Introduction

A tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high-frequency sound. If the device tweeter is not working, the tweeter may be damaged and may need to be replaced. This guide will demonstrate how to replace the tweeter.

Image 1/2: Once you pry open one end, use  precision tweezers to remove rubber footing. Image 2/2: Once you pry open one end, use  precision tweezers to remove rubber footing.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Use precision tweezers to remove the adhesive tape. Image 2/2: Use precision tweezers to remove the adhesive tape.
  • Using a metal spudger, pry open a corner of the adhesive tape.

  • Use precision tweezers to remove the adhesive tape.

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Image 1/2: Remove the base by lifting it vertically away from the bulk of the device. Image 2/2: Remove the base by lifting it vertically away from the bulk of the device.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Using precision tweezers, remove the metal bracket. Image 2/2: Using precision tweezers, remove the metal bracket.
  • Remove the 10 mm Torx security #10 screw that holds down the exterior screen.

  • Using precision tweezers, remove the metal bracket.

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

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

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Image 1/3: Vertically remove the top cap. Image 2/3: Be sure to not jerk the top cap when removing , as to not damage the cable linking the switchboard to the motherboard. Image 3/3: 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 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.

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Image 1/2: Once flap is loosened, use your hand to remove the circuit wire. Image 2/2: Once flap is loosened, use your hand to remove the circuit wire.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry open the circuit flap.

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

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

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Image 1/2: Using a plastic opening tool, detach the rear housing cover from the housing. Image 2/2: Try not to jerk the rear housing cover, as its wires are still connected to delicate electronics.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: While pulling on the connector, detach the cable by pressing the connectors release. Image 2/2: While pulling on the connector, detach the cable by pressing the connectors release.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: You will now be able to remove the rear housing cover.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Remove the power cable.
  • Remove the two 9mm Torx #9 screws fastening the power cable to the housing.

  • Remove the power cable.

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Image 1/1: While pressing the release pull on the connector  detaching it from the speaker.
  • Using a metal spudger, press the release located in the center of the connector .

  • While pressing the release pull on the connector detaching it from the speaker.

  • Do this for both connections.

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Image 1/2: Remove the speaker by lifting it up towards the top of the housing and out at an angle. Image 2/2: Remove the speaker by lifting it up towards the top of the housing and out at an angle.
  • Using the Torx T20 bit remove the four 13 mm screws fastening the speaker to the housing.

  • Remove the speaker by lifting it up towards the top of the housing and out at an angle.

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Image 1/2: Once unlocked, pull back on the wires to remove them. Image 2/2: Once unlocked, pull back on the wires to remove them.
  • Using a metal spudger, press down on the clips that lock the input wires to the amplifier.

  • Once unlocked, pull back on the wires to remove them.

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Image 1/2: Using your fingers, remove the tweeter from the front of the housing. Image 2/2: Using your fingers, remove the tweeter from the front of the housing.
  • Using a screwdriver, remove the four 10 mm Torx Security #10 screws.

  • Using your fingers, remove the tweeter from the front of the housing.

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Conclusion

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

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