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Technique: Eton Soulra XL Woofer Wire Repair

Repair the connection to the woofer of the Eton Soulra XL.

  • Author: Nate Kilmer
  • Time estimate: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate

The Eton Soulra XL has two woofers that are relatively easy to access and reconnect, should one become disconnected. This guide will provide step-by-step instructions to disassemble, clean, and repair loose connections. You will need to know how to solder; review How To Solder and Desolder Connections if you are unfamiliar with the process.

Step 1 Eton Soulra XL Woofer Wire Repair  ¶ 

Gently pull down and out on the front cover; it should come off easily.

Step 1 Eton Soulra XL Woofer Wire Repair  ¶ 

  • Gently pull down and out on the front cover; it should come off easily.

  • This step is not necessary; if the cover does not come off easily it can be left on.

Step 2  ¶ 

Remove two screws from each side using a H2.5 hexagonal screwdriver.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove two screws from each side using a H2.5 hexagonal screwdriver.

Step 3  ¶ 

Pry off "Eton" logo from the side speaker covers using a pry tool.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Pry off "Eton" logo from the side speaker covers using a pry tool.

  • Be careful not to break the emblem when removing.

Step 4  ¶ 

Remove the two screws that were covered by the "Eton" logo using a PH0 screwdriver.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the two screws that were covered by the "Eton" logo using a PH0 screwdriver.

Step 5  ¶ 

The side speaker covers should come off easily now; remove them.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • The side speaker covers should come off easily now; remove them.

Step 6  ¶ 

Remove the five screws on the underside of the device using a PH0 screwdriver.

Step 6  ¶ 

  • Remove the five screws on the underside of the device using a PH0 screwdriver.

Step 7  ¶ 

Extend the solar panel into the upright position to access the screws on the backside of the device.

Step 7  ¶ 

  • Extend the solar panel into the upright position to access the screws on the backside of the device.

Step 8  ¶ 

Remove  the three screws at the top of the back panel using H2.5 hexagonal screwdriver.

Step 8  ¶ 

  • Remove the three screws at the top of the back panel using H2.5 hexagonal screwdriver.

Step 9  ¶ 

Remove the ten screws on the backside of the device using a long-neck PH0 screwdriver.

Step 9  ¶ 

  • Remove the ten screws on the backside of the device using a long-neck PH0 screwdriver.

  • Some of the screws are deep within the panel and require an appropriate (long neck PH0) screwdriver to access them.

Step 10  ¶ 

At this point, the back panel of the device should lift off easily. Lift it off and set aside.

Step 10  ¶ 

  • At this point, the back panel of the device should lift off easily. Lift it off and set aside.

Step 11  ¶ 

Use compressed air to clear away any dust or debris.

Step 11  ¶ 

  • Use compressed air to clear away any dust or debris.

Step 12  ¶ 

Inspect wires and locate any speaker loose connections.

Step 12  ¶ 

  • Inspect wires and locate any speaker loose connections.

Step 13  ¶ 

Solder loose wires back into place.

Step 13  ¶ 

  • Solder loose wires back into place.

  • Use the methods outlined in the ifixit soldering guide (link in the introduction).