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I posted these pictures for my teardown as well. http://www.slatedroid.com/vbulletin...-Speaker-without-opening-it&p=12722#post12722This mod has made my Apad bearably loud. Here's the way my Apad was built, before the mod. Notice the round speaker in front of the metal grille.If you get a little flashlight, you can guess how your speaker is positioned. Then all you need to do is just scratch away the plastic with something sharp. I used a flat-head screwdriver on mine so it kind of looks bad. But I had to tear my unit down anyways so it didn't concern me that it looked bad. Now I can put the device down on a surface and I can still hear it. If you are just listening to music, open up 'Audioplayer' and set a custom EQ by hitting 'Menu'. You can get it even louder this way.Here's what it looks like after the mod:I ended up just about tripling the slot width. It took 10 minutes. I used a combination of tape and my vacuum cleaner to prevent the plastic bits from falling into the unit. I suggest that if you decide to do this mod, you should tilt the unit so that the plastic dust and bits fall away from the unit. Do this in a well ventilated area. The plastic smells and is probably bad for you.