Introduction

This guide provides the steps necessary in order to replace the thirty-pin connector.

Turn the device upside down so that the three rubber pads are facing up.
  • Turn the device upside down so that the three rubber pads are facing up.

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Use a heat gun (set to low) to apply heat  to one of the rubber pads until you can easily remove the pad. This step takes around 5-7 minutes.
  • Use a heat gun (set to low) to apply heat to one of the rubber pads until you can easily remove the pad. This step takes around 5-7 minutes.

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Remove the heated rubber pad with a plastic opening tool.
  • Remove the heated rubber pad with a plastic opening tool.

  • Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the two remaining rubber pads.

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Remove the six 1cm T-10 torx screws on the bottom of the device (found under the rubber pads) using a T-10 Torx screwdriver. Remove the six 1cm T-10 torx screws on the bottom of the device (found under the rubber pads) using a T-10 Torx screwdriver.
  • Remove the six 1cm T-10 torx screws on the bottom of the device (found under the rubber pads) using a T-10 Torx screwdriver.

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Open the device along its seam. Be careful when separating the device because there are wires connecting the two seperate halves. Be careful when separating the device because there are wires connecting the two seperate halves.
  • Open the device along its seam.

  • Be careful when separating the device because there are wires connecting the two seperate halves.

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Disconnect the ribbon cable connector from the top half of the device by pulling outward and parallel to the connecting pins.
  • Disconnect the ribbon cable connector from the top half of the device by pulling outward and parallel to the connecting pins.

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Locate and disconnect the two molex connectors found on either side of the ribbon cable connector on the bottom half of the device. Locate and disconnect the two molex connectors found on either side of the ribbon cable connector on the bottom half of the device.
  • Locate and disconnect the two molex connectors found on either side of the ribbon cable connector on the bottom half of the device.

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Apply heat with a heatgun on a low setting to the area around the 30-pin connector until you can easily pry it out by the seam surrounding it (about 10 minutes).
  • Apply heat with a heatgun on a low setting to the area around the 30-pin connector until you can easily pry it out by the seam surrounding it (about 10 minutes).

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Use a metal spudger to pry out the plastic surrounding the 30-pin connector.
  • Use a metal spudger to pry out the plastic surrounding the 30-pin connector.

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Use a pair of tweezers to wiggle out the 30-pin connector.
  • Use a pair of tweezers to wiggle out the 30-pin connector.

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Conclusion

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

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and how you get a new one of the 30 pin connector?

bini barazany - Reply

Yes, where can we buy a new one of the 30 pin connector?

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