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How to remove a non-removable stereo speaker grille

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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.  
 
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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.
ChrisP61 month ago

The title is kinda an oxymoron, but it helped me. Thanks!

SGT. Desert2 years ago
Nice !!!!!! And my method is sledge hammer !!!!! Take care of your speaker 's cuz im coming
hamsammy2 years ago
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.
DJNASHA2 years ago
i did this a long time a go sweet
Dubstep_2 years ago
i used a mallet