the speaker grill up and away from the remaining endcap.

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Remove the two exposed (9.5mm x 1.6mm) PH1 Phillips screws on the Port Panel.
  • Remove the two exposed (9.5mm x 1.6mm) PH1 Phillips 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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Conclusion

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

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