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  1. Be sure to unplug your HomePod before disassembly. Using a hairdryer on hot, heat up the top touch surface and remove.
    • Be sure to unplug your HomePod before disassembly.

    • Using a hairdryer on hot, heat up the top touch surface and remove.

    • The cover is not flexible. Special care must be taken to avoid cracking or snapping the top cover.

  2. Remove four T6 screws. Using a hair dryer on hot, soften the adhesive holding the touch pad assembly to the top frame. Using a guitar pick, carefully pry up the touch pad.
    • Remove four T6 screws.

    • Using a hair dryer on hot, soften the adhesive holding the touch pad assembly to the top frame.

    • Using a guitar pick, carefully pry up the touch pad.

  3. Maneuver the touch assembly board up from the top frame. Flip the retaining lever upwards with a spudger to release the ribbon cable. Remove the ribbon cable from the connector.
    • Maneuver the touch assembly board up from the top frame.

    • Flip the retaining lever upwards with a spudger to release the ribbon cable.

    • Remove the ribbon cable from the connector.

  4. Using tweezers (or fingers) unwind the drawstrings from the moorings. The drawstrings are wrapped/looped around each T6 screw post. Remove or loosen each and unwrap the drawstring. The drawstrings are wrapped/looped around each T6 screw post. Remove or loosen each and unwrap the drawstring.
    • Using tweezers (or fingers) unwind the drawstrings from the moorings.

    • The drawstrings are wrapped/looped around each T6 screw post. Remove or loosen each and unwrap the drawstring.

  5. Remove the four T6 screws securing the touch surface support disc to the lid and slide the 3D mesh fabric sleeve downwards. Remove the touch surface support frame disk from the HomePod.
    • Remove the four T6 screws securing the touch surface support disc to the lid and slide the 3D mesh fabric sleeve downwards.

    • Remove the touch surface support frame disk from the HomePod.

  6. Flip the logic board up and using a spudger, carefully pry the retaining lever upwards. Pop the ribbon cable straight upwards and out. This cable has "ears" on each side and doesn't not slide into the connector. Pop the ribbon cable straight upwards and out. This cable has "ears" on each side and doesn't not slide into the connector.
    • Flip the logic board up and using a spudger, carefully pry the retaining lever upwards.

    • Pop the ribbon cable straight upwards and out. This cable has "ears" on each side and doesn't not slide into the connector.

  7. Using a spudger, remove the nine rubber screw caps. Using a Torx T6 screwdriver, remove the nine T6 screws securing the top to the main housing. Using a Torx T6 screwdriver, remove the nine T6 screws securing the top to the main housing.
    • Using a spudger, remove the nine rubber screw caps.

    • Using a Torx T6 screwdriver, remove the nine T6 screws securing the top to the main housing.

  8. Using a hairdryer on high heat, aim the hairdryer as shown and heat the perimeter just below the seam where the top meets the main housing. This step is critical. If you have trouble with the next step, repeat the heating process in the trouble area. This step is critical. If you have trouble with the next step, repeat the heating process in the trouble area.
    • Using a hairdryer on high heat, aim the hairdryer as shown and heat the perimeter just below the seam where the top meets the main housing.

    • This step is critical. If you have trouble with the next step, repeat the heating process in the trouble area.

  9. This step requires significant force even with plenty of heat applied in the previous step. Insert a wide flat blade screwdriver wrapped in 1-2 layers of electrical tape. You will need to apply a fair amount of pressure to wedge the screwdriver head in the small gap.
    • This step requires significant force even with plenty of heat applied in the previous step.

    • Insert a wide flat blade screwdriver wrapped in 1-2 layers of electrical tape.

    • You will need to apply a fair amount of pressure to wedge the screwdriver head in the small gap.

    • Pull the top cover straight up. This will need to be done in four sections.

  10. Be careful when freeing the top from the glue. The ribbon cable we disconnected in Step 7 is adhered to the top and can easily become torn. Be careful when freeing the top from the glue. The ribbon cable we disconnected in Step 7 is adhered to the top and can easily become torn. Be careful when freeing the top from the glue. The ribbon cable we disconnected in Step 7 is adhered to the top and can easily become torn.
    • Be careful when freeing the top from the glue. The ribbon cable we disconnected in Step 7 is adhered to the top and can easily become torn.

  11. Careful peel the ribbon cable from the top. Take your time as you don't want to tear this cable.
    • Careful peel the ribbon cable from the top.

    • Take your time as you don't want to tear this cable.

  12. Remove the six Torx T6 screws securing the woofer. Carefully lift the woofer out by it's edges and slip the logic board ribbon cable through. Carefully lift the woofer out by it's edges and slip the logic board ribbon cable through.
    • Remove the six Torx T6 screws securing the woofer.

    • Carefully lift the woofer out by it's edges and slip the logic board ribbon cable through.

