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Introduction

Having issues with your audio in your Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB laptop? Check out this troubleshooting guide to figure out what’s wrong before using this guide to replace your speakers. If your speakers are damaged or worn out from heavy use, it is a good idea to replace them.

To access the speakers in your laptop, you will need to remove the back cover and the battery, which is outlined for you in the steps below. There are two speakers total, one on either side of the laptop, connected to each other by a wire. Only one of the speakers is plugged directly into the motherboard. For this guide, you will need a plastic opening tool, a T5 Torx screwdriver, and a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  1. Flip the device over so that the underside is facing up.
    • Flip the device over so that the underside is facing up.

    • Remove the six 3.5 mm T5 Torx screws.

  2. Pry off the back cover using the plastic opening tool. Loosen the back cover in multiple spots using the opening tool, then remove the whole back.
    • Pry off the back cover using the plastic opening tool.

    • Loosen the back cover in multiple spots using the opening tool, then remove the whole back.

    • You may have to run the plastic tool along the edges until you find a small gap to separate the back cover from the laptop.

    • Do not use a metal tool when working with your device.

  3. Carefully lift the cover off with your hands. Carefully lift the cover off with your hands.
    • Carefully lift the cover off with your hands.

  4. Unplug the battery from the motherboard by pinching the cables with your fingers and tugging out with force. Use the spudger for assistance. Use the spudger for assistance.
    • Unplug the battery from the motherboard by pinching the cables with your fingers and tugging out with force.

    • Use the spudger for assistance.

  5. Unscrew the four 3mm  screws with a Phillips screwdriver.
    • Unscrew the four 3mm screws with a Phillips screwdriver.

  6. The battery is still held in place with two stretch-release adhesive strips, similar to ones found in an iPhone. Use your fingers to pry up the clear plastic pull-tab for one of the stretch release adhesives.
    • The battery is still held in place with two stretch-release adhesive strips, similar to ones found in an iPhone.

    • Use your fingers to pry up the clear plastic pull-tab for one of the stretch release adhesives.

    • Grasp the pull-tab and slowly pull away from the battery at a shallow angle. The adhesive strip will stretch to many times its length and slowly release from underneath the battery.

    • Repeat the procedure for the second strip on the opposite side of the battery.

    • Be careful not to bend the battery. Breaking the battery is dangerous.

    • Remove the battery with your hands.

  7. Remove the four 2mm screws that attach the speakers to the laptop body using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the four 2mm screws that attach the speakers to the laptop body using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 2mm screws that attach the speakers to the laptop body using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  8. Gently unplug the connector using two fingers. Use an opening tool if needed. Use an opening tool if needed.
    • Gently unplug the connector using two fingers.

    • Use an opening tool if needed.

  9. Lift the black wire that connects the speakers to the motherboard  from its track using an opening tool. Press the wire down firmly and in the right track when reassembling.
    • Lift the black wire that connects the speakers to the motherboard from its track using an opening tool.

    • Press the wire down firmly and in the right track when reassembling.

  10. Remove the right speaker using your fingers. Remove the left speaker, which is connected to the right speaker by the black and red wire.
    • Remove the right speaker using your fingers.

    • Remove the left speaker, which is connected to the right speaker by the black and red wire.

    • When reassembling, make sure the black and red wire is in the right track so that you are able to put the back cover back without wire poking out.

Conclusion

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

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What would be the additional steps to replace a right hinge as the speakers are in the hinge?

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