Introduction

This guide will show how the motherboard of the UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker is removed. This is an extensive and intrusive process which removes all components of the speaker.

First, remove the D-ring located on the bottom of the UE Boom 2, the opposite end of the power button.
  • First, remove the D-ring located on the bottom of the UE Boom 2, the opposite end of the power button.

  • Remove by twisting in a counter-clockwise motion.

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Remove the rubber port cover, peeling up from one end.
  • Remove the rubber port cover, peeling up from one end.

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  • Remove the rubber stripping using a metal spudger.

  • Work around the edge of the rubber stripping slowly prying up the edge.

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  • Continue removing the rubber stripping down the side.

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  • On the bottom, unscrew the four 15mm Phillips Head #2 screws, using a Phillips head #2 screwdriver.

  • Pry up at the location marked, and remove the plastic end cap

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  • Now on the top, unscrew the four 15 mm Phillips Head #2 screws, using a Phillips Head #2 screwdriver.

  • Using the metal spudger, pry up the plastic cap at the point marked and remove the cap.

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  • Carefully un-loop the cable with a plastic opening tool or spudger and unplug it from motherboard.

  • Pull out the battery, and handle with care.

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  • Using the metal spudger, pry up the plastic tab on the inside.

  • Pry up around the entire inside circumference.

  • Repeat on the other end.

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  • Using the metal spudger tool, pry up the inside edge of the mesh lining.

  • Working down the strip on both sides. Careful as to not rip the mesh.

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  • Unscrew the two 5 mm Phillips head #1 screws, using a Phillips Head #1 screwdriver.

  • Using the metal spudger, pry open the edge of the cover.

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  • Using the metal spudger, pry the plastic casing up.

  • Repeat on the other side of the speaker.

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  • Pull each cover off.

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  • Using the metal spudger, specifically the pointy end, find the gap between the speaker and billow (the larger rectangular speaker-like-object next to the speaker).

  • Pry the metal wire up and out at exactly this gap, then slide down wire towards one end to pop it out completely.

  • Once one end is out, use your fingers to gently pull off completely so as not to bend the wire too aggressively.

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  • Repeat previous process for other side of the speaker and billow (boxed).

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  • Using the metal spudger, work it under the billow.

  • Work the billow up around all edges, and pull out of casing.

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  • With the billow removed, pry up the pink rubber seal using a metal spudger.

  • Remove using fingers.

  • Do not use excessive force with the metal spudger, doing so could cut the seal.

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  • Using the metal spudger, work it under the edge of the speaker.

  • Work around the speaker on all sides.

  • Pull up slowly as there is a cable attached to the motherboard.

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  • Once speaker is detached from casing, remove cable from motherboard.

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  • Now, both the billow and speaker have been removed from one side of the Boom 2, repeat steps 13-18 for the other side.

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  • Using angled tweezers, pull up the black sheath on tan connector port.

  • Gently pull the white ribbon cable out from connector.

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  • With the ribbon cable disconnected from the motherboard, remove the bluetooth antennae.

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  • Confirm that all cables from speakers, Bluetooth antenna, and battery have been disconnected from the motherboard.

  • Grab the single piece of green motherboard that runs perpendicular to the motherboard, and pull out of casing.

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Conclusion

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

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