Introduction

Replacing the speakers is a fairly simple task. It only requires basic soldering techniques, and both speakers and speaker connection points are easily accessible. Be careful in handling the speakers as their wires are very thin and could be easily broken.

Locate screws at each corner on the side of the tablet
  • Locate screws at each corner on the side of the tablet

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With a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two 3mm x 1mm retaining screws
  • With a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two 3mm x 1mm retaining screws

  • Store the screws in a plastic bag or other appropriate container.

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Using the plastic opening tool, disengage the securing tabs that are along the two long sides of the tablet, four on each side.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, disengage the securing tabs that are along the two long sides of the tablet, four on each side.

  • Slowly rotate up the side of the tablet opposite from the control buttons.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Before fully separating the shell halves, observe if the speakers are separated from the shell half
  • Before fully separating the shell halves, observe if the speakers are separated from the shell half

  • If they are, the shell half can be fully separated from the front shell half

  • If the are still in their sockets, gently pry them loose with the plastic opening tool.

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Locate Soldering points
  • Locate Soldering points

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With the soldering iron, de-solder the two speaker wires.
  • With the soldering iron, de-solder the two speaker wires.

  • Once the wire loosens remove the wire from the soldering point

  • Use a soldering vacuum to remove the excess solder

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If necessary, strip 2mm of insulation from the wire.
  • If necessary, strip 2mm of insulation from the wire.

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Resolder wire to soldering point
  • Resolder wire to soldering point

  • Place wire in soldering point

  • Apply soldering iron and solder wire to the point

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Conclusion

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

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