Introduction

In this guide, we will take the Skullcandy Air Raid apart so that the USB motherboard can be replaced.

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  • Starting with the corners, gently pull the rubber cover off of the device.

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Image 1/1: Remove the handle from the device.
  • Using the T-6 hexagonal screwdriver, unscrew the four 10mm #6 hex screws on the right side of the device.

  • Remove the handle from the device.

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Image 1/1: One 5mm Phillips screw.
  • Unscrew the two screws on the left side of the device using the phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • One 5mm Phillips screw.

    • One 8mm Phillips screw.

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Image 1/1: Pull up on the front plate to remove it from the device.
  • Gently pull the sides of the front plate outwards from the device.

  • Pull up on the front plate to remove it from the device.

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  • Using a #000 Philips Screwdriver, unscrew the four 8 mm Philips screws from each corner of both speakers (eight 8 mm Philips screws total).

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Image 1/1: If you are unable to loosen glue contact using the plastic opening tool, use a heat gun to assist in removal.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry around edges of the speaker to loosen glue contact with front plate.

  • If you are unable to loosen glue contact using the plastic opening tool, use a heat gun to assist in removal.

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Image 1/1: Be aware of the connection with the ribbon cable.
  • Lift the speaker out of the device.

  • Be aware of the connection with the ribbon cable.

  • For reassembly, ensure proper orientation of the cable plug.

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  • Firmly pull on the end of ribbon cable to disconnect the speaker from the motherboard.

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  • Using a Phillips #00 Precision Screwdriver, unscrew two 6 mm screws from the middle of the panel, above and below volume buttons.

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  • Lift the button panel.

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  • Using a Phillips #00 Precision Screwdriver, unscrew two 6 mm screws from the button motherboard.

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Image 1/1: The button motherboard is connected to a ribbon cable inside the device.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the button motherboard to detach it from the device.

  • The button motherboard is connected to a ribbon cable inside the device.

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Image 1/1: Pull on the cable until it releases from the back of the motherboard.
  • Pull the black ribbon cord attachment away from the motherboard.

  • Pull on the cable until it releases from the back of the motherboard.

    • The black attachment is part of the connector, not the blue ribbon cable, so it will not disconnect from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Lift off the back panel. Image 2/2: Lift off the back panel.
  • Using a Phillips #00 Precision Screwdriver, unscrew two 8 mm screws.

  • Lift off the back panel.

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Image 1/1: Pull the ribbon cable away from the motherboard.
  • Where the blue and white ribbon cable meets the motherboard, pull up on the black piece of the ribbon cable connector.

  • Pull the ribbon cable away from the motherboard.

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  • Pull on grey and white ribbon cable until it disconnects from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Pull out the USB/On Switch panel. Image 2/3: Pull out the Left Divider. Image 3/3: For reassembly, lift up on right side of motherboard to slide left divider back in place.
  • Using a Phillips #00 Precision Screwdriver, unscrew two 6 mm screws from the left divider between the main cavity and the USB motherboard.

  • Pull out the USB/On Switch panel.

  • Pull out the Left Divider.

    • For reassembly, lift up on right side of motherboard to slide left divider back in place.

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Image 1/2: Remove the metal clip. Image 2/2: Remove the metal clip.
  • Using a Phillips #00 Precision Screwdriver, unscrew two 5 mm Phillips-head screws from the USB motherboard.

  • Remove the metal clip.

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Conclusion

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

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Where can you purchase the replacement?

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