Introduction

If your speakers lose their sound quality, it is possible to replace them.

Parts

No parts required.

Close the laptop lid and flip the laptop over.
  • Close the laptop lid and flip the laptop over.

  • Switch the lock button on the left to the unlock position. (The unlock position is to the left side.)

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Push the release button to the right. Hold the release button to the right and lift the battery out of its housing. Hold the release button to the right and lift the battery out of its housing.
  • Push the release button to the right.

  • Hold the release button to the right and lift the battery out of its housing.

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Open the laptop so the keyboard is facing you and the locate the thin plastic cover located directly above the keyboard. Using your fingers, remove this long piece of plastic gently. Do not apply too much force when removing the cover piece as it can break.
  • Open the laptop so the keyboard is facing you and the locate the thin plastic cover located directly above the keyboard.

  • Using your fingers, remove this long piece of plastic gently.

  • Do not apply too much force when removing the cover piece as it can break.

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Remove the two 4.8 mm type-0 Phillips head screws located underneath the plastic cover piece.
  • Remove the two 4.8 mm type-0 Phillips head screws located underneath the plastic cover piece.

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Starting at the top, gently raise the keyboard enough to remove it from the socket. DO NOT pull out the keyboard after its out of its socket. The keyboard is connected to the hard drive through a data cable and removing forcefully could damage the cable and laptop.
  • Starting at the top, gently raise the keyboard enough to remove it from the socket.

  • DO NOT pull out the keyboard after its out of its socket. The keyboard is connected to the hard drive through a data cable and removing forcefully could damage the cable and laptop.

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Locate the data cable that is connected to the motherboard. Pull the white ZIF connector towards the screen to remove it.
  • Locate the data cable that is connected to the motherboard.

  • Pull the white ZIF connector towards the screen to remove it.

  • Pull the black ribbon cable away from the screen.

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With the black ribbon cable now disconnected, remove the keyboard from  its housing.
  • With the black ribbon cable now disconnected, remove the keyboard from its housing.

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Close the laptop and flip it over.
  • Close the laptop and flip it over.

  • Remove all the 6.6 mm type-00 Phillips head screws along the perimeter and in the center of the laptop.

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Remove the three 3.7 mm type-00 Phillips head screws located in the battery compartment.
  • Remove the three 3.7 mm type-00 Phillips head screws located in the battery compartment.

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Flip the laptop over and open the screen as far back as it can go. Flip the laptop over and open the screen as far back as it can go.
  • Flip the laptop over and open the screen as far back as it can go.

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Using your fingers, slide the black ZIF connector out. Once the ZIF connector has been moved, the white ribbon cable can be removed.
  • Using your fingers, slide the black ZIF connector out.

  • Once the ZIF connector has been moved, the white ribbon cable can be removed.

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Using your fingers, remove the white plastic connector located to the right of the ribbon connector. Using your fingers, remove the white plastic connector located to the right of the ribbon connector.
  • Using your fingers, remove the white plastic connector located to the right of the ribbon connector.

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Use the blue plastic opening tool to begin removing the cover. After creating enough space, you can use your hands to completely open the cover. Make sure all the screws have been removed before attempting to open the cover.
  • Use the blue plastic opening tool to begin removing the cover.

  • After creating enough space, you can use your hands to completely open the cover.

  • Make sure all the screws have been removed before attempting to open the cover.

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Put the laptop aside and locate the speakers attached to the cover. Remove the two 3.6 mm type-00 Phillips head screws from each speaker.
  • Put the laptop aside and locate the speakers attached to the cover.

  • Remove the two 3.6 mm type-00 Phillips head screws from each speaker.

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Conclusion

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

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