Introduction

Plug your soldering iron in on the highest setting for later steps. This is a easy to intermediate level guide that requires a knowledge of soldering.

Place the tablet face up with portholes facing you.
  • Place the tablet face up with portholes facing you.

Use a fingernail, or a plastic opening tool to gently pry the black panel around the portholes. Be gentle and take your time. Excessive force could damage the device.
  • Use a fingernail, or a plastic opening tool to gently pry the black panel around the portholes.

    • Be gentle and take your time. Excessive force could damage the device.

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Use your fingers to pry the rest of the back off; slowly apply pressure from each side to break each clip connection. Use your fingers to pry the rest of the back off; slowly apply pressure from each side to break each clip connection. Use your fingers to pry the rest of the back off; slowly apply pressure from each side to break each clip connection.
  • Use your fingers to pry the rest of the back off; slowly apply pressure from each side to break each clip connection.

Once the back is off, position the tablet as shown and be sure to warm your soldering iron.
  • Once the back is off, position the tablet as shown and be sure to warm your soldering iron.

Place tip of the soldering iron on the end of the wire to break connection.
  • Place tip of the soldering iron on the end of the wire to break connection.

    • Remember to use proper safety precautions when soldering.

Grip the new microphone with tweezers and place in the slot.
  • Grip the new microphone with tweezers and place in the slot.

  • Solder the new connections while using tweezers to hold the speaker steady.

Conclusion

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

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