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Even if you have a premium speaker, you should understand how to open Bluetooth speakers in case of issues. Top-tier Bluetooth speakers often feature sleek designs where there are no visible flathead screwdriver spots. Luckily, you can still access your no-screw speaker to fix charging issues, dead speakers, and other problems. Stick around to learn how to take apart Bluetooth speakers with no screws.
However, if you’re looking for a guide to pair Google Home to a Bluetooth speaker, read our guide here.
Before joining the repair revolution and diving into the disassembly process, consider learning how to make Bluetooth speakers at home. You can avoid broken solder joints, speaker wires, and other damage by understanding the electronic components that make wireless speakers work.
Take pictures of your speaker when you open it, giving you a rough blueprint for the assembly process.
Even cheap Bluetooth speakers allow for multiple connection methods other than wireless. You can learn how to play a USB drive on Bluetooth speakers if your unit has a USB charging socket. Additionally, understanding how to use AUX mode in Bluetooth speakers can help you out when electronic devices do not support wireless connectivity.
Most no-screw speakers are still fixable products, even if their design might discourage users from replacing broken components. That said, understand how long subwoofers last because you do not want to invest in major components if your speaker is too old.
Once users interested in repairability learn how to access their speaker’s electrical components, they can install replacement batteries or repair bad solder joints. So, before jumping into a repair guide, learn how to open a no-screw speaker system.
However, for small wireless devices, you probably don’t want to open them unless you’re skilled in electronics repair. So, don’t try to open the speaker in our DOSS Bluetooth speaker review.
Disconnect the Bluetooth speaker from power, and look on the outside for gaps in the case. If your case is made from plastic or wood, you can create a small gap with a metal cutting blade.
Most screwless speakers hold their case together with glue. Use a heat gun or hair dryer to loosen the glue, making it more pliable for the next step. You may repeat this step as you pry the case open.
Do not attempt to open your speaker without turning off the power button and disconnecting the power cord.
Once you’ve found or made a gap in the speaker enclosure and softened the glue, use a flat-head screwdriver to pry the case open. Keep a firm grip on the screwdriver handle, and slowly loosen the case.
Reheat the glue as needed, and do not try to force the case open. Speakers with a brittle wood-composite speaker cabinet or a plastic shell might break if you forcefully pry them open.
Once you remove the outside of the enclosure, you may see an internal case with hidden screws or plastic clips. If your speaker doesn’t feature an internal case, you now have access to the major components.
Remove the hidden screws, and pry the internal cover away with a metal blade or screwdriver. If you see plastic clips or hinges, carefully pop them loose because they are near-impossible to repair.
STAT: A 2020 Pew Research Center survey showed that 19% of Americans say “please” to their smart speaker’s voice assistant. (source)
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