Introduction

Can't listen to recording with scratchy or without sound! Follow this speaker replacement guide to once again be able to listen those recordings.

  1. Remove battery before working on device.
    • Remove battery before working on device.

    • Undo hand strap.

    • Get iFixit screwdriver and a JIOS Philips head bit.

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  2. Place device on left side with lens facing right.
    • Place device on left side with lens facing right.

    • Using the screwdriver, unscrew the left middle screw.

    • Open the "DC IN" tab.

    • Second screw is revealed.

    • Unscrew this screw.

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    • Turn device onto it's top with the lens facing right.

    • Unscrew the top left and top right screws.

    • Right side casing is now free.

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    • Remove the right side casing by pulling away.

    • HDD is now revealed.

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    • Using your fingers, lift the HDD by it's right end, pivoting on it's left end.

    • HDD ribbon wire is now exposed.

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    • Using your fingers, pull the ribbon wire out of it's socket.

    • HDD is now free from device.

    • Set HDD aside

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    • Using your fingers, remove the A/V tab.

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    • On the bottom of the device, unscrew the right and middle bottom 3mm Philips screws.

    • Remove panel.

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    • Using the screwdriver, unscrew the top two black 3mm Philips screws.

    • Lift out the grey tray, being careful when feeding the large ribbon wire though the slot.

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    • Using the black pointed spudger, carefully pop op the latch on the large ribbon wire's port.

    • Set large ribbon wire aside.

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    • Using the blunt tweezers, unplug the red and black wires.

    • Using the blunt tweezers, unplug the small ribbon wire.

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    • Unscrew the top 3 3mm Philips screws from right to left.

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    • On the back of the device, unscrew the top 3mm Philips screw.

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    • On the left side of the device, unscrew the top 2 3mm Philips screws.

    • The top of the device is now free.

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    • Remove the top of the device by lifting it upwards.

    • Be careful of the wires becoming snagged on the frame.

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    • With the top of the device in hand, remove the 4 visible 3mm Philips screws.

    • Remove the frame by lifting away.

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    • The speaker is the object on the right with a ribbon wire connecting to it.

    • Remove the broken speaker with your fingers.

    • Replace with new speaker.

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Conclusion

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

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