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During this guide you will take apart the leapfrog and replace the board containing the speaker, audio jack, and directional pad.

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  1. Leapfrog LeapPad 3 Speaker Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 3 Leapfrog LeapPad 3 Speaker Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 3 Leapfrog LeapPad 3 Speaker Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Before taking apart your device, ensure that it is turned off and that your anti-static wrist strap is secured to a ground.

    • Remove the six 10.0 mm Phillips #0 screws from the outer case and remove the cover with your hands.

    • You will not need to pry the case off.

  2. Leapfrog LeapPad 3 Speaker Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 Leapfrog LeapPad 3 Speaker Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 Leapfrog LeapPad 3 Speaker Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Unplug the battery from the motherboard with your hands.

    • The battery sits to the right of the motherboard.

  3. Leapfrog LeapPad 3 Speaker Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 Leapfrog LeapPad 3 Speaker Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Pry the battery gently off of the plastic platform with an opening tool.

    • Do not to puncture the battery, as the material inside can be dangerous.

  4. Leapfrog LeapPad 3 Speaker Replacement, Speaker: step 4, image 1 of 2 Leapfrog LeapPad 3 Speaker Replacement, Speaker: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect the audio cord from the motherboard using a plastic opening tool.

    • When re-plugging this cord be sure it is flush with the slot, otherwise the speaker and directional pad will malfunction.

    • Use caution when unplugging, and re-plugging the ribbon cord as they are fragile.

  5. Leapfrog LeapPad 3 Speaker Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 Leapfrog LeapPad 3 Speaker Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 Leapfrog LeapPad 3 Speaker Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew the five 6.0 mm phillips head screws from the board containing the audio jack and directional pad.

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    • Unscrew the three 6.5 mm phillips head screws holding down the speaker to the right of the audio jack.

    • Remove the board and speaker from the device.

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

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Where can I purchase a replacement audio board /speaker for the LeapPad3?

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