Introduction

Prerequisite guide for replacing the main board of the Sonos Play 5.

Disconnect any power to the speaker and wait a few minutes for the capacitors to fully discharge.
  • Disconnect any power to the speaker and wait a few minutes for the capacitors to fully discharge.

  • Flip the speaker upside down.

  • There may be a rubber foot covering the bottom screws (not included in picture). Remove this by pulling up from one of the corners using a spudger.

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Remove eight 10mm Phillips #2 screws Remove the bottom panel by pulling upwards.
  • Remove eight 10mm Phillips #2 screws

  • Remove the bottom panel by pulling upwards.

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Flip the device so that the grille is facing up. Locate the line on the right side of the speaker where the grill and the plastic meet, and place your plastic opening tool in the gap. Run the spudger along the gap, loosening the grille from the plastic. Repeat this process on the left side as well.
  • Flip the device so that the grille is facing up.

  • Locate the line on the right side of the speaker where the grill and the plastic meet, and place your plastic opening tool in the gap.

  • Run the spudger along the gap, loosening the grille from the plastic. Repeat this process on the left side as well.

  • Gently pull up on the grille, removing it from the front panel.

might be worth mentioning there are two strips of industrial velcro running along near the top and bottom that simply have to be pulled apart

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Remove the six 8mm Phillips #2 screws.
  • Remove the six 8mm Phillips #2 screws.

  • Remove the two 10mm Phillips #2 screws.

In my unit the top two screws marked in red had a rubber plug in the hole as well. I had to remove them by sticking a knife in and carefully pulling them out.

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Locate the line on the right side where the front panel and back panel meet. Place a plastic opening tool in the gap, and run it along the gap. Repeat this on the left side. Use the opening tool to lift the front plate. If a plastic tool is not providing enough leverage, use a metal opening tool.
  • Locate the line on the right side where the front panel and back panel meet. Place a plastic opening tool in the gap, and run it along the gap. Repeat this on the left side.

  • Use the opening tool to lift the front plate. If a plastic tool is not providing enough leverage, use a metal opening tool.

  • Gently pull up on the face plate to ensure it has been detached from the enclosure.

  • When pulling on the face plate be cautious because it is still connected by wires on the back of the plate.

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Lift up the front panel, forming a 90 degree angle with the back panel. Locate the locate ten pin connector shown. This is the wire that connects the front panel to back panel. Press down on the small tab located on the connector. With the tab firmly pressed down, pull the connector out from its socket. The faceplate assembly is now fully detached from the rest of the speaker.
  • Lift up the front panel, forming a 90 degree angle with the back panel. Locate the locate ten pin connector shown. This is the wire that connects the front panel to back panel.

  • Press down on the small tab located on the connector. With the tab firmly pressed down, pull the connector out from its socket.

  • The faceplate assembly is now fully detached from the rest of the speaker.

my unit didn’t have the tab in the middle of the connector. It simply had to be prised apart (I used a plastic spudger to separate the two parts of the connector) and then reconnected carefully (I used the plastic spudger again between the pcb and the case to support the pcb as it was flexing)

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Remove the ten pin connector. Remove the ten pin connector. Remove the ten pin connector.
  • Remove the ten pin connector.

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Flip the device over on its front side.
  • Flip the device over on its front side.

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Remove six 5mm Phillips #0 screws.
  • Remove six 5mm Phillips #0 screws.

  • Remove two 7mm Phillips #2 screws.

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Flip the device on its back.
  • Flip the device on its back.

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Remove the grey and red antenna connectors by lifting them away from the board. Pull cords away from the board. Pull cords away from the board.
  • Remove the grey and red antenna connectors by lifting them away from the board.

  • Pull cords away from the board.

Hi! Great guide. These three cords have been ripped away on my second-hand-unit. Where do they connect?

Thanks again!

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Remove the yellow antenna connector by lifting it away from the board. Pull cord away from the board.
  • Remove the yellow antenna connector by lifting it away from the board.

  • Pull cord away from the board.

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Remove circuit board by lifting it straight away from the rear plate. Remove circuit board by lifting it straight away from the rear plate. Remove circuit board by lifting it straight away from the rear plate.
  • Remove circuit board by lifting it straight away from the rear plate.

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Conclusion

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

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So far so good, where to get a new power board?

Sonos P/N: 170-00236

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