In this guide the repairer replaces the microphone by disassembling the device to access the motherboard.
- Fine Point Tweezers
Estimated Duration: 10 minutes
No parts required.
After following the instructions in the main dis-assembly guide, you should have the screen detached from the motherboard.
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.
The motherboard will now freely separate from the back casing; lay it flat next to the housing.
Disconnect the speaker and battery from their terminals on the motherboard. This should disconnect the motherboard completely from the back panel.
Gently pull out the microphone wire from the terminal. Tweezers are recommended for precision.
The microphone component should now be completely separated from the motherboard.
Plug in new, functional microphone component.
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