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When one or all of the buttons stop working on a device, it can be a frightening thing. Use this guide to help.

  1. Four round, plastic plugs are located on the back of the device. Using a metal spudger, carefully pry up the plastic covers.
    • Four round, plastic plugs are located on the back of the device.

    • Using a metal spudger, carefully pry up the plastic covers.

    • The covers are all glued on, so be careful not to scar the casing when prying them off. If possible, use a spudger or plastic opening tool to remove them.

    hi i just finished prying apart those round buttons. it is very important to know if you dont want to mangle the button trying to pry it loose. if your looking down at the four buttons the inside part of all the four round circles is where you put a thin small tool, that is where the opening is to eventually pull up the whole thing without having to mangle the circle. so if your looking at the four circles the opening will be in the part of circle where all rounds face each other inward i hope this helps

    art - Antwort

    Note that the torx plus is a 5 star tool, and was the size 15 for me. Make sure you don't purchase the common 6 sided star tool.

    Mark - Antwort

    Knowing you have to replace battery, why are the %#*@ things glued on? Just sayin’

    Toni - Antwort

    Knowing battery needs to be replaced, why are these things glued??

    Toni - Antwort

    Not a tool to remove! Why’re they glued in the first place?

    Toni - Antwort

    I’ve ruined perfectly good tools!

    Toni - Antwort

    This has become stupid! Posting comments that never appear!

    Toni - Antwort

    Should be effing impossible!

    Toni - Antwort

    Sorry, just now found them! Honestly, this can become impossible!

    Toni - Antwort

    I found it not possible to remove the screw caps cleanly, without messing up the case around the caps. Here’s a new method. This method damages the screw caps, but it keeps the case from getting mangled.

    1. Use a spring-loaded center punch to emboss a small dimple in the center of each screw cap.

    2. Drill a hole (using a 1/8th-inch bit) in each cap, using the aforementioned dimple to center the bit.

    3. Use a small screwdriver shaft to pry out each screw cap, working each cap gently up and out, in a circular motion.

    NOTE: The prying action (not to mention the hole you just drilled) will damage the screw caps enough that you probably will end up just tossing them. They serve no functional purpose other than to make replacing the battery more challenging. (Thanks Bose!)

    If you do elect to re-install the screw caps, note that they’re keyed uniquely (in pairs). They are not interchangeable.

    I tossed mine.

    Riccardo - Antwort

  2. Remove the four 1.8 cm Torx Plus TR screws from the outer case. Remove the four 1.8 cm Torx Plus TR screws from the outer case.
    • Remove the four 1.8 cm Torx Plus TR screws from the outer case.

    the torque sizing bit would be the number 5 torque bit which will fit in the screw to unscrew it

    art - Antwort

    My experience required a number 15 torx plus head.

    This was a 5 sided star, not a 6 sided star.

    Mark - Antwort

    It's NOT torx plus. It's torx SECURITY. Torx Plus is designed for high torque situations. The bit with the hole in the middle is Torx Security.

    Dennis Lupatsky - Antwort

    So what size Torx Security bit is needed for this task please and thank you

    Cobb Adams -

    Ok,how much more complicated can this get?

    Toni - Antwort

    Disappointed the Pro Tech Toolkit didn’t include the tip I needed. However I would like to know how to buy a 1.8 tip. The link you give in the list of tools needed takes me to a product on Amazon which includes 10, 15, 20 tips. I’d assume a 1.8 cm would be an 18?

    mark thornburg - Antwort

    1,8 cm is the length of the screw. Security Torx f a center pin, so you need a tip with a corresponding hole. Try 10, 15 or 20.

    VauWeh -

    1,8 cm is the length of the screw. Security Torx feature a center pin, so you need a tip with a corresponding hole. Try 10, 15 or 20.

    VauWeh - Antwort

  3. Carefully open up the casing. The top button pad may need to be re-glued upon installing the new casing.
    • Carefully open up the casing.

    • The top button pad may need to be re-glued upon installing the new casing.

  4. Lift up the retaining flap on the button cable ZIF connector. Pull the button cable straight out of the connector.
    • Lift up the retaining flap on the button cable ZIF connector.

    • Pull the button cable straight out of the connector.

  5. Carefully pull the ribbon cable through the rubber gasket that runs around the device. Carefully pull the ribbon cable through the rubber gasket that runs around the device.
    • Carefully pull the ribbon cable through the rubber gasket that runs around the device.

  6. To remove the old rubber button pad, carefully peel it off of the blue casing.
    • To remove the old rubber button pad, carefully peel it off of the blue casing.

Abschluss

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order, starting from Step 6.

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Great guide, and I think I can manage this. But, where can I get the Replacement Bose SoundLink Color Button Pad??

Fred

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