JBL Link 10 Charger Port Board Replacement Tutorial

Is your JBL link 10 speaker not charging? This guide shows you how to replace the charging port board in a few simple steps.

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Repair Difficulty: Easy 

Time to complete: 30 minutes

The tools and parts that you will need for this repair:

      1. A New Charge Port PCB
      2. Strong Pry Tool (a guitar pick, or the dull side of a butter knife can also do the trick)
      3. A Small Phillips Screwdriver 

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1. Remove The Rubber Bottom

The rubber piece on the bottom of the speaker is held on with adhesive. Simply pull up from the edge of it until it comes free from the housing. Do you best to preserve the adhesive so that you do not need to apply new adhesive on the rubber cover.  

Peeling up the rubber bottom piece

Peeling away the rubber bottom piecea

 

2. Remove the Charge Port Housing

Using your Small Phillips Screwdriver, remove the four screws in the corners of the bottom cover. If the screw gets stuck under some of the adhesive, thats fine, so long as its loose enough to remove the cover.

 Removing the 4 corner screwOne of the screws stuck under the adhesive

 

Using your Pry Tool or something similar, gently pry the plastic bottom piece of the speaker away from the cloth center. Be careful of the wires that are attached to the plastic piece. 

Prying up the bottom cover 

The wires that are attached to the charge port housing 

 

3. Remove the Charge Port

Disconnect the 3 wires that are plugged into the plastic base by pulling them straight out from their connectors. It may be helpful to take a photo of the direction that the connectors are plugged in for use in reconnecting them later on. 

Unplugging the 3 wires  

 

Remove the remaining two screws from the charge port PCB cover. 

Removing the screws in the charge port PCB cover 

 

Remove the PCB from its slot by either prying it up on the edges with your screwdriver or pushing it out of the housing from the other side then slide it out of the housing.

Lifting the PCB with a screwdriver 

Pushing the PCB out  

Sliding the charge port out of its slot 

 

4. Replace the Charge Port PCB

Insert the new PCB into its place by wiggling the charging port into its spot then, press the board down into place.

Sliding the new PCB into its place 

Pressing the PCB into its place 

 

Replace the PCB cover and two screws.

Reinstalling the PCB cover and screws

 

Reconnect the 3 wires to their connectors. The blue tipped flat ribbon cable needs to be reconnected facing a certain direction, make sure the contacts are facing the right way or the speaker will not work. It could be helpful to watch this step in The Repair Video.

Reconnecting the 3 wires to the charge port PCB 

 

5. Replace the bottom cover

Secure the plastic bottom cover onto the speaker, and replace the 4 screws that hold it in place.

 Reinstalling the 4 corner screws

 

Re-apply the rubber piece making sure to replace it in the proper direction. There is a notch out of one side of the rubber that matches up with a ridge on the plastic housing. 

 The notch in the rubber

The ridge in the plastic housing 

Pressing the rubber cover into its place

 

6. Get back to enjoying your gear 🤓

 

 

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