Introduction

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

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

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Using the T-6 hexagonal screwdriver, unscrew the four 10mm #6 hex screws on the right side of 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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Unscrew the two screws on the left side of the device using the phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • 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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Gently pull the sides of the front plate outwards 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).
  • 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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Using the plastic opening tool, pry around edges of the speaker to loosen glue contact with front plate.
  • 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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Lift the speaker out of the device.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lift the button panel.

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

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Using a plastic opening tool, pry the button motherboard to detach it from 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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Pull the black ribbon cord attachment away from 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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Using a Phillips #00 Precision Screwdriver, unscrew two 8 mm screws. 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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Where the blue and white ribbon cable meets the motherboard, pull up on the black piece of the ribbon cable connector.
  • 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.
  • Pull on grey and white ribbon cable until it disconnects from the motherboard.

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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.
  • 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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Using a Phillips #00 Precision Screwdriver, unscrew two 5 mm Phillips-head screws from the USB motherboard. 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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Cyrene

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Where can you purchase the replacement?

Mikail Lane - Reply

As far as I know,You can't!

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