LG Google Nexus 5 - Replacing the speaker

The speaker won’t play any music.

  • Google Nexus 5
  • 4 Steps
  • Easy
  • 15 min.
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In this repair guide, we show you how to replace your LG Google Nexus 5’s defective speaker on your own. You need this repair if your phone doesn’t play music or only plays it quietly, or if your ring tone doesn’t play when you get calls.

Required tools

  • Hard Plastic Picks

    Hard Plastic Picks

    You need a flat but stable tool such as a pick to pry out parts that are glued in place.

    €1.00 at the iDoc store
  • Menda ESD Spudger

    Menda ESD Spudger

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

    €5.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store

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Getting started with the repair of your Google Nexus 5

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4 steps
  1. Removing the back cover

    Google Nexus 5 - Removing the back cover 01
    Google Nexus 5 - Removing the back cover 02
    Google Nexus 5 - Removing the back cover 03
    Google Nexus 5 - Removing the back cover 04
    1. Insert the hard plastic pick into the gap next to the volume button. You have to disconnect the 18 retaining clips on the outside under the back cover. Move the pick once around the entire smartphone. Work your way from the volume button past the headphone output to the SIM card tray. The back cover is easier to detach at that point. You have to use a little more force at some spots.
    2. Then you can take off the back cover.
  2. Removing the speaker

    Google Nexus 5 - Removing the speaker 01
    Google Nexus 5 - Removing the speaker 02
    1. If your Google Nexus 5 is still on, turn it off now by holding down the standby button for about two seconds and following the prompt on the display.
    2. Remove the 4 Phillips screws that hold the speaker in place (see figure 1).
      4 x 4.0 mm Phillips screws
    3. Use the spudger to lift the speaker. Insert it next to the USB connector input (see figure 2) and remove the speaker.
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  4. Installing the speaker

    Google Nexus 5 - Installing the speaker 01
    Google Nexus 5 - Installing the speaker 02
    1. Put the speaker back in the appropriate position and make sure it’s embedded properly (see figure 1).
    2. Fasten the 4 Phillips screws that hold the speaker in place again (see figure 2).
      4 x 4.0 mm Phillips screws
  5. Attaching the back cover

    Google Nexus 5 - Attaching the back cover 01
    1. It’s very easy to put the back cover back on. Put it on in the correct position and press it on all the way around until it’s completely clicked into place.
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