Introduction

This guide can be used to take out a specific device speaker in order to replace it with a new one.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Flip over the device. Image 2/2: Remove the silicon feet by peeling them up.
  • Power off the SoundBank Z3.

  • Flip over the device.

  • Remove the silicon feet by peeling them up.

    • The feet can be reapplied without extra adhesive, but only if you are careful not to let the stick side touch anything.

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  • Remove the eight 11 mm Philips screws from the bottom of the device.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool, remove the bottom panel.

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Image 1/3: Remove the plastic panel. Image 2/3: Remove the plastic panel. Image 3/3: Remove the plastic panel.
  • Remove the four 4.5 mm silver Phillips screws that secure the plastic panel covering the motherboard.

  • Remove the plastic panel.

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Image 1/3: Be careful not to rip out the speaker while taking out the screws. Image 2/3: The same steps can be done on the other side of the speaker Image 3/3: The same steps can be done on the other side of the speaker
  • Remove these 3 silver screws holding the speaker down.

    • Be careful not to rip out the speaker while taking out the screws.

      • The same steps can be done on the other side of the speaker

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Image 1/3: These are the joints that need to be soldered. Follow this  guide link to help you remove the wires from the motherboard. Image 2/3: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750 Image 3/3: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750
  • There will be a ring used as a clamp that will clamp down the speaker to the body, you will need to remove the speaker from the motherboard before you can remove this ring.

  • These are the joints that need to be soldered. Follow this guide link to help you remove the wires from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Be careful not remove other components in the speaker Image 2/2: Be careful not remove other components in the speaker
  • The speaker should slip right out when removing it

    • Be careful not remove other components in the speaker

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Conclusion

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

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