Introduction

If you want to listen to music, or watch netflix with sound again, follow these steps to replace your dysfunctional headphone jack.

Be sure to power off your device before taking it apart.
  • Be sure to power off your device before taking it apart.

  • Locate the small tab, marked with the lock symbol on the upper right hand of your IdeaTab above the volume control buttons. Use your fingernail to gently loosen this tab.

  • Use your Phillips #000 screwdriver and remove the 3.5mm screw and put it aside.

  • Using your blue, plastic opening tool, begin to gently pry the back panel away from the front panel starting by where the screw was.

Removing the screw under the tab on the upper left side is advisable, before trying to pry apart the front and rear covers. Both of these screws may be hidden under security stickers.

Stuart Watson - Reply

Note the different lengths of these screws: ‘Upper left’ screw is the shorter of the two. Replace them in their original locations.

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Locate the black back plate, above the battery.
  • Locate the black back plate, above the battery.

  • Using a Phillips #000 screwdriver remove the 7 silver 3.5mm screws from the back plate.

  • Next, with the same screwdriver, remove the black 4.1mm screw.

  • Gently remove the back plate from the device.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to disconnect the battery wires from the system board. Slide your opening tool under the white plastic piece and pry it up.

  • Again, use the plastic opening tool to loosen the battery from the device by lifting up on the battery on all sides. This will detach the battery from the adhesive.

  • Gently place the battery aside.

What do you do after you take the battery out?

Johnny Stafford - Reply

What is the type of press-on connector used for the LENOVO L12T1P33? I need to order them.

WmJ Robinson - Reply

What is the type of SFF battery connector used for the LENOVO L12T1P33? I need to order them, but have had no success, even when supplying pix.

WmJ Robinson - Reply

Ensure that the volume button and the piece of card that fits behind it are in a safe place, ready for re-assembly. Place them in position after re-securing the back plate above the battery and before closing the case.

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  • Locate the volume button mechanism.

  • The volume button mechanism is called an FPC, it is adhered to the device frame. Remove it by prying it off using a tweezer or plastic opening tool.

  • Remove the FPC to the left of the volume button mechanism the same way.

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  • Locate the power button mechanism.

  • Remove the power button mechanism by prying it off using a tweezer or plastic opening tool.

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  • Remove the circular motor unit by gently pulling up on it using a tweezer.

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  • Locate the component with a QR code printed on it.

  • To disconnect this component you must first detach it from the white connector.

  • To detach it from the connector, use a tweezer to gently rotate the black piece 90 degrees so it is pointing up.

    • The white connector may have a yellow mylar sticker over it. Peel off the sticker and continue.

  • Once the black piece is pointing up the orange wires can be removed from the connectors. Using a tweezer pull the orange wires horizontally outwards from the white connector.

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  • Locate the orange cable to the right of the battery tray.

  • To disconnect this component you must first detach it from the white connector. Using a tweezer, pry the black piece upwards and rotate it 90 degrees so it points up.

    • There may be a yellow mylar sticker on top of the white connector. Peel off the sticker and continue.

  • Once the black piece is pointing up the orange wires can be removed from the connectors. Using a tweezer pull the orange wire horizontally outwards from the white connector.

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  • Using a #000 Phillips screwdriver, remove the two M1.4 3.5mm screws from the system board and set them aside.

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  • Locate the audio assembly near the top-right of the device.

  • Remove the audio assembly by inserting the tweezers in the circular hole in the black plastic box and pulling upwards.

  • Set the component aside and you are finished.

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Conclusion

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

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