Introduction

If you cannot get sound from your device, and you have already tried cleaning it, follow these instructions to replace the headphone jack.

Image 1/1: Unscrew the 4 screws using the PH000 drill bit from the iFixit toolkit.
  • Before starting the disassemble, make sure the device is powered off.

  • Unscrew the 4 screws using the PH000 drill bit from the iFixit toolkit.

  • Don't forget to place the screws aside in a safe location, perhaps use a magnetic board to store them. You will need the screws to put the device back together.

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Image 1/2: After it is wedged in push down on the exposed end until the two sides come apart. Image 2/2: After it is wedged in push down on the exposed end until the two sides come apart.
  • Use the plastic opening tool from the iFixit toolkit to separate the back from the front of the device. This can be done by wedging the opening tool in the crack where the two sides of the device cover meet.

  • After it is wedged in push down on the exposed end until the two sides come apart.

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  • Using the PH000 drill bit from the iFixit toolkit, unscrew the 2 screws that detach the motherboard from the device.

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  • Using the plastic opening tool from the iFixit toolkit you will be able to wedge in between the device case and the motherboard. Push down on the exposed end of the device and the motherboard should pop up.

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Image 1/2: '''The soldering tool will be hot so be cautious when using it.''' Image 2/2: Using the soldering tool replace the old headphone jack with a new one. Solder into place.
  • Using the soldering tool remove the headphone jack off of the device.

  • The soldering tool will be hot so be cautious when using it.

  • Using the soldering tool replace the old headphone jack with a new one. Solder into place.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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