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Original post by: Steve Stevenson ,


If yu are having trouble removing the old flex and USB port it is probably because you not taken the grey palstic frame and beel off with the back cover. I expect you just took the back cover off instead of removing it all together by placing your pry tool between the glass screen and the silver frame, start in the middle of a side or top or bottom and work your way round. You wll find the corners a little more difficult but it will come off without breaking.

Once you have all that removed you will see the USB port and the mic strip that goes along at 90 degrees to the main flex. Gently lift the snap connector off (it just pops off) it s at the end of the short/small part of the flex, now lift out the mic form the little rubber socket and pry the USB port out of the frame. Go to the other end of the flex and lift the tape and release the brown plastic bar that clips the flex in to the connector and remove te flex.

Refit the the USB end with the 2 screws and replace the mic and end connector and press it into place in the frame.

Reconnect the other end of the flex into the connector and press down the brown plastic bar, refcover the joint with the (normally green) tape and test. Once you are sure that everything works just snap the back cover and frame on all the way round and you are done. The whole process is about 15 mins work. Good luck