Introduction

This guide will give step by step instructions to removing the headphone jack from a Google Pixel C tablet.

Ensure that the device is completely powered down before beginning to take it apart
  • Ensure that the device is completely powered down before beginning to take it apart

  • Use a heat gun to melt the adhesive that holds the screen to the device

  • Move the heat gun around the edge of the screen for approximately 1 minute, or until the screen can be lifted off in the next step.

  • Make sure not to heat the screen for too long because too much can damage other components inside the tablet.

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Use a suction cup to assist in lifting the screen while prying around its edges with a plastic spudger. If necessary use a metal spudger to pry the screen up, taking care not to scratch the device.
  • Use a suction cup to assist in lifting the screen while prying around its edges with a plastic spudger.

  • If necessary use a metal spudger to pry the screen up, taking care not to scratch the device.

  • Be careful not to pull the screen too far off. It will still be attached to the device by a cable for the front facing camera and the wide display data cable.

  • Reattaching the screen will require adhesive to ensure that it stays in place.

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Detach the cables for the camera by lifting the small flap using the tip of your fingernail or a spudger. Gently pull the ribbon cable out. Detach the cables for the camera by lifting the small flap using the tip of your fingernail or a spudger. Gently pull the ribbon cable out.
  • Detach the cables for the camera by lifting the small flap using the tip of your fingernail or a spudger. Gently pull the ribbon cable out.

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Follow the same removal procedure to detach the wide gold cable. When reattaching cables, it is helpful to use tweezers to slide the cable in before securing it down with the flap.
  • Follow the same removal procedure to detach the wide gold cable.

  • When reattaching cables, it is helpful to use tweezers to slide the cable in before securing it down with the flap.

  • This device is missing a battery, so the device that you are working on may appear slightly different inside.

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Orient the device so that the headphone jack is in the bottom right corner.
  • Orient the device so that the headphone jack is in the bottom right corner.

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Remove the two 3.5mm Phillips #000 screws. Remove the two 3.5mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • Remove the two 3.5mm Phillips #000 screws.

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Locate and remove the two 2.5mm Phillips #000 screws on either side of the wire coil.
  • Locate and remove the two 2.5mm Phillips #000 screws on either side of the wire coil.

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Detach the red and black cable using a narrow spudger. Detach the red and black cable using a narrow spudger.
  • Detach the red and black cable using a narrow spudger.

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Detach the cable connecting to the headphone jack. Detach the cable connecting to the headphone jack.
  • Detach the cable connecting to the headphone jack.

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Lift the headphone jack, coiled wire, and cable, peeling the adhesive back. Reassembly will require adhesive to ensure that the components are secured to the device.
  • Lift the headphone jack, coiled wire, and cable, peeling the adhesive back.

  • Reassembly will require adhesive to ensure that the components are secured to the device.

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Conclusion

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

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