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Keeping it working

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Hey guys, i'm sharing one of my repair article i hope you like it....

Keeping it working!

I have a small Bluetooth speaker that was given to me by wife as a gift. I kept and store it in a safe place just to preserve it. Unfortunately when i tried to test it for my daughter's e-watch about a week ago, it sounded like a tin can.. the sound coming from it is just busted....
 
Power is good...Bluetooth connection is good.. the only problem is the sound coming from it..Thinking i could work this one out.. I started dissecting the poor thing...
 
After opening it up... i checked everything from the connectors, the PCB's and battery. All are good except for the speaker which is kind a deformed and really a mess.
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Now what? buy a new speaker? nah...
Luckily a have a bunch of old laptop spare parts that i'm trying to get rid off from time to time to time ....
 
Now here's the plan... check a spare laptop speakers and try to use it as replacement..
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Fortunately i found one from an ACER i think.. so i tried to weld it to the speaker connection..do some cutting because its too large for the speaker compartment.
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Putting it all together again without breaking something. Checking the wiring and the functionality. Lastly testing it before locking the cover.
 
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And it works! i love the sound my daughter love's it.. and the best part... i don't have to pay anything.
 
The lesson? don't throw a bunch of laptop parts you'll never know when you gonna need them..
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Wow thanks for sharing this is definitely a life hack candidate. I have a brother who loves recycling stuffs he probably have done stuffs like this or something like this but I will definitely share it to him and see what he will say about it. One of his greatest recycle is our washing machine at home, I remember it wasn't working so our mom who's working abroad sent us money to buy new one but instead of buying new one he just fix our washing machine. I don't know how he does it but it worked. I will encourage him to document his work too. 

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That's really great to know @gavinci13. I have also done the same thing with my washing machine. It was given to me actually by a friend leaving the country years ago. I have repaired it a few times and i was wondering if i can make it a semi automatic configuration. Although it's still in the planning stage i think its doable...

Great to know that people are starting to do the DIY thing...Its really fun, informative and will save you a lot of money if done correctly.

 

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