Introduction

Before replacing the headphone jack, see the troubleshooting section for the Creative Zen V Plus. You'll also need to know how to desolder and solder components so be sure to learn how with How To Solder and Desolder Connections!

Find the grooves around the buttons on the front and carefully remove the panel. This can be done without the use of any tools.
  • Find the grooves around the buttons on the front and carefully remove the panel. This can be done without the use of any tools.

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Using a plastic opening tool, place the skinny flat end between the groove running along side of the device.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, place the skinny flat end between the groove running along side of the device.

  • Using a twisting motion, detach the control panel from the device

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Find the groove around the outside of the green section. Use an ESD safe spudger to slowly lift the plastic panel up.
  • Find the groove around the outside of the green section. Use an ESD safe spudger to slowly lift the plastic panel up.

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After removing the green section, find the groove around the display. Insert a ESD safe spudger and carefully lift the display. After removing the green section, find the groove around the display. Insert a ESD safe spudger and carefully lift the display.
  • After removing the green section, find the groove around the display. Insert a ESD safe spudger and carefully lift the display.

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The display can lift up the display but be sure not to damage any of the cables connecting it to the mother board.
  • The display can lift up the display but be sure not to damage any of the cables connecting it to the mother board.

  • Remove the screw located under the display using the 00 Phillips head screwdriver.

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Pull up on the motherboard and display. It is glued to the base so it will require a little force. Be careful though, as the board is fragile. Pull up on the motherboard and display. It is glued to the base so it will require a little force. Be careful though, as the board is fragile. Pull up on the motherboard and display. It is glued to the base so it will require a little force. Be careful though, as the board is fragile.
  • Pull up on the motherboard and display. It is glued to the base so it will require a little force. Be careful though, as the board is fragile.

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Locate the circles of metal holding the headphone jack to the logic board. Using a soldering iron, de-solder these circles and remove the headphone jack.
  • Locate the circles of metal holding the headphone jack to the logic board. Using a soldering iron, de-solder these circles and remove the headphone jack.

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Conclusion

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

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