Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace one of the speakers inside the speaker system. Use this if your hear muffled or disrupted sound and believe that a speaker might be blown.

Image 1/1: Remove two 7.5 mm Phillips #0 screws.
  • Remove two 6mm Phillips #0 screws.

  • Remove two 7.5 mm Phillips #0 screws.

  • Remove seven 4 mm Phillips #0 screws.

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Image 1/3: Remove six 5 mm Phillips #0 screws from the metal backing. Image 2/3: Using the plastic opening tool, remove the metal plate from the main speaker by gently pulling on it. Image 3/3: Using the plastic opening tool, remove the metal plate from the main speaker by gently pulling on it.
  • Remove six 4 mm Phillips #0 screws from the metal backing.

  • Remove six 5 mm Phillips #0 screws from the metal backing.

  • Using the plastic opening tool, remove the metal plate from the main speaker by gently pulling on it.

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  • Remove the plastic dock cover by using two fingers to push the attached metal piece forward and slide it out of the holes.

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Image 1/3: When disconnecting the wires, be careful not to pull on the wires themselves. Use the plastic opening tool and the connector to disconnect it. Image 2/3: Use the plastic opening tool to remove wires connected to the circuit board on the far right. Image 3/3: Use the tweezers to remove wires connected to the circuit board in between the two black wires.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, detach the wires connected to the metal plate

  • When disconnecting the wires, be careful not to pull on the wires themselves. Use the plastic opening tool and the connector to disconnect it.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove wires connected to the circuit board on the far right.

  • Use the tweezers to remove wires connected to the circuit board in between the two black wires.

    • Use the tweezers to press the release tab on the front and back of the plastic white wire head.

    • Once the tab is pressed on both sides, lift up to slide wire head out of socket.

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  • Remove two 5 mm Phillips #0 screws.

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Image 1/3: Slide down the loosened cap to remove it from the end of the speaker. Image 2/3: Simultaneously push down on the buttons and slide the speaker out from the casing. Image 3/3: Simultaneously push down on the buttons and slide the speaker out from the casing.
  • Using the metal spudger, loosen the metal cap at the end of the speaker.

  • Slide down the loosened cap to remove it from the end of the speaker.

  • Simultaneously push down on the buttons and slide the speaker out from the casing.

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  • Remove eight 5 mm Phillips #0 screws.

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Image 1/2: Use wire cutters to cut the red and black wires, or desolder the speaker wires to remove the speaker. See iFixit's guide on [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|How To Solder and Desolder Connections]. Image 2/2: Use wire cutters to cut the red and black wires, or desolder the speaker wires to remove the speaker. See iFixit's guide on [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|How To Solder and Desolder Connections].
  • Gently pry the speaker out from the housing using the metal spudger.

  • Use wire cutters to cut the red and black wires, or desolder the speaker wires to remove the speaker. See iFixit's guide on How To Solder and Desolder Connections.

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Conclusion

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

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