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Introduction

If your speaker is no longer producing sound, it may be necessary to replace the speaker altogether. This guide shows a step by step guide to fully access the speaker.

  1. Using the thumbtab molded on the bottom of the phone, pry the back cover off using either a fingernail or a plastic opening tool. Using the thumbtab molded on the bottom of the phone, pry the back cover off using either a fingernail or a plastic opening tool.
    • Using the thumbtab molded on the bottom of the phone, pry the back cover off using either a fingernail or a plastic opening tool.

  2. There is a molded notch in the white frame of the phone near the top right of the battery.  Using either a finger or a plastic opening tool, utilize the notch to lift up on the battery, and remove it from the device. This specific device did not come with a battery.
    • There is a molded notch in the white frame of the phone near the top right of the battery. Using either a finger or a plastic opening tool, utilize the notch to lift up on the battery, and remove it from the device.

    • This specific device did not come with a battery.

  3. Using a T5 screwdriver bit, remove the (6) 5.0 mm screws along the outside edge of the frame. Using a metal spudger, wedge the 6 plastic tabs molded into the outer shell away from the frame to lift up and remove it. Using a metal spudger, wedge the 6 plastic tabs molded into the outer shell away from the frame to lift up and remove it.
    • Using a T5 screwdriver bit, remove the (6) 5.0 mm screws along the outside edge of the frame.

    • Using a metal spudger, wedge the 6 plastic tabs molded into the outer shell away from the frame to lift up and remove it.

  4. Use a spudger to simultaneously leverage the shell away and the motherboard up from the body of the shell. Use a spudger to simultaneously leverage the shell away and the motherboard up from the body of the shell. Use a spudger to simultaneously leverage the shell away and the motherboard up from the body of the shell.
    • Use a spudger to simultaneously leverage the shell away and the motherboard up from the body of the shell.

  5. Using a metal spudger, lodge the tip underneath the speaker and between the soft foam surrounding the screen. Use the metal spudger to leverage out the speaker.
    • Using a metal spudger, lodge the tip underneath the speaker and between the soft foam surrounding the screen.

    • Use the metal spudger to leverage out the speaker.

    • The speaker is attached to the shell with an adhesive. Do not be too aggressive in your removal, else the speaker will come apart.

Conclusion

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

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