Introduction

If you are hearing static or any distortion through your headphones then you might need to replace your headphone port. This guide will start with taking the back cover off and end with replacing your headphone port.

Parts

Image 1/2: Remove the back cover by placing the plastic opening tool on the bottom left side of the device and gently prying up. Image 2/2: There is a small slit that fits the plastic opening tool perfectly on the left side.
  • Make sure that you power off the phone before beginning.

  • Remove the back cover by placing the plastic opening tool on the bottom left side of the device and gently prying up.

  • There is a small slit that fits the plastic opening tool perfectly on the left side.

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  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the indent at the bottom of the battery and lift up. Fully remove the battery with your fingers.

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  • Carefully use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the eleven 3.9mm visible screws found on the back. The screws to be removed are marked with the given indicators.

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Image 1/3: This part could be more difficult if you have never removed the motherboard cover. If difficulty arises, pry the plastic opening tool into each groove along the edge of the motherboard cover until it releases. Image 2/3: Once a clip is released, you can detach the motherboard cover with your fingers and set aside. Image 3/3: Once a clip is released, you can detach the motherboard cover with your fingers and set aside.
  • When you have finished removing all of the screws, place the plastic opening tool in the groove at the bottom left corner of the motherboard cover and lift up.

  • This part could be more difficult if you have never removed the motherboard cover. If difficulty arises, pry the plastic opening tool into each groove along the edge of the motherboard cover until it releases.

  • Once a clip is released, you can detach the motherboard cover with your fingers and set aside.

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Image 1/3: Keep in mind to be careful with the ribbons, because they are small components and important for the device's functionality. Image 2/3: The third photo attached depicts what the ribbons look like when they are successfully detached. Image 3/3: The third photo attached depicts what the ribbons look like when they are successfully detached.
  • Carefully place the plastic opening tool under the ribbons where the cables are connecting and lift up to detach the cables.

  • Keep in mind to be careful with the ribbons, because they are small components and important for the device's functionality.

  • The third photo attached depicts what the ribbons look like when they are successfully detached.

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Image 1/2: This step will be quite simple if all the ribbons have been detached correctly. Image 2/2: This step will be quite simple if all the ribbons have been detached correctly.
  • Fully remove the motherboard by prying upward with the plastic opening tool.

  • This step will be quite simple if all the ribbons have been detached correctly.

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Image 1/2: The headphone port is held in place with adhesive so it may take some time to pry it loose. Image 2/2: The headphone port is held in place with adhesive so it may take some time to pry it loose.
  • Place the plastic opening tool under the headphone jack in the bottom corner and lift up. Remove the headphone port with your fingers after you have pried it loose.

  • The headphone port is held in place with adhesive so it may take some time to pry it loose.

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Conclusion

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

Kimberly Young

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What kind of adhesive to you use to replace jack?

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