  13. Support the woofer on the top edge of the HomePod with your hand. With your other hand, reach inside and squeeze the tab on the connector and pull strait up to disconnect the woofer from the amplifier board. Remove the woofer from the HomePod.
    • Support the woofer on the top edge of the HomePod with your hand.

    • With your other hand, reach inside and squeeze the tab on the connector and pull strait up to disconnect the woofer from the amplifier board.

    • Remove the woofer from the HomePod.

  14. Remove the woofer's gasket. This is a simple, yet critical part and sealing the enclosure with the driver installed. Failure to replace this gasket will result in degradation of sound and excessive air noise. This is a simple, yet critical part and sealing the enclosure with the driver installed. Failure to replace this gasket will result in degradation of sound and excessive air noise.
    • Remove the woofer's gasket.

    • This is a simple, yet critical part and sealing the enclosure with the driver installed. Failure to replace this gasket will result in degradation of sound and excessive air noise.

  15. Remove the six Torx T6 screws. Note the small delicate rubber O rings that go with each screw. Replace any damaged or missing O rings. Note the small delicate rubber O rings that go with each screw. Replace any damaged or missing O rings.
    • Remove the six Torx T6 screws.

    • Note the small delicate rubber O rings that go with each screw. Replace any damaged or missing O rings.

  16. Using a spudger, push the silicone grommet through the upper ring. Remove the upper ring from the HomePod. Remove the upper ring from the HomePod.
    • Using a spudger, push the silicone grommet through the upper ring.

    • Remove the upper ring from the HomePod.

  17. With the upper ring removed, remove the grommet from the ribbon cable. Rotate the middle ring counter clockwise to unscrew it from the HomePod. Rotate the middle ring counter clockwise to unscrew it from the HomePod.
    • With the upper ring removed, remove the grommet from the ribbon cable.

    • Rotate the middle ring counter clockwise to unscrew it from the HomePod.

  18. Push down on the locking tab and pull in the direction of the arrow. Remove the four Torx T6 screws securing the power supply to the amplifier board. Remove the four Torx T6 screws securing the power supply to the amplifier board.
    • Push down on the locking tab and pull in the direction of the arrow.

    • Remove the four Torx T6 screws securing the power supply to the amplifier board.

  19. Be sure to pull straight up (orange arrow) when removing the power supply (after removing the screws). This connector is fragile and easily damaged during removal and installation! The third photo shows how the power supply board properly mates with the amplifier board. The third photo shows how the power supply board properly mates with the amplifier board.
    • Be sure to pull straight up (orange arrow) when removing the power supply (after removing the screws). This connector is fragile and easily damaged during removal and installation!

    • The third photo shows how the power supply board properly mates with the amplifier board.

  20. Disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the amplifier board to the logic board. Remove the 14 Torx T6 screws securing the amplifier board to the 7 tweeters. Carefully lift out and remove the amplifier board from the HomePod.
    • Disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the amplifier board to the logic board.

    • Remove the 14 Torx T6 screws securing the amplifier board to the 7 tweeters.

    • Carefully lift out and remove the amplifier board from the HomePod.

  21. Disconnect the 3 ribbon cables from the Microphone board. Using a hair dryer, heat the microphone board from the back side. Using a plastic spudger, remove the PCB from the housing.
    • Disconnect the 3 ribbon cables from the Microphone board.

    • Using a hair dryer, heat the microphone board from the back side.

    • Using a plastic spudger, remove the PCB from the housing.

  22. This is difficult to do, but with two spudgers and a finger nail, it's possible. Using one hand to depress the 2 spiders and a finger nail to depress the 3rd clip, use your free hand to unscrew (counter clockwise) the tweeter retaining ring. It is only necessary to rotate the tweeter retention ring several turns. It is not necessary to remove it entirely.
    • This is difficult to do, but with two spudgers and a finger nail, it's possible.

    • Using one hand to depress the 2 spiders and a finger nail to depress the 3rd clip, use your free hand to unscrew (counter clockwise) the tweeter retaining ring.

    • It is only necessary to rotate the tweeter retention ring several turns. It is not necessary to remove it entirely.

  23. Remove the three screws that secure the tweeter in place. Remove the three screws that secure the tweeter in place.
    • Remove the three screws that secure the tweeter in place.

  24. Remove the two T6 screws securing the diagnostic port to the bottom housing Careful peel the ribbon cable from the wall of the HomePod. Take care not to tear this cable. Remember it helps to heat the outside of the housing near the ribbon cable with a hair dryer to soften the adhesive securing this ribbon cable in place.
    • Remove the two T6 screws securing the diagnostic port to the bottom housing

    • Careful peel the ribbon cable from the wall of the HomePod. Take care not to tear this cable.

    • Remember it helps to heat the outside of the housing near the ribbon cable with a hair dryer to soften the adhesive securing this ribbon cable in place.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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