Disclaimer - I am not responsible if you burn yourself or damage your phone while following this guide!
- Replacement Speaker
- A Small Cross Head / Phillips Screwdriver
- Another small screwdriver / Similar Instrument (I used a T3 Torx)
- Plastic prying tool (You could probably use the same as above)
- A hair-dryer (Preferably one with different pressure + heat settings)
- Blu-Tack / Glue / Something Sticky
1. Remove the back cover, battery, SIM card and MicroSD card.
2. Following this guide, remove the 8 screws holding the back panel on. Look at photo 5
3. Using the plastic prying tool, (or similar object) carefully remove the back casing, starting from the top near the headphone jack. Make sure you don't lose the ON button if it comes off.
4. After removing the back panel, put the rest of the phone to one side. Now, use the hair-dryer on the black piece covering the speaker. If possible, use a high heat - low pressure setting. I only used it for 45 seconds - 1 minute. I aimed at the edges of the plastic - where the split is, and also on the top of it.
5. As soon as you switch off the hair-dryer, have your other screwdriver / tool ready to put under the part which sticks out, next to the 2 gold contacts. Once you have the tool under it, try to flex the piece up - dont force it or you may snap/warp the plastic panel. Be careful as the plastic will be pretty hot.
If you cant get it to move, repeat steps 4 + 5. It took a few attempts before I got it off.
6. Once you have the plastic piece off which covers the speaker, you can just remove the speaker, it isn't attached. Put the new speaker in place, making sure the contacts are facing the edge of the phone.
7. Using Blu-Tack, put some around the rim where the old glue was, you need to stick the piece back down enough so you can put the back panel on the phone. Try to use as little as possible, you don't want it getting all over the speaker or phone circuit board.
8. After sticking the piece back on, re-assemble the phone and screw it back together, making sure the ON button is still attached/secure.
9. Replace the SIM card, MicroSD card, battery and back cover.
10. Boot up your device and test the speaker. Make sure no audio mods are on before testing, you may notice this new speaker is a bit louder than the old one, I did.
Hopefully your speaker is now working properly!
- You may be able to use some electrical tape to hold the plastic piece down, but make sure not to cover any of the gold contacts.
- You could use a heat gun to loosen the old glue up, but make sure to use a low heat setting so you dont melt the back panel!
(ill add stuff if i get any feedback)
-- Pictures coming soon ---
Edited by donk165, 28 June 2012 - 09:16 AM.