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.

Image 1/2: Undo hand strap. Image 2/2: Get iFixit screwdriver and a JIOS Philips head bit.
  • Remove battery before working on device.

  • Undo hand strap.

  • Get iFixit screwdriver and a JIOS Philips head bit.

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Image 1/2: Using the screwdriver, unscrew the left middle screw. Image 2/2: Open the "DC IN" tab.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Unscrew the top left and top right screws.
  • 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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Image 1/2: HDD is now revealed. Image 2/2: HDD is now revealed.
  • Remove the right side casing by pulling away.

  • HDD is now revealed.

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Image 1/3: HDD ribbon wire is now exposed. Image 2/3: HDD ribbon wire is now exposed. Image 3/3: HDD ribbon wire is now exposed.
  • 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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Image 1/2: HDD is now free from device. Image 2/2: Set HDD aside
  • 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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Image 1/3: Remove panel. Image 2/3: Remove panel. Image 3/3: Remove panel.
  • On the bottom of the device, unscrew the right and middle bottom 3mm Philips screws.

  • Remove panel.

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Image 1/2: Lift out the grey tray, being careful when feeding the large ribbon wire though the slot. Image 2/2: Lift out the grey tray, being careful when feeding the large ribbon wire though the slot.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Set large ribbon wire aside. Image 2/2: Set large ribbon wire aside.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Using the blunt tweezers, unplug the small ribbon wire. Image 2/3: Using the blunt tweezers, unplug the small ribbon wire. Image 3/3: Using the blunt tweezers, unplug the small ribbon wire.
  • 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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Image 1/2: The top of the device is now free. Image 2/2: The top of the device is now free.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Be careful of the wires becoming snagged on the frame. Image 2/2: Be careful of the wires becoming snagged on the frame.
  • Remove the top of the device by lifting it upwards.

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

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Image 1/3: Remove the frame by lifting away. Image 2/3: Remove the frame by lifting away. Image 3/3: Remove the frame by lifting away.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Remove the broken speaker with your fingers. Image 2/2: Replace with new speaker.
  • 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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