Introduction

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

  1. 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.

  2. Use a suction cup to assist in lifting the screen while prying around its edges with a plastic spudger.
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • Remove the two 3.5mm Phillips #000 screws.

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

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

    • Detach the cable connecting to the headphone jack.

    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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