Hello JBL Users.
If you’re here, it’s probably that you didn’t find what you were seeking from your google search and your youtube search.
Why do I know this? I wrote this post because I didn’t find what I was seeking through my search.
And because I didn’t find what I was looking for, or the results ended up being chucking my JBL in the bin as a result. I decided to go a little Loco and figure out the process myself.
As you know, JBL Flip speakers sometimes need a little battery update. Sometimes the battery slides right out, and we can slip our Amazon purchased battery in in less than 10 minutes. Other times, we’re left with wires dangling, speakers half screwed in and a butter knife stuck down the body of the speaker.
That’s right! When there’s too much glue, it makes it difficult to get the battery out of the microscopic plastic hole. Either because JBL use way too much, or because they use radioactive quality glue, the battery stays stuck and we the users are left with essentially a door stopper or a library book stop.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I refuse to give in to this num-nuts idea of putting a speaker in the bin because I can’t get the battery out.
My first idea was to create an identical speaker body made out of wood. Perhaps I would get an even nicer sound too? Perhaps. Then, I figured it would be more expensive in electricity and rotary tool bits in addition to the wood and time. So I gave up on that idea, even if it seems pretty nice to have a hand-made speaker case.
My second idea was, drill a hole in the side, slide the wire in and let the battery dangle on the side or create a little case for the external battery. As a result of this, I now have a speaker that works, with a good enough battery to last 10 hours, and I don’t have to replace a second hand 40 euro portable speaker.
If you’ve made it until now, I’m going to assume that you’ve already taken off your speakers and have a box with dangly wires and a table full of screws… Otherwise have a look at this youtube video as an example before so. https://youtu.be/ynOI-OMTn2M
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