Introduction

In this guide the repairer replaces the auxiliary audio out port of the device by disassembling to expose the motherboard and desoldering the component.

Prerequisite Guide:

Disassembling Garmin Nuvi 370 Into Core Components

Tools Used:

  • Fine Point Tweezers
  • Spudger
  • Soldering Iron
  • Solder Extraction Tool
    • Copper Braid
    • Solder Sucker

Estimated Duration: 15 minutes

Parts

No parts required.

After following the instructions in the main dis-assembly guide, you should have the screen detached from the motherboard.
  • After following the instructions in the main dis-assembly guide, you should have the screen detached from the motherboard.

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Use the tweezers or the spudger to lift the tan latch off the ribbon cable (ZIF connector)and gently pull out the ZIF connector and cable from underneath the opened latch. Use the tweezers or the spudger to lift the tan latch off the ribbon cable (ZIF connector)and gently pull out the ZIF connector and cable from underneath the opened latch. Use the tweezers or the spudger to lift the tan latch off the ribbon cable (ZIF connector)and gently pull out the ZIF connector and cable from underneath the opened latch.
  • Use the tweezers or the spudger to lift the tan latch off the ribbon cable (ZIF connector)and gently pull out the ZIF connector and cable from underneath the opened latch.

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The motherboard will now freely separate from the back casing; lay it flat next to the housing. The motherboard will now freely separate from the back casing; lay it flat next to the housing.
  • The motherboard will now freely separate from the back casing; lay it flat next to the housing.

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Disconnect the speaker and battery from their terminals on the motherboard.  This should disconnect the motherboard completely from the back panel. If nessesary, use tweezers or the spudger for precision.
  • Disconnect the speaker and battery from their terminals on the motherboard. This should disconnect the motherboard completely from the back panel.

    • If nessesary, use tweezers or the spudger for precision.

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De-solder the audio out port. Use a soldering iron to melt the solder on each of the leads of the port and a solder extraction tool (not shown), such as a solder sucker or copper braid. Use tweezers to grab the port for greater protection and precision.
  • De-solder the audio out port. Use a soldering iron to melt the solder on each of the leads of the port and a solder extraction tool (not shown), such as a solder sucker or copper braid.

    • Use tweezers to grab the port for greater protection and precision.

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The audio out port should now be completely separated from all other components.
  • The audio out port should now be completely separated from all other components.

  • Solder new, functional audio port. Make sure all solder connections are clean.

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Conclusion

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

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