A while ago, a friend asked me to look that their playbar that no longer powers on…. Sure, should be no problem!

I ended up creating a video of the repair which is here on YouTube:

Part 1:

Part 2:

It ended up being quite popular, so I have made this blog post for those who want more information on taking it apart and pictures of the internals:

Get started by prying off the end bezels, use something plastic to prevent scratching or marking the surface of soft materials:

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Underneath is 4 screws:

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3. One end has volume controls, just unplug this:

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At this point I should say, there are a couple of steps missing. Once the end pieces are removed, the speaker grill can be removed to expose more screws along an aluminum extrusion. The extrusion was one of the harder tasks to remove because of the snug fit. This thing is built like a tank. Once that was off there is some screws to remove the top speaker section from the base.

 

Once the speaker section is opened there is loads of connectors to unplug. These are the various aerial coax.

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Each speaker had spade connectors (I seem to remember some were latched)

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Eventually you will have the thing in two sections. The speaker section disconnected and the base section with the PSU and main controller/amplifier boards.

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To remove the PSU board from the base required removal of the rear label:

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