Introduction

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

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  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the two remaining rubber pads.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Be careful when separating the device because there are wires connecting the two seperate halves. Image 2/3: Be careful when separating the device because there are wires connecting the two seperate halves. Image 3/3: 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.

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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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Image 1/1: Note that there is a small wire connecting the circuit board to the base.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Remove the heat sink; it should detach from the bottom of the device. Image 2/3: Remove the heat sink; it should detach from the bottom of the device. Image 3/3: Remove the heat sink; it should detach from the bottom of the device.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Turn the device so that the base tube is on top. Image 2/3: Remove the base tube by pulling up. Image 3/3: May need to cut the rubber adhesive between the base tube to the circuit board.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Solder the back lead of the power jack until the solder melts. Image 2/3: Heat the lead until the solder melts. Image 3/3: Remove the solder with the desoldering pump.
  • Turn the device upside down.

  • Solder the back lead of the power jack until the solder melts.

  • Heat the lead until the solder melts.

  • Remove the solder with the desoldering 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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  • Remove the power jack.

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Conclusion

Replace the power jack with the new jack and resolder the leads. Follow the steps in reverse order to reassemble your device

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