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iPhone XS Max Lower Speaker Replacement

Remove or replace the main loudspeaker on the bottom edge of the iPhone XS Max.

  • Autor: Jeff Suovanen
  • Geschätzte Zeit: 1 - 2 Stunden
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Moderat

iPhone XS Max uses both the primary loudspeaker and the earpiece speaker together to produce stereo sound. Use this guide to replace the primary loudspeaker at the bottom of the phone only. Replacing this speaker can help resolve issues such as loss of sound, poor sound quality, and distorted sound.

Schritt 1 Lower Speaker  ¶ 

Remove the five 1.4 mm tri-point Y000 screws securing the bracket below the Taptic Engine and main speaker. Remove the five 1.4 mm tri-point Y000 screws securing the bracket below the Taptic Engine and main speaker.

Schritt 1 Lower Speaker  ¶ 

  • Remove the five 1.4 mm tri-point Y000 screws securing the bracket below the Taptic Engine and main speaker.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

The bracket is lightly adhered in place. Gently lift to unstick and remove the bracket, being careful not to bend it. If necessary, apply a little heat with a hair dryer or heat gun to soften the adhesive. (Putting an iOpener on the bracket is not recommended, as this may bend the spring contacts along the top.)

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • The bracket is lightly adhered in place.

  • Gently lift to unstick and remove the bracket, being careful not to bend it.

  • If necessary, apply a little heat with a hair dryer or heat gun to soften the adhesive. (Putting an iOpener on the bracket is not recommended, as this may bend the spring contacts along the top.)

Schritt 3  ¶ 

Remove the 1.3 mm tri-point Y000 screw securing the speaker connector cover. Remove the 1.3 mm tri-point Y000 screw securing the speaker connector cover.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the 1.3 mm tri-point Y000 screw securing the speaker connector cover.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

Push the speaker connector cover towards the battery, and then lift to unclip and remove it. Be very careful not to poke or puncture the battery with your tools. Be very careful not to poke or puncture the battery with your tools.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

  • Push the speaker connector cover towards the battery, and then lift to unclip and remove it.

  • Be very careful not to poke or puncture the battery with your tools.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the speaker connector. Use the tip of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the speaker connector.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the speaker connector.

Schritt 6  ¶ 

Remove the three screws securing the speaker: One 2.7 mm Phillips screw

Schritt 6  ¶ 

  • Remove the three screws securing the speaker:

  • One 2.7 mm Phillips screw

  • One 2.9 mm standoff screw

  • One 3.1 mm standoff screw

  • Standoff screws are best removed using an iPhone Standoff Screwdriver Bit and driver handle.

  • In a pinch, a small flathead screwdriver will do the job—but use extra caution to ensure it doesn't slip and damage surrounding components.

Schritt 7  ¶ 

When prying up the speaker, take care not to damage the speaker flex cable you just disconnected. If necessary, bend the cable toward the battery so the speaker has room to come out. Insert a spudger under the top edge of the speaker, near the edge of the iPhone's case.

Schritt 7  ¶ 

  • When prying up the speaker, take care not to damage the speaker flex cable you just disconnected. If necessary, bend the cable toward the battery so the speaker has room to come out.

  • Insert a spudger under the top edge of the speaker, near the edge of the iPhone's case.

  • Gently pry up and lift the top edge of the speaker slightly.

  • When reinstalling the speaker, check the position of the flex cable and make sure it doesn't get trapped underneath the speaker.

Schritt 8  ¶ 

While prying up the speaker, use tweezers to peel away the plastic bumper strip from the top edge of the speaker. If necessary, apply a little heat to soften the adhesive and make the bumper strip easier to separate.

Schritt 8  ¶ 

  • While prying up the speaker, use tweezers to peel away the plastic bumper strip from the top edge of the speaker.

  • If necessary, apply a little heat to soften the adhesive and make the bumper strip easier to separate.

Schritt 9  ¶ 

Hold the speaker by its side edges and rock it side-to-side, separating the adhesive securing it to the bottom edge of the iPhone. Pull the speaker away from the bottom edge of the iPhone until the adhesive gasket separates. Pull the speaker away from the bottom edge of the iPhone until the adhesive gasket separates.

Schritt 9  ¶ 

  • Hold the speaker by its side edges and rock it side-to-side, separating the adhesive securing it to the bottom edge of the iPhone.

  • Pull the speaker away from the bottom edge of the iPhone until the adhesive gasket separates.

Schritt 10  ¶ 

Remove the speaker. The speaker's adhesive gasket is not reusable. Peel away any remaining adhesive residue with tweezers.

Schritt 10  ¶ 

  • Remove the speaker.

  • The speaker's adhesive gasket is not reusable. Peel away any remaining adhesive residue with tweezers.

  • To help protect against water and dust intrusion, replace the adhesive gasket during reassembly. Prep the area by cleaning it with a bit of isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free cloth or coffee filter so that the gasket adheres properly. Install a new gasket onto the speaker, and then install the speaker.