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We all know the frustration:  Perfectly good, quality stereo speakers either go bad, or get damaged.

And especially those all-to-common sealed speakers that allow absolutely no access, from the front grille, nor the back panel.

Well, in Instructables, we're not cry-babies here, right?  We gracefully open those "sealed" stereo speakers anyway  -and repair them!  Let's keep these perfectly serviceable speakers out of the landfills.

This Instructable will also be useful for those who, simply, resent being "locked out" of their own high-quality equipment and appliances, and desire to open and tinker, anytime, at will.

The tools you'll need:

- Two medium (or large) flat-head screwdrivers.
- One sharp, broad blade wood chisel.
- One phillips-head screwdriver.  

Step 1: Access slots in the base of the speaker cabinet

Lay the speaker cabinet on its back.

Note the two elongated slots, on the base of the speaker cabinet.  This is where the two flat-head screwdrivers will need to be inserted at the same time, and gentle pressure applied, to begin the separation of the plastic speaker grille from the wooden speaker cabinet.
<p>This is not the proper way of removing a speaker cover. Trust me I've done this to 5 set of speakers and made it look like the covers were never removed. What you need is the same tools to remove a glass display for a tablet, this is a plastic tool, this helps so you don't destroy the wood with the screw drivers like this fellow recommended. Start at one corner then start prying with your hands, not anything else. I'ts hard at first but you get their little by little. And that's how you remove a speaker cover from it's wooden box. </p>
I did it! My speakers had broken wire and I put a new 14awg wires. Thank you on this tutorial. :)
<p>The title is kinda an oxymoron, but it helped me. Thanks!</p>
Nice !!!!!! And my method is sledge hammer !!!!! Take care of your speaker 's cuz im coming
Nice write up, wish I'd seen it before I went at mine. Oh well, one small mar won't be notice. I'm adding a small internal amplifier so that this once ordinary bookshelf speaker will be a bookshelf iPod dock. Will post a write up when it is done.
i did this a long time a go sweet <br>
i used a mallet

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