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Introduction

Since the Micro USB / AUX Port connectors are super-glued into the white casing, it is nearly impossible to replace it without replacing the whole piece of casing. Follow this guide to isolate and replace the white casing containing the Micro USB / AUX Port.

  1. Make sure the device is powered off before you begin to disassemble the speaker. Remove the trim from the speaker using a jimmy or metal spudger. Remove the trim from the speaker using a jimmy or metal spudger.
    • Make sure the device is powered off before you begin to disassemble the speaker.

    • Remove the trim from the speaker using a jimmy or metal spudger.

  2. Use the PH1 screwdriver to remove all five of the 6 mm screws from the battery cover. Remove the battery cover and set the cover aside.
    • Use the PH1 screwdriver to remove all five of the 6 mm screws from the battery cover.

    • Remove the battery cover and set the cover aside.

  3. Use a spudger to carefully remove the liquid electrical tape that holds the battery inside the battery compartment. Be careful not to puncture the battery, or damage the battery wire underneath the liquid electrical tape.
    • Use a spudger to carefully remove the liquid electrical tape that holds the battery inside the battery compartment.

    • Be careful not to puncture the battery, or damage the battery wire underneath the liquid electrical tape.

  4. Use a nylon spudger to lift the battery out of the device. Lift the end of the battery that does not have the wire connection and remove the 16 mm PH2 screw underneath the battery.
    • Use a nylon spudger to lift the battery out of the device.

    • Lift the end of the battery that does not have the wire connection and remove the 16 mm PH2 screw underneath the battery.

    • Notice the wire that is connecting the battery to the device. Attempting to remove the battery completely could cause damage to the wire. Do not use a metal spudger to remove the battery, this could cause damage.

  5. Remove the four 16 mm screws from the white plastic casing using the PH2 screwdriver. Remove the four 16 mm screws from the white plastic casing using the PH2 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 16 mm screws from the white plastic casing using the PH2 screwdriver.

  6. Starting in a corner of the device where the casing and the side meet, use a pointed metal spudger to pry the back casing off the speaker and the glue holding the seam together. Slide the metal spudger along the seam to separate the back casing from the rest of the speaker.
    • Starting in a corner of the device where the casing and the side meet, use a pointed metal spudger to pry the back casing off the speaker and the glue holding the seam together.

    • Slide the metal spudger along the seam to separate the back casing from the rest of the speaker.

  7. Once the back casing is open, disconnect the three white connectors from the motherboard. Remove the upper casing.
    • Once the back casing is open, disconnect the three white connectors from the motherboard.

    • Remove the upper casing.

  8. Turn your attention to the back casing removed in Step 7.
    • Turn your attention to the back casing removed in Step 7.

  9. Using a razor blade, remove the glue holding the battery cable in place.
    • Using a razor blade, remove the glue holding the battery cable in place.

    • Use multiple vertical cuts to remove pieces of the glue.

    • Be careful not to cut the battery cables.

  10. Remove the foam surrounding the battery cable.
    • Remove the foam surrounding the battery cable.

  11. To remove the battery, pull the battery cable through the hole.
    • To remove the battery, pull the battery cable through the hole.

    • This entire white piece needs to be replaced (if replacing the aux/usb port).

  12. Place the battery into the new white casing. Reassemble the device by following the steps in reverse order.
    • Place the battery into the new white casing.

    • Reassemble the device by following the steps in reverse order.

Conclusion

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

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Hi. This is the problem my speaker is having, but all I need to know is where to buy the replacement back. That's certainly something you should have included in your guide.

trevormeyer - 답글

The purpose of a guide is to show how to fix the device, not obtain parts. I suggest eBay.

Joe Durand -

Joe Durand. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to share such an enlightening comment.

Pete Hyde -

Yeah what was the point of this if people can't actually do it. BS

Gabriel Bohlmann - 답글

The point is to guide people on the replacement of parts, not obtaining parts. I suggest eBay.

Joe Durand -

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