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The purpose of this guide is to show how to replace a damaged speaker with one that is working so that the LeapPad functions properly. However, it is still possible to still use the LeapPad without a working speaker. For this guide take extra caution to not damage any of the internal components for they can be very fragile (i.e. ribbon cables.)

  1. Remove the barcode covering the two screws on the lower back of the Leap Pad.
    • Remove the barcode covering the two screws on the lower back of the Leap Pad.

  2. Remove the two 5 mm screws that were covered by the sticker.
    • Remove the two 5 mm screws that were covered by the sticker.

  3. Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the outer protective child proof casing, starting from the bottom.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the outer protective child proof casing, starting from the bottom.

  4. Remove the 7 mm screw to the right of the cartridge dock, two 8 mm screws in the top left, and the nine 8 mm screws holding the the green shell.
    • Remove the 7 mm screw to the right of the cartridge dock, two 8 mm screws in the top left, and the nine 8 mm screws holding the the green shell.

  5. Remove the hard plastic casing, exposing the motherboard and battery.
    • Remove the hard plastic casing, exposing the motherboard and battery.

  6. Disconnect the battery using tweezers or your fingernails. The battery is glued down, if available put some isopropyl alcohol around the edges of the battery to soften the glue.
    • Disconnect the battery using tweezers or your fingernails.

    • The battery is glued down, if available put some isopropyl alcohol around the edges of the battery to soften the glue.

    • Gently pry of the battery lose using a spudger or another thin prying tool.

    • Be careful, damaging/puncturing the battery may cause an explosion.

  7. Find the screws on the bottom of the device holding down the button and speakers board.
    • Find the screws on the bottom of the device holding down the button and speakers board.

  8. There should be a plastic covering over the speaker, carefully pull on the opposite side from the plastic clip holding it in place. Excessive force can break the plastic clip, only use enough for to remove it gently
    • There should be a plastic covering over the speaker, carefully pull on the opposite side from the plastic clip holding it in place.

    • Excessive force can break the plastic clip, only use enough for to remove it gently

  9. Lift the button and speaker board, and turn it over,  revealing the other side of the board. Lift the button and speaker board, and turn it over,  revealing the other side of the board.
    • Lift the button and speaker board, and turn it over, revealing the other side of the board.

  10. Find the ribbon cable connection and with a small plastic tool flip the plastic holding it down up. You can now safely remove the ribbon cable by gently pulling it out of the slot.
    • Find the ribbon cable connection and with a small plastic tool flip the plastic holding it down up.

    • You can now safely remove the ribbon cable by gently pulling it out of the slot.

    • Trying to remove the cable with brute force will damage the cable.

Conclusión

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

Carlos Ortiz

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Where can i buy a replacement speaker at to do this?

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