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Introdução

If there is no sound coming from your speakers, this guide will instruct you on how to replace the speakers.

  1. Have the front of the device facing you. Begin near one of the curved edges of the device (see photo two for visual example).
    • Have the front of the device facing you.

    • Begin near one of the curved edges of the device (see photo two for visual example).

    • Place a plastic opening tool between the front and back panels.

    • If a plastic opening tool doesn’t work, using a metal spudger may work, but it may damage the plastic on the device.

    • Remember to remove the micro SD card (if present) before you begin.

  2. Once the plastic opening tool is fully inserted, wedge it around the device’s edges to separate the panels. Lift the back panel off of the device.
    • Once the plastic opening tool is fully inserted, wedge it around the device’s edges to separate the panels.

    • Lift the back panel off of the device.

    • The back panel will make a clicking noise while being lifted off of the device.

  3. Remove the adhesive film and flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF battery connector.
    • Remove the adhesive film and flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF battery connector.

    • Slide the orange battery ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.

  4. Remove the adhesive film, lift the retaining tab and withdraw the white speaker ribbon. Remove the adhesive film, lift the retaining tab and withdraw the white speaker ribbon.
    • Remove the adhesive film, lift the retaining tab and withdraw the white speaker ribbon.

  5. Lift the retaining tab and withdraw the black LCD ribbon. Lift the retaining tab and withdraw the black LCD ribbon. Lift the retaining tab and withdraw the black LCD ribbon.
    • Lift the retaining tab and withdraw the black LCD ribbon.

  6. Using a Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove the ten 4 mm screws around the battery. Slide a plastic opening tool under the bottom of the battery close to the speakers and lift up.
    • Using a Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove the ten 4 mm screws around the battery.

    • Slide a plastic opening tool under the bottom of the battery close to the speakers and lift up.

    • The large rectangular white and black piece is the entire battery. Be careful not to puncture it.

  7. Use Phillips # 000 to remove the 4 mm .3 cm screw on each speaker.
    • Use Phillips # 000 to remove the 4 mm .3 cm screw on each speaker.

    • If you encounter a stripped screw, see iFixit’s guide on how to remove it here.

  8. Place the plastic opening tool on the edge of the speaker.
    • Place the plastic opening tool on the edge of the speaker.

    • Lodge the plastic opening tool under each speaker and lift them up and out of the device.

Conclusão

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

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