nc10-speaker-hack

OK, technically I don’t think any laptop maker would advise you to rip apart your computer, cut the speaker cable, remove the tiny built in speakers and repalce them with another tiny but higher quality speaker. But if you’re comfortable doing those things, a member of the Sammy Netbook forums has shown that it’s possible.

He picked up a set of tiny speakers from a Swedish company and slapped them in his Samsung NC10 netbook. He says the sound is better, especially when the volume is cranked up. I wouldn’t expect these speakers to rival a good set of external speakers. But if you’re tired of tinny sounding speakers that might distort when you pump up the volume, this hack might be worth a try. The speakers do use a little more power than the original Samsung speakers. But that’s the price you pay for progress.

via Portable Monkey

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8 replies on “Bet you didn’t know netbook speakers were upgradable”

  1. Shoulda bought a 1000h … the dolby surround is awesome 😉

  2. Oh!
    Yep, you are right.
    I didn´t know.
    What about graphic card?
    Could be replace?
    An Micro? I thinking in reapleca by an N280 and a GN40…

    1. No separate graphic card, just one big chip that does graphics ++++
      Nearly as big, the CPU chip.

      Both BGA (ball grid array) packages,
      It takes very special equipment to change.
      Much cheaper and easier to replace the entire Net-Book.

  3. The Samsung speakers aren’t any worse than the ones in my old Dell laptop. Yes they are tinny, but they are tiny also. I had an old Toshiba with a built in bass module but beyond that one laptop every laptop/netbook I’ve ever seen has no base. If you want rich sound use headphones.

  4. Did I know they were upgradeable? No, but I suspected you could do that since in most cases the speakers have tiny wires soldered in place. And let me tell you…I’m not shocked anyone would do this. The Samsung speakers are terrible, so terrible that people ripping them out is not shocking at all.

    I would have done this myself but I was certain finding something that would fit would require more effort then I wanted to expend. Knowing what to buy might prove the assistance I needed.

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