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UE BOOM 2 Motherboard Replacement

The motherboard is the brain and beauty of the UE Boom 2, this deals with power distribution and computation for the speaker.

  • Autor: iRobot
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This guide will show how the motherboard of the UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker is removed. This is an extensive and intrusive process which removes all components of the speaker.

Schritt 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

First, remove the D-ring located on the bottom of the UE Boom 2, the opposite end of the power button. Remove by twisting in a counter-clockwise motion.

Schritt 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

  • First, remove the D-ring located on the bottom of the UE Boom 2, the opposite end of the power button.

  • Remove by twisting in a counter-clockwise motion.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

Remove the rubber port cover, peeling up from one end. Remove the rubber port cover, peeling up from one end.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the rubber port cover, peeling up from one end.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

Remove the rubber stripping using a metal spudger. Work around the edge of the rubber stripping slowly prying up the edge. Work around the edge of the rubber stripping slowly prying up the edge.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the rubber stripping using a metal spudger.

  • Work around the edge of the rubber stripping slowly prying up the edge.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

Continue removing the rubber stripping down the side.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

  • Continue removing the rubber stripping down the side.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

On the bottom, unscrew the four 15mm Phillips Head #2 screws, using a Phillips head #2 screwdriver. Pry up at the location marked, and remove the plastic end cap Pry up at the location marked, and remove the plastic end cap

Schritt 5  ¶ 

  • On the bottom, unscrew the four 15mm Phillips Head #2 screws, using a Phillips head #2 screwdriver.

  • Pry up at the location marked, and remove the plastic end cap

Schritt 6  ¶ 

Now on the top, unscrew the four 15 mm Phillips Head #2 screws, using a Phillips Head #2 screwdriver. Using the metal spudger, pry up the plastic cap at the point marked and remove the cap. Using the metal spudger, pry up the plastic cap at the point marked and remove the cap.

Schritt 6  ¶ 

  • Now on the top, unscrew the four 15 mm Phillips Head #2 screws, using a Phillips Head #2 screwdriver.

  • Using the metal spudger, pry up the plastic cap at the point marked and remove the cap.

Schritt 7  ¶ 

Carefully un-loop the cable with a plastic opening tool or spudger and unplug it from motherboard. Pull out the battery, and handle with care. Pull out the battery, and handle with care.

Schritt 7  ¶ 

  • Carefully un-loop the cable with a plastic opening tool or spudger and unplug it from motherboard.

  • Pull out the battery, and handle with care.

Schritt 8  ¶ 

Using the metal spudger, pry up the plastic tab on the inside. Pry up around the entire inside circumference. Repeat on the other end.

Schritt 8  ¶ 

  • Using the metal spudger, pry up the plastic tab on the inside.

  • Pry up around the entire inside circumference.

  • Repeat on the other end.

Schritt 9  ¶ 

Using the metal spudger tool, pry up the inside edge of the mesh lining. Working down the strip on both sides. Careful as to not rip the mesh. Working down the strip on both sides. Careful as to not rip the mesh.

Schritt 9  ¶ 

  • Using the metal spudger tool, pry up the inside edge of the mesh lining.

  • Working down the strip on both sides. Careful as to not rip the mesh.

Schritt 10  ¶ 

Unscrew the two 5 mm Phillips head #1 screws, using a Phillips Head #1 screwdriver. Using the metal spudger, pry open the edge of the cover. Using the metal spudger, pry open the edge of the cover.

Schritt 10  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the two 5 mm Phillips head #1 screws, using a Phillips Head #1 screwdriver.

  • Using the metal spudger, pry open the edge of the cover.

Schritt 11  ¶ 

Using the metal spudger, pry the plastic casing up. Repeat on the other side of the speaker. Repeat on the other side of the speaker.

Schritt 11  ¶ 

  • Using the metal spudger, pry the plastic casing up.

  • Repeat on the other side of the speaker.

