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Tips for headphone jack replacement for iPhone 4?

I'm current 75% complete on converting a black iPhone 4 to white. I've replaced the front panel & LCD, back panel, and dock connector but the headphone jack has been a little unnerving. Mostly looking at it, and the piece that was supplied appears to be correct, but I'm waiting for someone else to tear into it and provide a guide for that replacement. If anyone has attempted the headphone replacement, please give me some tips on the proper steps. Thank you great community!

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did you ever replace the jack?

i have blown mine and im looking for a guide...

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Sorry Dave, haven't found a solution just yet. I don't know if anyone has a proper teardown just yet.

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Thanks tamhoangngo, I plan on doing the very same, so will refer to your instructions. Thanks!

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I have now successfully change both the headphone jack, and dock connector for white, what I ended up doing is blog about it, and detail it there. You can find all the information needed on the iPhone 4 White headphone jack replacement here..

[IMG]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5250/5248...[/IMG]

http://www.nokiadna.com/2010/12/white-ip...

I have just swapped the black Dock Connector for a white one now too, and will put a guide together for this process, which is far easier to do that the headphone jack!

[IMG]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5005/5251...[/IMG]

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No problem, see if you can take a few pics if you can during the process!

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nice guide, pdf'd

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Well done Mickyfin! Ironic you have an instructional blog about the Apple iPhone 4 on a site with a root name of NokiaDNA.com. :)

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I finally did it after giving up looking for a guide. I didn't create a break-down but I'll give a few pointers. Difficulty was moderate, must pay close attention to small details to complete properly.

-Break down the phone so the battery, vibrator, and motherboard is out.

-Start by gently prying on the bottom of the headphone jack until it comes out of it's space. Once the headphone jack is out, one should be able to easily discern the ribbons, where they are going and how to route the new ribbon cables.

-Now that the headphone jack is out, proceed to remove the 5 screws holding down the silent switch as well as the volume keys. The volume keys have a plastic black sticky cover that can be reused which i would recommend doing. Also, take note of the metal cover over the silent switch mechanism. It can only be reassembled a certain way so pay attention to what your doing.

-Since the ribbons and jack should be freed now, begin separating the metal pieces that must be reused on the new jack and ribbon.

-Reassembly was easiest for me by starting with the volume keys first. Slowly applying the sticky portions of the ribbons is also ideal. Remember to refer back to your old ribbon and jack to get an idea of how to bend the cables. Anyways, best of luck.

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No problem, yes, would you believe, Im actually a Nokia enthusiast.

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Great Job! I will accept yours as the best response. You deserve it!

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