Introduction

This guide demonstrates a walk-through of steps needed to completely dismantle the phone in order to locate the speaker and replace it with a new one.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the sliding cover on the back of the phone case.
  • Remove the sliding cover on the back of the phone case.

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Now remove the battery by lifting it and removing the  two pin cable.
  • Now remove the battery by lifting it and removing the two pin cable.

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Unscrew the two 10mm screws on the back of the phone base.
  • Unscrew the two 10mm screws on the back of the phone base.

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Using the metal spudger edge along the phone and  locate the hooks and latches.
  • Using the metal spudger edge along the phone and locate the hooks and latches.

  • Locating each of them apply a light but firm lifting force to release the front and back case.

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The front case should now be freed.
  • The front case should now be freed.

  • Put the front case aside for later.

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There are two 10mm screws located at the top of the circuit board.
  • There are two 10mm screws located at the top of the circuit board.

  • Unscrewing the screws allows for access to the speaker.

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Flipping the circuit board will expose the speaker rested in the white LCD base.
  • Flipping the circuit board will expose the speaker rested in the white LCD base.

  • Gently using the scoop end of the spudger will free the speaker from the dock.

  • Careful not to jerk the speaker as it is still attached to the board.

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The last portion of this will require soldering skills. Simply solder the speaker from the board and replace with desired speaker.
  • The last portion of this will require soldering skills. Simply solder the speaker from the board and replace with desired speaker.

  • If this is your first time soldering, check out this useful soldering guide.

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Conclusion

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

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