Introduction

This guide is relatively straight-forward as there are only few screws holding the speaker in place. The most difficult parts of this guide are the prerequisites; removing the keyboard, as well as separating the display from the motherboard.

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  • Turn the laptop over and locate the lock and battery release switches. Unlock the battery by changing the switch on the right from locked to unlocked by sliding the switch outward.

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  • Hold the release switch and pull out the battery towards you.

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Image 1/3: Don't worry about breaking it! You will need to forcefully wedge the screwdriver under the plastic, simultaneously pushing upward and forward. Once you have popped this section up, work on pulling the rest of this plastic piece up, working from left to right. Just using your hands to pull upward on the plastic will work. Image 2/3: Don't worry about breaking it! You will need to forcefully wedge the screwdriver under the plastic, simultaneously pushing upward and forward. Once you have popped this section up, work on pulling the rest of this plastic piece up, working from left to right. Just using your hands to pull upward on the plastic will work. Image 3/3: Don't worry about breaking it! You will need to forcefully wedge the screwdriver under the plastic, simultaneously pushing upward and forward. Once you have popped this section up, work on pulling the rest of this plastic piece up, working from left to right. Just using your hands to pull upward on the plastic will work.
  • To start, open the laptop so the display screen is bent fully back with the display facing upward, parallel to the surface you are working on. Using a Phillips #00 (flat-head) screwdriver (or wedge prying tool) above the F1 key, separate the plastic from the body of the laptop.

  • Don't worry about breaking it! You will need to forcefully wedge the screwdriver under the plastic, simultaneously pushing upward and forward. Once you have popped this section up, work on pulling the rest of this plastic piece up, working from left to right. Just using your hands to pull upward on the plastic will work.

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Image 1/3: Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew two 3mm screws located at the top corners of the keyboard. (Labeled in picture 2 in this step section.) Image 2/3: Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew two 3mm screws located at the top corners of the keyboard. (Labeled in picture 2 in this step section.) Image 3/3: Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew two 3mm screws located at the top corners of the keyboard. (Labeled in picture 2 in this step section.)
  • Remove the plastic piece from the body of the laptop so that you can now see the two speakers in each corner.

  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew two 3mm screws located at the top corners of the keyboard. (Labeled in picture 2 in this step section.)

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Image 1/3: Undo the ribbon that connects the keyboard to the body of the laptop. Image 2/3: Undo the ribbon that connects the keyboard to the body of the laptop. Image 3/3: Undo the ribbon that connects the keyboard to the body of the laptop.
  • Lift the keyboard up carefully.

  • Undo the ribbon that connects the keyboard to the body of the laptop.

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Image 1/1: Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver remove the fourteen 6mm screws.
  • Turn the laptop over, so that you are now looking at the bottom of the laptop.

  • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver remove the fourteen 6mm screws.

  • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver remove the three 4mm screws.

  • Before beginning this guide, make sure you have disconnected the seven wires described in step 4 of the keyboard guide (the guide that proceeds this one).

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Image 1/1: You may need to use the plastic opening tool to pry the two sections apart
  • Completely remove the display piece by pulling between the silver display-component and the black bottom-component. The display- component is an all-in-one component pictured here.

  • You may need to use the plastic opening tool to pry the two sections apart

  • Manufacturer sells the display piece, pictured here, as a complete piece for replacement purposes.

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  • On the top half of the disassembled laptop (the part that is connected to the display) use the #1 Phillips Screw Driver to remove the four 5mm screws holding the speakers in place.

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Image 1/2: The wires that connect the speakers to the rest of the components should have been disconnected when taking the top case off. Image 2/2: The wires that connect the speakers to the rest of the components should have been disconnected when taking the top case off.
  • Once the screws have been removed, simply lift the two individual speakers out of their positions.

  • The wires that connect the speakers to the rest of the components should have been disconnected when taking the top case off.

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Image 1/1: Reminder: Do not confuse the two speakers. The red wire of one speaker means it is the positive receiver and the black wire means it is the negative receiver.
  • Once the speaker wires have been disconnected, the screws unscrewed, and the speakers removed you should be left with these two components.

  • Reminder: Do not confuse the two speakers. The red wire of one speaker means it is the positive receiver and the black wire means it is the negative receiver.

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Conclusion

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

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