Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the headphone module of the Fairphone 2.

Image 1/2: Take off the back cover. Image 2/2: Take off the back cover.
  • Just peel off the back cover by starting at one of the corners and work your way around.

  • Take off the back cover.

My cover is broken - the rubber is lifting from the hard plastic. What can I do? Where can I purchase replacement cases? Perhaps the iFixit app could affiliate with the parts suppliers and host a link for when parts go missing or broken.

Osh Gates - Reply

Thanks for the hint. We added a link to the spare part directly from Fairphone (also for all the other guides and parts). Be aware that Fairphone only ships to European continental countries as stated on their page: https://support.fairphone.com/hc/en-us/a...

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Image 1/3: Pull the battery out away from the phone. Image 2/3: Pull the battery out away from the phone. Image 3/3: Pull the battery out away from the phone.
  • Push the battery toward the top of the phone.

  • Pull the battery out away from the phone.

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Image 1/3: Flip the two blue switches to the inner position. Image 2/3: Slide the display assembly towards the bottom of the phone. Image 3/3: Slide the display assembly towards the bottom of the phone.
  • After taking out the battery you can unlock the display assembly.

  • Flip the two blue switches to the inner position.

  • Slide the display assembly towards the bottom of the phone.

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  • Another possible way of sliding the display assembly open.

Impossible de déplacer l'écran vers le bas chez moi. Je n'ose pas forcer... c'est normal?

benbahmedf - Reply

I can not slide the display assembly. Some help?

Laura Ivorra - Reply

The display sits very tight.

So you need to gently apply a little force to slide it open the first time.

It is hard to get a good grip on the two parts for a successful "magic move".

Tobias Isakeit - Reply

Leider kann ich weder mit "little force" noch mit "much force" das Display nach der Entriegelung bewegen. Wer kann mit mehr Details helfen?

Christine Heckmann - Reply

It did work for me. Make sure, you have unlocked the blue switches in step 3 (sorry, had to mention that). if you can't get a grip, you might try to lay a ruler or two credit cards on top of each other on a table that is tight at the wall,

- place the ruler/credit cards on the table and just attaching the wall

- place the PF2 with the display upside down on the table in front of the ruler/credit cards with the blue switches towards you and the headphone plug attaching the ruler/cards.

- then gently but with increasing force push your two thumbs towards the top of the main FP2 unit (or use more fingers to push both in the centre as well as on the two edges). make sure you push horizontally and that the ruler is not higher than the border of the display unit (1.5-2 mm).

(hope i could explain myself in and understandable way! ;-) )

metaworx - Reply

Thank you a lot ! This worked for me.

Nicolas Dudermel -

Thanks, it worked for us as well.

deRahier -

great tip! Thanks so much

Matthew Kelly -

Really helped! This way finally worked for me. Thanks :)

Imogen Michel -

Perfect Metaworx, it worked for me as well :)

siohdk - Reply

Your nails are slightly long? You are lucky. Hold the phone with the screen on your right palm with the blue bits facing your body. Make sure your fingernails are holding the top of the screen. Push the back of the phone with your left hand. It worked for me.

Askateth - Reply

Mit einer alten Haltekarte für SIM Cards als Hebel habe ich das Display vorsichtig abgeschoben

Joachim - Reply

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  • Take off the display assembly.

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  • Remove the two Phillips #0 screws of the headphone module marked by the blue circles.

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Image 1/3: Take out the module by first pushing the left part out with your thumb while holding the right side in place. Image 2/3: Then push out the right part with your other thumb. Image 3/3: Then push out the right part with your other thumb.
  • Turn the mainframe around so you're looking at it from the back and can see the two blank parts of the module.

  • Take out the module by first pushing the left part out with your thumb while holding the right side in place.

  • Then push out the right part with your other thumb.

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Conclusion

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

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Die beiden Schrauben, die blau gekennzeichnet sind - es sind vier Schrauben. Soweit bin ich jedoch nicht gekommen, da der Bildschirm sich auf beide genannten Weisen nicht abschieben lässt. Schraubstock und leichte Schläge mir einem breiten Schraubenzieher werden keine sinnvollen Werkzeuge sein. Schraubenzieher: Im Baumarkt gibt es keinen PH 0 sondern PH 0 x 60. Der Verkäufer meinte, es müsste der PH 00 x 60 sein; also beide mitgenommen. Zum Testen, welcher der richtige ist, bin ich nicht gekommen, siehe oben. Vielleicht sind auch beide falsch und es gibt per Internet tatsächlich den PH 0. Außerdem muss ich nicht das Kopfhörerteil austauschen, sondern den Lautsprecher, den ich nach Schwierigkeiten inzwischen erhalten habe. Über Lautsprecheraustausch finde ich keine Anleitung. cw@actanol.de

carstenwitt41 - Reply

Hallo, die zwei blauen Schrauben lösen das Modul vom Rahmen, die beiden anderen sind Torx Schrauben und öffnen das Modul selbst. Das Display sitzt recht fest und muss ein wenig lose gewackelt werden. Eventuell hilft es Gummihandschuhe zu verwenden oder das Fairphone mit der Displayseite auf eine rutschfeste Matte zu legen und dann durch Hin-und Herbewegen zu lockern. Die Anleitung für das Mikrofonmodul zeigt, dass darin auch den Lautsprecher sitzt: Fairphone 2 Microphone Module Replacement

Tobias Isakeit -

Um einen Fussel aus der Klinkenbuchse zu entfernen, benötigt man zusätzlich zum Philips #0 ,

einen Torx #5 um die beiden kleinen Schrauben zu lösen. Die Metallklammern solten kein Problem darstellen.

Thomas Siegl -

Nach dem Tausch muss der Näherungssensor (Proximity Sensor) neu kalibriert werden, sonst bleibt das Display beim Telefonieren immer schwarz!

Einstellungen->System->Wartung->Näherungssensor

Florian Steinle - Reply

Worked flawlessly. Thank you.

So for those of you not speaking english - it can be a good idea to calibrate the proximity sensor after replacing the module (the sensor that blanks (blacks) the screen when holding the phone to your ear).

Settings - Maintenance - Proximity Sensor

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