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Replacing the internal speaker - ThinkCentre M81 (type 0268, 1730, 4166, 4169, 5030, 5048, 5069, 7517)


Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the "Important safety information" in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:

This section provides instructions on how to replace the internal speaker.

Note: The internal speaker is only available on some models.

To replace the internal speaker, do the following:

  1. Turn off the computer and disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets.
  2. Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the computer cover".
  3. Locate the internal speaker connector on the system board. See "Locating parts on the system board".
  4. Disconnect the internal speaker cable from the system board.
  5. Push the metal tab 1 on the top of the internal speaker outward and slide the internal speaker upward to completely remove it from the chassis.

Removing the old internal speaker

Figure 1.  Removing the old internal speaker

  1. Position the new internal speaker into the four metal clips 1 and push downward on the internal speaker until it is secured in place.

Installing a new internal speaker

Figure 2. Installing a new internal speaker

  1. Connect the internal speaker cable to the system board. See "Locating parts on the system board".
  2. To complete the installation or replacement, go to to "Completing the parts replacement"
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