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iMac Intel 21.5" Retina 4K Display Right Speaker Replacement

Replace the right speaker in a 21.5" Retina 4K Late 2015 iMac EMC 2833.

Follow the steps in this guide to replace the right speaker in a 21.5" Retina 4K Late 2015 iMac.

Step 1 Right Speaker  ¶ 

Gently pull the right speaker cable connector straight down and out of its socket on the logic board. Gently pull the right speaker cable connector straight down and out of its socket on the logic board.

Step 1 Right Speaker  ¶ 

  • Gently pull the right speaker cable connector straight down and out of its socket on the logic board.

Step 2  ¶ 

Remove the two  10 mm T10 Torx screws securing the right speaker to the rear enclosure.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 10 mm T10 Torx screws securing the right speaker to the rear enclosure.

  • Rubber washers keep the screws snug in the speaker even when loosened. You can use tweezers or a fingernail to remove the screws, or simply leave them with the speaker assembly.

Step 3  ¶ 

Insert the tip of a spudger between the right speaker and the antenna cable, running it down the right side of the speaker to de-route the cable from its channel. If the channel is not easily accessible, you can tip the speaker slightly forward (away from the rear case) to gain access to the antenna cable. If the channel is not easily accessible, you can tip the speaker slightly forward (away from the rear case) to gain access to the antenna cable.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Insert the tip of a spudger between the right speaker and the antenna cable, running it down the right side of the speaker to de-route the cable from its channel.

  • If the channel is not easily accessible, you can tip the speaker slightly forward (away from the rear case) to gain access to the antenna cable.

Step 4  ¶ 

Tip the right speaker forward out of the rear enclosure, about 1 cm. Pull the speaker straight up and remove it from the iMac. Pull the speaker straight up and remove it from the iMac.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Tip the right speaker forward out of the rear enclosure, about 1 cm.

  • Pull the speaker straight up and remove it from the iMac.