iPad Wi-Fi Headphone Jack/Microphone Assembly Replacement
Replace a blown out microphone or a broken headphone jack on your iPad Wi-Fi.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace your iPad's Headphone Jack/Microphone Assembly.
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Insert a metal spudger between the top edge of the display assembly and the rear panel assembly.
Rotate the spudger away from you to release the tabs along the top edge of the display.
Insert a second metal spudger between the top edge of the display assembly and the rear panel assembly to keep the tabs from snapping back into place.
With one spudger, work your way along the right edge of the iPad.
The front panel is held to the aluminum back by metal clips on the top, bottom, and left sides. The right side has plastic tabs which slide into recesses in the backplate.
Once the clips are released, lift the left side of the front panel up and slide it to the left to clear the tabs from the aluminum backplate.
Remove the headphone jack from the rear case.
Make sure you transfer the rubber sound channel from your old microphone to the new microphone.
Before reinstalling the screws, be sure the headphone jack is properly seated in the headphone jack hole cut into the top edge of the rear case.