Introduction

Are your speakers in your Sony Vaio PCG-161L no longer working? You can replace them in 30 minutes using this guide.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Turn your device upside down and remove the 6 10mm screws attaching the back casing to the device using a phillips head screwdriver.

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  • Lift up underneath the keyboard using the iFixit opening tool to expose the ribbon wires connecting the keyboard to the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Use a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flaps, then pull the ribbon cables out of their connectors. Image 2/2: Use a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flaps, then pull the ribbon cables out of their connectors.
  • The two ribbon cables connecting the keyboard to the motherboard are held in using zero insertion force (ZIF) connectors.

  • Use a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flaps, then pull the ribbon cables out of their connectors.

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  • Remove the three 10 mm screws holding the casing to the top of the motherboard using a Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Remove the 6 mm Phillips #0 screw on the left side of the battery that holds the casing to the device.

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  • Turn the device upside down and remove the 6 mm Phillips #0 screw holding the casing to the device.

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  • Remove the top casing by lifting up on the plastic exposing the two speakers.

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Image 1/1: Each speaker has two 4mm screws holding it to the casing. If you are removing both speakers, remove all four screws.
  • Remove the two 4 mm screws attaching the broken speaker to the casing.

  • Each speaker has two 4mm screws holding it to the casing. If you are removing both speakers, remove all four screws.

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Image 1/1: These harnesses do not have any clips or tabs. Simply pull on the wire and it will come out of the harness.
  • Disconnect the wire from the board by pulling the wire out of the harness.

  • These harnesses do not have any clips or tabs. Simply pull on the wire and it will come out of the harness.

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Conclusion

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

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