Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bose SoundTouch 30 – Disassembling procedure – How to remove the woofers

1. Grill removal
1.1 Remove the four Phillips-head screws from the bottom baseplate.
1.2 Remove the three screws holding the Grille in place.
1.3 Push down on the grille from the top to release the tabs. Then pull outward from the bottom.
1.4 Disconnect the flex cable from the display board and remove the grille.
Important Note: Take ESD precautions when connecting or disconnecting the OLED display.
2. Rear Cover Removal
2.1
Remove the three screws holding the rear cover in place.

2.2 Remove the rear cover sliding from top.
3. Left and Right End Cap RemovalRemove the six screws securing the left End Cap. Repeat this step for the Right End Cap.
4. Top Cap Removal
4.1
Remove the foam tape covering the top cap screws.
4.2 Remove the four screws from the front side of the assembly.
4.3 Remove the foam tape covering the screws holding the top cap to rear side of the assembly.
4.4 Remove the four screws from the rear side of the assembly.
4.5 Grab the front middle section of top cover and pull upward to release the cover.
4.6 Remove the cable from the button board, then remove the top cap.
5. Button Board Removal
5.1 Remove the four Phillips-head screws from the button board.
5.2 The key pad and the button board are attached by PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive). When replacing the button board, pull the key pad from the board and replace both parts
6. SoundTouch Common Module Removal
Disconnect the Common Module connector and remove the three screws securing the board.
7. Power Supply PCB Removal
7.1 Remove the four screws holding the power supply board to the assembly.
7.2 Disconnect connectors J200, J201, J401 and J402 to completely remove the board.
8. I/O PCB Removal
8.1
Remove the five screws holding the I/O board to the assembly.
8.2 Disconnect connectors J305, J400, J401 and J600 to completely remove the board.
9. Woofer Removal
9.1
Remove the 8 screws holding the bottom bracket to the acoustic enclosure.
9.2 Remove the three screws from the heatsink.
9.3 Before removing the woofer cover, take note of the cable locations shown below for reassembly.
9.4 Remove the three screws holding the woofer cover in place.
9.5 Remove the four screws securing the woofer to the acoustic assembly to remove the driver.