iRobot Roomba Speaker repair
Roomba Speaker fix
Fixing iRobot Roomba speaker/mute robot
I have found lately that my 4 years old Roomba has gone mute and no sound is heard from it.
Roomba continues to work and clean, but does not make any sound, totally mute.
Since all my family got so used to its singing, I repaired it and share my knowledge with you all.
Possible reasons for a mute Roomba could be a speaker fault or worst, a problem in the motherboard.
DISCLAIMER - Important!
A. First Reset Roomba
1. Press Clean (ON)
2. Press SPOT and DOCK simultaneously for ~10 seconds / until Clean light turns off.
3. A confirmation signal and sound should be heard
If you heard a sound, your Roomba is OK, but if not, you need to fix it.
B. preparing for the fix:
1x 1.4″ mini Speaker
please note there are 2 types of speakers, both are compatible with 5xx
Mini Speaker spec:
16 Ohm, 1 W
external diameter: 1.4″ (35.75mm)
max width: 0.2″ (5.3mm)
flange width (where it fits the slot): 0.083″ (2.12mm)
And where do I buy it?
You can find original speaker at various online stores including eBay for ~US$6-8
C. Disassembly of the robot and replacing the speaker
6. Turn Roomba with its Top side UP
Lift up the silver/else decorative cover.
The plate is held with snaps, start the lift in the bin area and move further from there. Press on the snaps with a screwdriver to release them if needed.
When you reach the handle area, lift the handle and take the plate out in a diagonal movement.
11. Test the speaker and if needed, replace it.
How do I test the speaker?
Connect 1.5V battery to the speaker contacts for a very short period of time.
Connect the “+” pole of the battery to the Red wire contact of the speaker and touch for a very short time the “-” pole to the Black wire contact of the speaker.
If you hear a noise, speaker is OK, if not, replace the speaker.
If speaker is OK, check the connector on the motherboard. If needed, resolder its contacts. If this doesn’t help, you’ll need to explore further the motherboard or replace it.
D. Assembly – assemble all parts in reverse order to what is listed above.
You may stop after assemble the battery to check your fix or complete it and than do a check.
If you have completed the assembly and left without any screw,
hit the Clean button and see if your Roomba starts to clean happy and singing…
D. Voila – you now have a working and singing iRobot Roomba .
Have fun and enjoy your Roomba, Avi
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