Introduction

If the motherboard has a short circuit or a blown capacitor your Sonos Play one will either not function properly or not function at all. This guide will show the steps on how to disassemble and replace the motherboard.

  1. Remove the rubber footing from the bottom of the device. Pry it up from one end using one of the plastic opening tools.
    • Remove the rubber footing from the bottom of the device. Pry it up from one end using one of the plastic opening tools.

    • Once you pry open one end, use precision tweezers to remove rubber footing.

  2. Using a metal spudger, pry open a corner of the adhesive tape.
    • Using a metal spudger, pry open a corner of the adhesive tape.

    • Use precision tweezers to remove the adhesive tape.

    • Remove the four 10 mm Torx security #10 screws that hold the base together.

    • Remove the base by lifting it vertically away from the bulk of the device.

    • Remove the 10 mm Torx security #10 screw that holds down the exterior screen.

    • Using precision tweezers, remove the metal bracket.

    • Remove the exterior screen by lifting it away from the bulk of the device.

    • Remove the four 9 mm Torx Security #9 head screws. There are two on each side.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, pry open the top cap containing the power and volume button.

    • Vertically remove the top cap.

    • Be sure to not jerk the top cap when removing , as to not damage the cable linking the switchboard to the motherboard.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, pry open the circuit flap.

    • Once flap is loosened, use your hand to remove the circuit wire.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, remove the grey tape from both sides of the device.

    • Remove the six 9 mm Torx #9 screws.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, detach the rear housing cover from the housing.

    • Try not to jerk the rear housing cover, as its wires are still connected to delicate electronics.

    • Using tweezers, grip the connector fixed to the motherboard's audio cable.

    • While pulling on the connector, detach the cable by pressing the connectors release.

    • Using your fingers, grip the connector fixed to the motherboards power cable and detach it.

    • You will now be able to remove the rear housing cover.

    • Remove the two 6 mm Torx #6 screws securing the communications board to the motherboard.

    • Using your fingers, detach and remove the communications board from the motherboard.

    • Be sure to keep the communications board parallel to the motherboard when removing as to prevent damage to the connector.

    • Remove the six 10 mm Torx #10 screws fastening the motherboard to the rear housing cover.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, remove the motherboard from the rear housing cover.

Conclusion

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

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Where do you get these replacement parts from - not directly from Sonos I understand.

iou_james - Reply

…by the way I am looking for a new motherboard for a Sonos Play1 unit.

iou_james - Reply

On a Play 1 r524 and r525 are blown. What are these.and how do I get replacements

houser_m.d - Reply

Same here. r524 and r525 look blown. Have you been able to identify their values? Did you find any further damage? Have you been able to repair it?

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