Introdução

Fix your Google Home's poor audio quality with a new sound driver.

This guide will teach you how to take apart your Google Home to remove a faulty sound driver and replace it with a new one.

  1. Removing the lid too quickly could cause you to tear the interconnect cable that attaches the base to the top of the lid.
    • Removing the lid too quickly could cause you to tear the interconnect cable that attaches the base to the top of the lid.

    • Pull off the Google Home’s magnetically attached base and set it aside.

    • Using a Torx T6 screwdriver head, unscrew the four 1.7mm Torx screws deep in the speaker recess so that you can remove the lid.

    • After all four screws are out, pop the lid off the device to open the capsule.

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  2. Carefully remove the interconnect cable using a pair of tweezers.
    • Carefully remove the interconnect cable using a pair of tweezers.

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    • Remove the ‘O-ring’ that wraps around the device holding the switch panel in place.

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    • Using a Torx T6 screwdriver head, unscrew the four black 1.7mm Torx screws.

    • Remove the panel and the mute button switch. If done correctly you should now be able to see the device’s guitar-shaped motherboard.

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    • Disconnect the foam-padded, red and black cable that connects the motherboard to the sound driver, by squeezing and pulling on the tab

    • Disconnect the orange interconnect cable that connects the bottom of the device to the motherboard by pulling straight out on the orange tab.

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    • Using a Torx T6 screwdriver head, unscrew the five silver 1.7mm Torx screws keeping the motherboard in place.

    • Remove the motherboard.

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    • Using a Torx T6 screwdriver head, unscrew the four black 1.7mm Torx screws on the bottom of the device.

    • For this step you will need a T6 screwdriver with an extra long head to reach the screws.

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    • Using a Torx T6 screwdriver head, unscrew the six black 1.7mm Torx screws on the side of the device.

    Out of the the 4 corner screw one of them does not get unscrewed. Any idea. I had latest purchased Google home and one fine day I found the speaker got pushed inside and the sound has gone bad. Wanted to change the sound driver.

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    • Pull apart the black casing to reveal the sound driver.

    • Remove the sound driver.

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Conclusão

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

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