Libratone Zipp Mini Teardown / Repair Guide

Introduction: Libratone Zipp Mini Teardown / Repair Guide

About: I'm a Student at a technical school and I'm very interested in electronics and how things work.

In this Instructable I will fully disassamble the Libratone Zipp Mini

If your bottom plastics is broken you can follow the instructions until step 5.

If you want to replace the battery follow until step 13.

Step 1:

This my Zipp Mini - it fell down from the table and hit the ground a little bit too hard...

At first you have to remove the cover - I assume you know how to do that...

Step 2:

Remove the leather loop or how this thing is called by using a slotted screwdriver and turning the screw 90° anticlockwise.Then you can simply pull the leather loop and it will come out.

Step 3:

Remove the caps covering the screws using a small slotted screwdriver and gently pushing up as shown in the pictures. Afterwards remove the now uncovered screws.

Step 4:

Remove the bottom rubber stand using a slotted screwdriver and your hands. The remove the now visible four screws.

Step 5:

Now you can lift the main part up and it will reveal two connectors - unplug them carefully.


If only your bottom plastics is broken you can stop here and use a soldering iron or glue to fix the crack!

Step 6:

Remove the tiny screws hidden underneath the zipper as shown. A ring will fall down.

Step 7:

Unscrew the two screws and lift the cables carefully up so they dont stick to the housing anymore.

Step 8:

After destroying the seal on the right you can pull the two halves apart revealing the inside.

Step 9:

Make sure to unplug the speaker cable.

Step 10:

Look at the insides and enjoy :D

Step 11:

Remove all the cables connecting to the logicboard and remove the four screws holding the logicboard in place. Now lift the antenna up so it doesn't stick to the housing anymore.

Step 12:

Now you can simply lift up the logicboard.

Step 13:

Now you can lift out the plastic part which is connected to the battery.


If you just want to replace the battery you can top here!

Step 14:

Some logicboard details :D

Step 15:

Lift the small rubber things up on both sides and remove the cables in order to lift up the top part.

Step 16:

Remove the three screws and the lift up the speaker.

Step 17:

Reconnect all the cables and put the two halves back together.

Step 18:

Remove the four screws and the two smaller boards. Then you can fix a crack or whatever you want.

Step 19:

Reconnect all the cables and put everything pack together.

Put the screws back in and reattach the bottom rubber using double sided sticky tape or whatever you prefer.

I hope you liked my instructable!

Leave a Comment if you want to - greetings from Germany!

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    11 months ago

    Thanks for this tutorial, was able to open my full size Zipp with this guide and reconnect the logical board, as it had come loose!


    1 year ago on Step 1

    Stripped down my libratone zipp mini, as I can't find a replacement battery selling it for parts. If anyone needs any specific parts please message


    1 year ago

    Does anyone know where to get a replacement battery for this speaker?


    I Have the same question as Casper. Do hou knop a place where I can buy spare parts for Libratone?


    Question 3 years ago on Introduction

    Hi, I got the same problem, with a crack in de top cover. Do you know where to order Libratone Zipp Mini parts? Great article btw, top work!

    Cheers, Casper


    3 years ago

    This is helpful. I dropped my Libratone Zipp Mini 2 also. Using this guide, I was able to see that the magnet became loose. See attached 2 pictures. Anyone knows if this one can be glued back on to the metal frame using a hobby glue pistol?


    Reply 3 years ago

    Hello, i've got the same problem as yours. Did you manager to glue it? For the moment i've replaced it in his location and i try to not move too much the libratone while it's running.


    Reply 3 years ago

    I tried gluing it back on. But the sound was even worse. No bass anymore, very disturbed noise. I ended up buying a new Sonos One. Fantastic Device. Easy to use and no more WiFi issues on our network. Not portable, as there is no battery inside. So I cannot drop it anymore

    phil bee4
    phil bee4

    3 years ago

    Hi Lennardfuell, congratulations for this great tutorial, Libratone Zipp is not intuitive neither easy to dismount, and the Libratone company is cheap about this kind of documentations. Same thing about spare parts reference.
    I hope you have been able to repair your Zipp ; you are not alone to have dropped your speaker ; mee too but my 3" woofer (Zipp Mini) was unsealed ; I am looking for a compatible 3" neodymium woofer, but place is small to put such a 60 (?) watt speaker ; Libratone told me that he did'nt sell spare parts, and that it was a specially built speaker. Somone else got the same problem, but during warranty time, so its Zipp was exchanged by Libratone. So if someone can help me about this broken woofer, or wants to give me a broken Zipp Mini 2015 (with a good speaker) it will be a good surprise.
    Thanks to you anyway, Lennardfuell, good job - go on !