Schritt 12  ¶ 

Pull each cover off. Pull each cover off.

Schritt 12  ¶ 

  • Pull each cover off.

Schritt 13  ¶ 

Using the metal spudger, specifically the pointy end, find the gap between the speaker and billow (the larger rectangular speaker-like-object next to the speaker). Pry the metal wire up and out at exactly this gap, then slide down wire towards one end to pop it out completely. Once one end is out, use your fingers to gently pull off completely so as not to bend the wire too aggressively.

Schritt 13  ¶ 

  • Using the metal spudger, specifically the pointy end, find the gap between the speaker and billow (the larger rectangular speaker-like-object next to the speaker).

  • Pry the metal wire up and out at exactly this gap, then slide down wire towards one end to pop it out completely.

  • Once one end is out, use your fingers to gently pull off completely so as not to bend the wire too aggressively.

Schritt 14  ¶ 

Repeat previous process for other side of the speaker and billow (boxed).

Schritt 14  ¶ 

  • Repeat previous process for other side of the speaker and billow (boxed).

Schritt 15  ¶ 

Using the metal spudger, work it under the billow. Work the billow up around all edges, and pull out of casing. Work the billow up around all edges, and pull out of casing.

Schritt 15  ¶ 

  • Using the metal spudger, work it under the billow.

  • Work the billow up around all edges, and pull out of casing.

Schritt 16  ¶ 

With the billow removed, pry up the pink rubber seal using a metal spudger. Remove using fingers. Do not use excessive force with the metal spudger, doing so could cut the seal.

Schritt 16  ¶ 

  • With the billow removed, pry up the pink rubber seal using a metal spudger.

  • Remove using fingers.

  • Do not use excessive force with the metal spudger, doing so could cut the seal.

Schritt 17  ¶ 

Using the metal spudger, work it under the edge of the speaker. Work around the speaker on all sides. Pull up slowly as there is a cable attached to the motherboard.

Schritt 17  ¶ 

  • Using the metal spudger, work it under the edge of the speaker.

  • Work around the speaker on all sides.

  • Pull up slowly as there is a cable attached to the motherboard.

Schritt 18  ¶ 

Once speaker is detached from casing, remove cable from motherboard. Once speaker is detached from casing, remove cable from motherboard.

Schritt 18  ¶ 

  • Once speaker is detached from casing, remove cable from motherboard.

Schritt 19  ¶ 

Now, both the billow and speaker have been removed from one side of the Boom 2, repeat steps 13-18 for the other side. Now, both the billow and speaker have been removed from one side of the Boom 2, repeat steps 13-18 for the other side.

Schritt 19  ¶ 

  • Now, both the billow and speaker have been removed from one side of the Boom 2, repeat steps 13-18 for the other side.

Schritt 20  ¶ 

Using angled tweezers, pull up the black sheath on  tan connector port. Gently pull the white ribbon cable out from connector. Gently pull the white ribbon cable out from connector.

Schritt 20  ¶ 

  • Using angled tweezers, pull up the black sheath on tan connector port.

  • Gently pull the white ribbon cable out from connector.

Schritt 21  ¶ 

With the ribbon cable disconnected from the motherboard, remove the bluetooth antennae. With the ribbon cable disconnected from the motherboard, remove the bluetooth antennae.

Schritt 21  ¶ 

  • With the ribbon cable disconnected from the motherboard, remove the bluetooth antennae.

Schritt 22  ¶ 

Confirm that all cables from speakers, Bluetooth antenna, and battery have been disconnected from the motherboard. Grab the single piece of green motherboard that runs perpendicular to the motherboard, and pull out of casing. Grab the single piece of green motherboard that runs perpendicular to the motherboard, and pull out of casing.

Schritt 22  ¶ 

  • Confirm that all cables from speakers, Bluetooth antenna, and battery have been disconnected from the motherboard.

  • Grab the single piece of green motherboard that runs perpendicular to the motherboard, and pull out of casing.