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Introducción

If there is a sense of general unresponsiveness or faulty functionality in your JBL Pulse 2 speaker, you may need to replace the motherboard. Replacing the motherboard ensures that your device works at peak capacity.

  1. Remove the rubber rings from either end of the device. If there is difficulty in lifting the rings from the device, use the metal spudger.
    • Remove the rubber rings from either end of the device.

    • If there is difficulty in lifting the rings from the device, use the metal spudger.

  2. Remove the four 4.8mm Phillips #1  screws from each end of the device with the Phillips head screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 4.8mm Phillips #1 screws from each end of the device with the Phillips head screwdriver.

    • Lift the end pieces off of the device.

  3. Remove the four 9.5mm Phillips #1 screws from each end of the device.
    • Remove the four 9.5mm Phillips #1 screws from each end of the device.

  4. Peel one end off and slowly draw it across the length of the device until you get to the other side. Peel one end off and slowly draw it across the length of the device until you get to the other side.
    • Peel one end off and slowly draw it across the length of the device until you get to the other side.

  5. Remove the four  7.9mm Phillips #1 screws along the black centerpiece of the device between the camera and the auxiliary port. Lift up the casing and circuit board but do not try and remove the ribbon wires. Lift up the casing and circuit board but do not try and remove the ribbon wires.
    • Remove the four 7.9mm Phillips #1 screws along the black centerpiece of the device between the camera and the auxiliary port.

    • Lift up the casing and circuit board but do not try and remove the ribbon wires.

  6. Remove the cover from the end that the ribbon wires are attached to. It should peel off easily.
    • Remove the cover from the end that the ribbon wires are attached to. It should peel off easily.

  7. Unlatch the mechanism holding the ribbon wires in place, then disconnect them from the motherboard. To access the wires, remove some of the black glue holding them in place with the spudger.
    • Unlatch the mechanism holding the ribbon wires in place, then disconnect them from the motherboard.

    • To access the wires, remove some of the black glue holding them in place with the spudger.

  8. Slowly pull the ribbon wires out from the outside. If there is too much resistance, remove more of the black glue.
    • Slowly pull the ribbon wires out from the outside.

    • If there is too much resistance, remove more of the black glue.

  9. Remove the four 7.9mm Phillips #1 screws around the edges of the center piece. Slide the outer casing off away from the auxiliary and micro USB port.
    • Remove the four 7.9mm Phillips #1 screws around the edges of the center piece.

    • Slide the outer casing off away from the auxiliary and micro USB port.

  10. Remove the other end of the device to access the wiring underneath it.
    • Remove the other end of the device to access the wiring underneath it.

  11. Use the angled tweezers to disconnect the battery from the motherboard. It will take some work to remove this piece.
    • Use the angled tweezers to disconnect the battery from the motherboard. It will take some work to remove this piece.

  12. Remove the four 7.9mm Phillips #1 screws from the black centerpiece of the device.
    • Remove the four 7.9mm Phillips #1 screws from the black centerpiece of the device.

  13. Use the spudger to reach under the sides of the black centerpiece to access the six latches, three of which are on each side. Use the spudger to reach under the sides of the black centerpiece to access the six latches, three of which are on each side.
    • Use the spudger to reach under the sides of the black centerpiece to access the six latches, three of which are on each side.

  14. Lift the black centerpiece off with the metal spudger to reveal the battery underneath. Lift the black centerpiece off with the metal spudger to reveal the battery underneath.
    • Lift the black centerpiece off with the metal spudger to reveal the battery underneath.

  15. Use a hot air gun to soften the hot glue in order to fully remove the battery.
    • Use a hot air gun to soften the hot glue in order to fully remove the battery.

  16. Manually remove the LED strips from the outside of the white plastic casing. Manually remove the LED strips from the outside of the white plastic casing. Manually remove the LED strips from the outside of the white plastic casing.
    • Manually remove the LED strips from the outside of the white plastic casing.

  17. Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the ten 9.5mm screws that hold the cage in place. Lift the cage off. Lift the cage off.
    • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the ten 9.5mm screws that hold the cage in place.

    • Lift the cage off.

  18. Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the eight 6.4mm screws that hold the speakers in place. Partially remove the speakers so you can see where they connect to the motherboard.
    • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the eight 6.4mm screws that hold the speakers in place.

    • Partially remove the speakers so you can see where they connect to the motherboard.

  19. Use the straight tweezers to disconnect the speakers from the motherboard. Fully remove the speakers once they are disconnected from the motherboard.
    • Use the straight tweezers to disconnect the speakers from the motherboard.

    • Fully remove the speakers once they are disconnected from the motherboard.

  20. Disconnect the remaining wires from the motherboard with the straight tweezers.
    • Disconnect the remaining wires from the motherboard with the straight tweezers.

    • Be cautious when performing this step. The mic wire is fragile and liable to break.

  21. Use a hot air gun to soften the glue from the corners of the motherboard.
    • Use a hot air gun to soften the glue from the corners of the motherboard.

    • Slide the motherboard out of the casing.

    • The hot glue covers portions of the motherboard so be careful when softening and removing it.

Conclusión

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

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