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Introduction

Well, the Powerbeats Pro have finally made their way to our teardown table. We’re excited about their potential to be more repairable than their glue-filled siblings. Is it irrational to hope that something this small from an Apple-owned company will be repairable? Probably. Do we still have that hope? You bet we do. Check out our video teardown and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more teardowns and other repair videos.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Powerbeats Pro, use our service manual.

    Final Thoughts
    • The battery is a fairly common button-cell, and is only lightly soldered in place, meaning battery swaps are technically possible with the right tools.
    • The earbuds’ opening procedure is not totally destructive per se, but it will likely lead to at least some cosmetic damage.
    • The earbuds’ internal circuitry is all connected with fragile ribbon cables that do not detach, so a full disassembly can only be accomplished destructively.
    • The charging case is a nightmarish bucket of glue, making potential battery replacements unnecessarily difficult and destructive.
    Repairability Score
    1
    Repairability 1 out of 10
    (10 is easiest to repair)

4 Comments

Review missed the debris screens in the ear tubes which often get damaged. How to replace possibly.

chronus - Reply

I can’t connect them when they are in the case are connect if I take them out of the case they disconnected. and it says they need to be on and on range help please

Eduardo Gaspar - Reply

So far it is just the case for mine that seems broken - It won’t charge the buds properly. I really don’t mind cosmetic damage if I can replace the case’s battery (assuming that is the culprit). Where might I get a replacement battery? Also, if I used enough care, could I not just cut into the case closer to the battery to get at it from underneath?

Tom Hernandez - Reply

I pushed my mesh in on one of my pods. Is there any fix to just bring it back?

AuxCord Broke - Reply

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