Introduction

One of the common problems with the Sony SRS-XB30 is trouble syncing with the Bluetooth chip. This guide will give you step by step instructions on how to replace the Bluetooth chip.

To remove the speaker grill, insert the big spudger underneath it in each corner.
  • To remove the speaker grill, insert the big spudger underneath it in each corner.

  • Work around the edges to pry the grill up and off.

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With the Sony logo facing towards you, use the medium spudger to lift the side plates from the internal frame. This will need to be done on all four sides of the speaker to remove all four panels
  • With the Sony logo facing towards you, use the medium spudger to lift the side plates from the internal frame.

  • This will need to be done on all four sides of the speaker to remove all four panels

  • This requires some effort because the adhesive is sticky.

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Locate the four screws on the now exposed front panel. Using the screwdriver with bit T7, unscrew each screw (15.0 mm long).
  • Locate the four screws on the now exposed front panel.

  • Using the screwdriver with bit T7, unscrew each screw (15.0 mm long).

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Next, remove the four outer edge screws, located on each corner of the speaker. The outer edge of the speaker is a clear plastic.
  • Next, remove the four outer edge screws, located on each corner of the speaker. The outer edge of the speaker is a clear plastic.

  • Use the same T7 screwdriver head here.

  • Remove each of the four corner screws (15.0 mm long).

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With a little force, carefully lift the lid of the speaker.
  • With a little force, carefully lift the lid of the speaker.

  • Make sure that you do not pull on the wires.

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Unclip the four wire connectors (that are attached to the speaker lid). Unclip the four wire connectors (that are attached to the speaker lid). Unclip the four wire connectors (that are attached to the speaker lid).
  • Unclip the four wire connectors (that are attached to the speaker lid).

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Separate the speaker lid from the bottom frame.
  • Separate the speaker lid from the bottom frame.

  • To prepare the speaker for the next step place the lid parallel to the frame.

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Locate the two silver screws (9 mm) attached to the two LED-light-chips on the speaker lid.
  • Locate the two silver screws (9 mm) attached to the two LED-light-chips on the speaker lid.

  • Using the screwdriver with bit PH1, unscrew each screw.

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Separate the speaker lid entirely from the bottom frame.
  • Separate the speaker lid entirely from the bottom frame.

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Remove the top screw (10 mm).
  • Remove the top screw (10 mm).

  • Use the screwdriver with bit T7.

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Locate and remove the three black screws (10.0 mm) within the internal frame. Use bit T7. There are two screws on the left side of the white box and one to its right.
  • Locate and remove the three black screws (10.0 mm) within the internal frame. Use bit T7.

  • There are two screws on the left side of the white box and one to its right.

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Slightly lift the white box with all the wires still attached.
  • Slightly lift the white box with all the wires still attached.

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Take the big spudger and pry the black casing up from the circuit box. Take the big spudger and pry the black casing up from the circuit box.
  • Take the big spudger and pry the black casing up from the circuit box.

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Locate the blue film attached to the circuit box containing the charging port.
  • Locate the blue film attached to the circuit box containing the charging port.

  • Detach the blue film from the box.

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Detach the yellow, black and red wires by pulling them directly up.
  • Detach the yellow, black and red wires by pulling them directly up.

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Insert the spudger along the battery edge and firmly hold the wires. Lift both sides up. The battery will pop out from its encasement. Insert the spudger along the battery edge and firmly hold the wires. Lift both sides up. The battery will pop out from its encasement.
  • Insert the spudger along the battery edge and firmly hold the wires. Lift both sides up. The battery will pop out from its encasement.

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To save time, pry up and remove the top panel first.
  • To save time, pry up and remove the top panel first.

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Take the spudger and pry under the plastic square that the Bluetooth chip is directly attached to. This will separate the plastic square from the lid.
  • Take the spudger and pry under the plastic square that the Bluetooth chip is directly attached to.

  • This will separate the plastic square from the lid.

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Remove the Bluetooth chip.
  • Remove the Bluetooth chip.

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Conclusion

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

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