How to Replace a Speaker on the Beats Studio 2 Wired or Wireless Headphones
Sometimes one side of your Beats Studio 2 wireless or wired headphones might stop working. If it does not work at all no matter how the headphones are connected and it won't come back if they are in the right position or if you give them a quick shake, then you likely have a blown speaker. If the sound is cutting in and out, that would be an issue of faulty wiring which is less common and is something that we offer in house repairs for.
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Repair Difficulty: Moderate
Time to complete: 1 hour
The tools and parts that you will need for this repair:
- A Replacement Speaker Driver.
- One piece of Earpad Tape.
- Strong Pry Tool (your fingernail, a guitar pick, or the dull side of a butter knife will also do the trick)
- A soldering iron (around 15 watts is good for small electronics and would be cheaper than purchasing a temperature variable unit).
- Solder Flux (To ensure clean solder joints)
- Small Phillips Screwdriver
- T8000 Glue (If you just purchased the new driver instead of the whole housing)
1. Remove the earpad
Start by prying the leather earpad away from the speaker housing by inserting your pry tool between the leather of the earpad and the plastic of the speaker housing.
Once you have removed the earpad, peel off any excess tape from the plastic frame of the earpad and the speaker housing.
2. Remove the speaker
There are five Phillips screws holding the speaker housing in its place that you can remove using your Small Phillips Screwdriver.
Now, grab your soldering iron and desolder the two lead wires on the speaker driver. Once the wires are desoldered from the speaker, you can pull the small microphone and wires out of the housing gently. ***Make sure to not hold your soldering iron on the speaker wire terminals for more than a couple of seconds at a time as this could cause the wires to melt.
3. Put in the new speaker driver
If you purchased a speaker with the housing, then all you have to do is solder the two lead wires to the speaker driver (using a small amount of solder flux on each contact to ensure a proper connection) and put the microphone into its place. From there, simply place the speaker back into the main housing and reinsert the four screws.
If you purchased just the small round speaker driver, the process has a couple more steps. The first one being, that you need to remove the old speaker driver from its plastic housing. We use a razor blade inserted between the speaker driver and the housing (Where you can see glue) to separate the two. You can also carefully bend the housing away from the speaker driver to remove it. Then, you can glue the new speaker driver into its place (Make sure to remember the position of the old driver so that you can solder the wires to the new one in the same position) using a thin line of B7000 Glue around the outside edge of the speaker driver.
Once the speaker driver has dried in place, put a small amount of solder flux on each contact and resolder the wires. If you are looking at the speaker driver with the contacts at the bottom of it, the red wire goes on the right and the white wire goes on the left like so:
With the speaker housing screwed into place, you want to first test the headphones to ensure that they are working properly, before re-adhering the earpad.
Once you have determined that they are working, you can apply the new Earpad Tape to the earpad. Make sure that the holes in the tape are lined up properly with the holes in the earpad's plastic frame so that the small pegs on the speaker housing can fit into them.
When attaching the earpad, make sure that the seam on the earpad is facing down towards the charge port or the audio cable port.
Press and hold the earpad for 30 seconds on a flat surface to ensure that it has properly adhered.