Game Boy Headphone Jack Replacement
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This guide will illustrate how to install a new headphone jack on an original Game Boy system.
- Author: Andrew Tramposch
- Time estimate: 30 minutes
- Difficulty: Difficult
This guide will illustrate how to install a new headphone jack on an original Game Boy system. You'll need to know how to solder for this replacement, so be sure to check out iFixit's soldering technique guide.
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Use a fingernail (or small coin) to push down on the battery door latch and remove the battery door.
Use a fingernail to pry each battery outward from the positive (+) terminal to remove them.
Gently separate the device's front casing from the back casing after you remove the screws.
Grip the ribbon connector with your thumb and forefinger. Pull down gently until the connector, not the ribbon itself, comes out of its socket.
Separate the front and back casings.
The headphone jack is located on the bottom of the rear outer casing, near the battery compartment.
Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two screws holding the headphone jack in place.
Use a Phillips#00 screwdriver to remove the two screws that hold the main circuit board to the casing. This will allow access to the connection points of the headphone jack.
Use a plastic opening tool to remove the main circuit board from the casing.
Once the main circuit board is removed, set aside the outer casing.