Introduction

Is no sound coming from your Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15? Is the sound fuzzy or hard to distinguish? This guide will help you replace the speaker in the Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15. You need to be ready to handle small parts and screws. You will also need to know how to solder.

To access the battery, push left on the rear cover of the action cam. The rear panel should easily slide to the side.
  • To access the battery, push left on the rear cover of the action cam. The rear panel should easily slide to the side.

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Open the rear panel outward to reveal the battery tray and memory card slot.
  • Open the rear panel outward to reveal the battery tray and memory card slot.

  • Pinch the protruding bar next to the "Pull" text and slide the tray outwards.

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When the battery tray has been removed from the Action Cam, you can simply pull the battery out of the tray.
  • When the battery tray has been removed from the Action Cam, you can simply pull the battery out of the tray.

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Open the bottom tab with your finger or a plastic opening tool. Pull the tab out, not up, to remove it completely. Remove the two screws indicated by the second photo.
  • Open the bottom tab with your finger or a plastic opening tool.

  • Pull the tab out, not up, to remove it completely.

  • Remove the two screws indicated by the second photo.

  • Once the screws are removed, extract the plastic plate as shown in the third photo.

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Separate the outer casing from the electronics by pushing on one of the ports toward the back end of the case. The electronics should slide right out.
  • Separate the outer casing from the electronics by pushing on one of the ports toward the back end of the case. The electronics should slide right out.

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Remove the two 1/4 in. Phillips screws on the LCD side of the device using a #00 Phillips head screwdriver. Flip the LCD display downward to reveal the circuit board.
  • Remove the two 1/4 in. Phillips screws on the LCD side of the device using a #00 Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Flip the LCD display downward to reveal the circuit board.

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Remove the tape holding the speaker down. Remove the tape holding the speaker down.
  • Remove the tape holding the speaker down.

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Desolder the speaker wires from the circuit board
  • Desolder the speaker wires from the circuit board

    • To desolder, turn the soldering iron on and let it heat up

    • Touch the tip of the soldering iron to one of the solder joints until it melts. This will happen very quickly.

    • Pull the wire out of the solder and remove the soldering iron.

    • Repeat the last 3 steps for the second wire

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Conclusion

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

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