Introduction

To complete this guide, you will need to disassemble your device and use a soldering iron to replace the jack.

  1. 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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  2. 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.

    • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    • Remove the three 1 cm T-10 Torx screws.

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    • Carefully press out the white base tube and push up on the circuit board.

    • Note that there is a small wire connecting the circuit board to the base.

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    • Pull the white wire out of the hot glue.

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    • Unbolt the heatsink with a 5.5-mm socket and a Phillips PH1 screwdriver.

    • Remove the heat sink; it should detach from the bottom of the device.

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    • Remove the T-10 torx screw on the bottom of the device that attaches the base tube to the circuit board.

    • Turn the device so that the base tube is on top.

    • Remove the base tube by pulling up.

    • May need to cut the rubber adhesive between the base tube to the circuit board.

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    • Turn the device upside down.

    • Desolder the back lead for the auxiliary port that is circled.

    • Heat the lead until the solder melts.

    • Remove the solder with the solder pump.

    • For help with soldering view the iFixit soldering guide

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    • Repeat step 13 for the other two leads.

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    • Turn your device right-side up.

    • Remove the auxiliary jack.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, replace the auxiliary jack with a new one soldering it in place. Follow these instructions in reverse order.

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