Introduction

The charger port is located on the motherboard (the blue L-shaped piece) at the bottom of the device. In order to replace the port, a soldering kit is needed. Be sure you have all the necessary tools and safety equipment on hand before starting.

A guide to soldering can be found on iFixit's website here.

Remove the two 2cm screws on the bottom using the PH0 Phillips head screw driver.
  • Remove the two 2cm screws on the bottom using the PH0 Phillips head screw driver.

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Pry open back piece with plastic spudger. Remove the back piece of the device.
  • Pry open back piece with plastic spudger.

  • Remove the back piece of the device.

  • The back panel may be difficult to pry off, use gentle force.

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Disconnect speaker (which is attached by black and red wires) from back piece using plastic spudger.
  • Disconnect speaker (which is attached by black and red wires) from back piece using plastic spudger.

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Gently pry the battery off of the device with the plastic spudger.
  • Gently pry the battery off of the device with the plastic spudger.

  • There is a large amount of glue holding the battery to the device.

  • Do not puncture the battery with the plastic spudger.

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The charger port is located on the underside of the motherboard (as pictured).
  • The charger port is located on the underside of the motherboard (as pictured).

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Remove the charger port by using tweezers and gently pulling.
  • Remove the charger port by using tweezers and gently pulling.

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Solder and place new charger port.
  • Solder and place new charger port.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, snap back piece on to the front piece and screw in both 2cm screws at the bottom.

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