Disassembly of Logitech Z-10 Speakers

08/25/2013

First and foremost, when working with any electronic gear, make sure the equipment is completely unplugged from any power source, including USB.

Tools needed:

– a thin-bladed knife (a utility knife is best, as it will likely get covered with epoxy)
– a Phillips head screwdriver
– pliers (needle-nose are preferable)

1. Take the thin-bladed knife and, at one of the front speaker housing corners, wedge it between the black, plastic, speaker housing face and the silver trim piece.

Logitech Z-10 - pic 1

 

2. Gently and slowly rock the knife back and forth to cut through the adhesive that’s holding the face plate to the speaker housing. Take care to keep the knife lateral to the face plate… the back of the plate has a black coating on it, making scratches transparent and very visible from the front.

Logitech Z-10 - pic 2

 

3. Make 4-5 passes around the speaker housing with the knife, cutting a little further into the adhesive each time.

4. Once the face plate starts to come loose, with your hands, gently go around the housing a few times, prying the face plate up a little more each time. Since it’s plastic, be sure to not bend the plate too much, as it could break.

Logitech Z-10 - pic 3

 

5. Once the plate is off, grab the Phillips head screwdriver and loosen the eight screws holding the housing together.

Logitech Z-10 - pic 4

 

6. Once the screws are loosened, slowly pull the housing apart. Be careful because the speaker wires don’t have much extra slack.

Logitech Z-10 - pic 5

 

7. With the needle-nose pliers, clamp and remove the speaker cable leads and the tweeter leads.

Logitech Z-10 - pic 6

 

With that, you should have successfully disassembled the Logitech Z-1o speakers.

Logitech Z-10 - pic 7

 

In this case, it turns out the problem is a blown speaker, as you can see the tear in the cone. Boooooo!!!!

Logitech Z-10 - pic 8

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8 Responses to “Disassembly of Logitech Z-10 Speakers”

  1. Max said

    Hi there
    Im having the same blown speaker problem. Is there a way to glue ir back or refoam and what do I need for that…hlue rubber foam?
    Thanks

    • Great question… the face plate was attached with an adhesive, so I would imagine you could probably get away with using strips of some good double sided tape. Super glue would possibly be a good choice, as well, as long as you’re sure the face plate is aligned right when you reattach it.

  2. I have a second pair of Z-10 und would like to exchange the wire joining the two speakers for a modern, better sounding high quality cable from e.g. Audioquest- without damaging the system.What´s your opinion about this experiment?
    Thanks

    • That’s an intriguing question. When the speakers worked, I found them to have a nice, high fidelity sound. However, considering that they are consumer grade speakers, with fairly cheap components, I’m not sure how much of a difference new wires would make. I certainly can’t rule out that it might make a slight difference but, in my opinion, I’d only undergo such a project as a test – as a fun, weekend project.

      • Salim said

        A bit late of a question, but I want to extend the wire joining the two speakers to fit my 4 monitor desk. Any suggestions mate?

        • It’s been so long I forget – is there a single, permanent cable that runs between the two speaker housings and there’s then a master cable coming out of a housing, which plugs into the audio source? Or does each housing have a cable coming out of it, and the two cables join together before you plug it into the audio source?

  3. Jay said

    Hi, thanks for the post, look forward to trying it.

    One of my speakers is making a rattling sound, wonder if is blown like your one. If it is blown, can it be repaired/replaced?

    Thanks

    • Jay, I don’t see any reason why you wouldn’t be able to replace the problematic speaker, as it’s connected with two, standard, slide connectors. If you really enjoy the sound quality, you could probably find a salvageable pair on eBay and swap the speaker that rattles. Otherwise, it might be more effort than it’s worth to further troubleshoot and potentially recone something of that size. Thanks for the question, and best of luck.

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