Intro: Upgrading Old/Blown Portable Speakers!
Hey Everyone!, I had some old bluetooth portable speakers that i blew from playing them so loud all the time so they were pretty useless, I Also had a super old X-Rocker gaming chair all stripped apart in my garage, with the speakers still intact but everything else ripped apart.
Step 1: Parts/Tools
This was actually a really easy project to do, all i need was a small phillip's screwdriver and some scissors and tape, and of course some different speakers to replace the blown ones.
Step 2: Taking Apart Speaker.
I have two of these portable speakers which pair together via bluetooth. These are some rather cheap speakers i got from walmart. Here's the link to the speakers : https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/blackweb-soundstone-p...
taking apart the speaker was easy, there were 3 screws underneath and 3 screws underneath the top grill of the speaker. They were 3 Watt 4 ohms speakers
Theres a few pictures of the dusty dead speaker that were in there.
Step 3: X-Rocker Gaming Chair
The Speakers in the chair only had 4 phillip's screws holding them and the grill in place. Simple! :)
This Chair had 5 Watt 4 ohms speakers :)
Step 4: Assembly!
So it was easy to trace the wires back to the board and find out which cables connected what, the red slot was for a 700 mAh 2.59Wh battery, which im hoping to upgrade to a 18650 battery at a later date. the ribbon cable was for the volume and pause buttons on the front of the speaker. And finally the foam insulated white slot was for the speaker.
So i unplugged the speaker port and cut the wire and wired it the new speakers and gave it a test run!
As you can see the new speaker fits just perfectly inside! :)
Step 5: Mounting It All Together!
Now that I know it all works and sounds amazing! :) I fed the speaker wires through some holes already in the speaker and taped them tight! I got the board all plugged back in and reassembled on the bottom. Now all I had to do was hot glue down the new speaker and grill!. And finally added a little electrical tape to seal it off and BAM!
Step 6: All Finished and Sound Great!
WooT! They may not look perfect but they do sound great for some old stuff i had laying around in my garage!