Introduction

If the device is failing to transmit sound it may be necessary to replace the headphone jack. The most difficult step will be soldering the headphone jack, it is important to make sure you have all tools required and follow the instructions precisely.

Using the T5 Torx Screwdriver, remove the T5x3mm screws located in all 4 corners.
  • Using the T5 Torx Screwdriver, remove the T5x3mm screws located in all 4 corners.

  • Device should be turned off and unplugged before starting the replacements.

Use the plastic opening tool to push in between the front and the back of the tablet. Slide the plastic opening tool around all 4 sides of the tablet to separate the back cover.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to push in between the front and the back of the tablet.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool around all 4 sides of the tablet to separate the back cover.

  • Be careful when you are trying to remove the back as it can damage the screen if you force it too much.

Continue sliding the plastic opening tool around the tablet until all 4 sides are separated from each other. Remove the back cover.
  • Continue sliding the plastic opening tool around the tablet until all 4 sides are separated from each other.

  • Remove the back cover.

Push out the battery connector using the spudger. Swing the battery connector clear of the connector socket.
  • Push out the battery connector using the spudger.

  • Swing the battery connector clear of the connector socket.

Lift the battery from the device.
  • Lift the battery from the device.

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Pry the connector that attaches the front and back camera with a metal spudger. Pry the connector that attaches the front and back camera with a metal spudger.
  • Pry the connector that attaches the front and back camera with a metal spudger.

Pull the camera from the connectors. Pull the camera from the connectors.
  • Pull the camera from the connectors.

Identify the three T5x1mm screws and remove them with a Phillips #000 Identify the three T5x1mm screws and remove them with a Phillips #000
  • Identify the three T5x1mm screws and remove them with a Phillips #000

Unplug the connector with the tweezers. Remove the tape.
  • Unplug the connector with the tweezers.

  • Remove the tape.

Flip the ZIF connector with the metal spudger. Pull the ribbon connector out.
  • Flip the ZIF connector with the metal spudger.

  • Pull the ribbon connector out.

Pull the orange tape with the tweezers. Flip the ZIF connector with the spudger. Pull the ribbon connector with the tweezers.
  • Pull the orange tape with the tweezers.

  • Flip the ZIF connector with the spudger.

  • Pull the ribbon connector with the tweezers.

Remove the gray tape below the ribbon connector.
  • Remove the gray tape below the ribbon connector.

Flip the ZIF connector. Pull the ribbon connector out with the tweezers.
  • Flip the ZIF connector.

  • Pull the ribbon connector out with the tweezers.

Pull the circuit board off. Pull the circuit board off.
  • Pull the circuit board off.

Desolder the six points on the headphone jack using the soldering iron.
  • Desolder the six points on the headphone jack using the soldering iron.

  • Soldering iron will be hot be careful.

  • For more instructions about how to use the Soldering iron click here.

Conclusion

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

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