Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the front facing speakers on the Verizon Ellipsis 7. This is important to continue to use the Verizon Ellipsis 7 without using headphones. One of the hazards of this process is the potential to break or lose components of your device if not done properly.

Image 1/3: Remove the SIM card from the device to prevent damage. Image 2/3: To remove the SIM card, open the SIM card cover on the side of the device. Image 3/3: Push SIM card in and pull it out after hearing a click.
  • Hold down the power button until the screen goes black to turn off the device.

  • Remove the SIM card from the device to prevent damage.

    • To remove the SIM card, open the SIM card cover on the side of the device.

    • Push SIM card in and pull it out after hearing a click.

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Image 1/2: Pry open the back cover carefully with a plastic opening tool. Image 2/2: Use the opening tool to disconnect the cover completely.  Do not attempt to pry the back cover off with your hands.
  • Take off the back panel.

    • Pry open the back cover carefully with a plastic opening tool.

    • Use the opening tool to disconnect the cover completely. Do not attempt to pry the back cover off with your hands.

  • Be sure to pry open all sides of the device. Attempting to take off the back cover when part of it is attached may snap the cover.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the indicated screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Image 2/3: The screws shown in the picture are the more common 4.76 mm. Image 3/3: Disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the charging port board to the motherboard using tweezers.
  • Remove the charging (micro-USB) port.

    • Unscrew the indicated screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • The screws shown in the picture are the more common 4.76 mm.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the charging port board to the motherboard using tweezers.

    • Use the tweezers to grab the sides of black, plastic connector. Do not grab from the wires or try to wedge it out from the bottom.

  • Be extremely careful when disconnecting the ribbon cable. It is very delicate.

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Image 1/2: Place the replacement charging port into the phone. Image 2/2: Be cautious when replacing the ribbon cable onto the new charging port board.
  • Remove the charging port board from the phone using tweezers.

  • Place the replacement charging port into the phone.

    • Be cautious when replacing the ribbon cable onto the new charging port board.

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Image 1/2: The screws shown in the picture are the more common 4.76 mm. Image 2/2: The screws shown in the picture are the more common 4.76 mm.
  • Remove 2 screws from each speaker, 4 screws in total, using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • The screws shown in the picture are the more common 4.76 mm.

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Image 1/3: Using tweezers carefully pull the speakers up and out of device. Image 2/3: Using tweezers carefully pull the speakers up and out of device. Image 3/3: Using tweezers carefully pull the speakers up and out of device.
  • Using tweezers carefully lift the connector up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

  • Using tweezers carefully pull the speakers up and out of device.

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Conclusion

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

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