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This guide will explain how to remove and replace the speakers on the Beats Pill 1.0. This will require almost complete disassembly of the device.

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  1. Using the spudger, create space between the speaker covers and then remove. On the underside of the device, remove the rubber stand with the BeatsPill logo on it. Using an ESD-safe Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the four screws that were underneath the rubber stand.
    • Using the spudger, create space between the speaker covers and then remove.

    • On the underside of the device, remove the rubber stand with the BeatsPill logo on it.

    • Using an ESD-safe Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the four screws that were underneath the rubber stand.

  2. Remove the two screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Slowly remove the center band and two clip rings until the adhesive separates. Slowly remove the center band and two clip rings until the adhesive separates.
    • Remove the two screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Slowly remove the center band and two clip rings until the adhesive separates.

  3. Use the spudger to pry the device apart along its seam, starting in the middle. Open the device to separate the front and back panels. Open the device to separate the front and back panels.
    • Use the spudger to pry the device apart along its seam, starting in the middle.

    • Open the device to separate the front and back panels.

  4. Remove the speaker wire (yellow, red, black, white) from the motherboard. Ground yourself when touching the motherboard.
    • Remove the speaker wire (yellow, red, black, white) from the motherboard.

    • Ground yourself when touching the motherboard.

  5. Carefully remove the NFC sensor wire (black, red). Carefully remove the NFC sensor wire (black, red).
    • Carefully remove the NFC sensor wire (black, red).

  6. Carefully remove the control cable (4  black, 1 red). Carefully remove the control cable (4  black, 1 red).
    • Carefully remove the control cable (4 black, 1 red).

  7. Remove the four 6 mm screws holding the band in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 6 mm screws holding the band in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  8. Remove the three 9 mm screws from motherboard and rubber stopper using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the three 9 mm screws from motherboard and rubber stopper using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  9. Remove the motherboard from the tabs and gently lift it out of the case. Remove the yellow NFC module that is attached to the motherboard from the plastic casing with tweezers.
    • Remove the motherboard from the tabs and gently lift it out of the case.

    • Remove the yellow NFC module that is attached to the motherboard from the plastic casing with tweezers.

  10. Remove the power button and springs.
    • Remove the power button and springs.

  11. Using a wire stripper, cut the red and black wires attached to the motherboard. Using a wire stripper, cut the red and black wires attached to the motherboard. Using a wire stripper, cut the red and black wires attached to the motherboard.
    • Using a wire stripper, cut the red and black wires attached to the motherboard.

  12. Using a soldering iron, attach the battery to the new motherboard with the red wire connecting to the 0.2 volts (+) and black wire connecting to the ground (-). Please refer to our soldering guide for more information. Please refer to our soldering guide for more information.
    • Using a soldering iron, attach the battery to the new motherboard with the red wire connecting to the 0.2 volts (+) and black wire connecting to the ground (-).

    • Please refer to our soldering guide for more information.

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

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Does anyone know from where I can buy a motherboard for a Beats Pill??

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How do I unplug the cord from the battery? I don't want to damage any cords or plugs, Thanks!

Owen Gerke - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Same as akon4konvicted: "Does anyone know from where I can buy a motherboard for a Beats Pill??

Kenny Hendrick - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

While trying to repair I snapped that yellow part with the thin copper running through it, I tried to repair this with superglue but I don't think it worked. Not sure what the part does but is it still safe to use?

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Hey Calvin. Unfortunately that part is actually a flexible circuit. Superglue unfortunately will not restore the ability for current to travel through the cable, as superglue doesn't conduct. I imagine the device is safe to use, however the device will not work. If you do power it on, I would monitor the device to see if heat is being generated, as this can be dangerous. You will need to find an intact cable to replace the broken one, though, to restore the device to working order.

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Good afternoon,

I am trying to figure the value of the inductor sitting behind the micro USB charging connector. That inductor was the one causing the failure in my case. Can anyone tell me?

Patrick Marshall - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

The prung in my beats came off some one plugging the plug in wrong can it be fixed

Matthew Shiggs - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Where can you buy the motherboard for the pill?

Patrick Villanueva - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

My beats pill acts like it's turning on then just shuts off. Any suggestions

Patrick Villanueva - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Looking for power board for my beats pill model A1680, thanks

Travis Zimmerman - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

I think the beats pill 1.0 sucks, all mine does is gets super hot at both ends when trying to even charge the thing. I’ve tried a different plug, audio cable, the default mode reset, it won’t charge & hasn’t e Ed Ben turned on for a second. I’ve tried calling Apple for assistance - I had a case -# & 2 people helping me, then they just dropped me like a bad apple (no pun intended) & closed my case when it wasn’t even resolved or looked at. They know exactly what’s wrong w/these speakers!

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