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Marvel iHome MR-M66 Auxiliary Port Replacement

What you need

  1. Marvel iHome MR-M66 Auxiliary Port Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 2 Marvel iHome MR-M66 Auxiliary Port Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Remove two of the three screws shown on the bottom of the device.

    • Begin removing the last screw, but leave it partially in the socket to remove the bottom cover easier.

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    • Remove the bottom cover by either pulling on the screw or using a plastic opening tool to pry the cover off.

    • After removing the bottom cover, remove the two screws.

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    • Use a spudger to release the small retaining clip that holds the feet to the bottom of the device.

    • Be careful here, as too much force can break the clip.

    • Remove the two screws from the back of the device.

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    • Using a plastic opening tool and your hand, separate the front and back covers from each other.

    • Starting from the bottom, use the plastic opening tool to create the initial separation and continue along the seam to the top of the device.

    • This step requires the most time and patience, so be careful.

    • The power switch will most likely come loose during this step and you will hear something rattling inside the device.

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    • Remove the two arms from either side of the device once a significant separation has been created.

    • They are not fixed to the body itself so you should be able to wiggle them free.

    • Continue pulling the back cover off the device.

    • Remove the red cover for the on/off switch from the device.

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    • Remove the two screws shown to access the battery.

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    • Remove the two screws shown to release the circuitboard.

    • Gently remove both the battery and circuitboard.

    • They will be attached together by the battery's wires.

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    • Locate the auxiliary port on the top side of the circuitboard.

    • On the bottom of the circuitboard, locate the metal pin connecting the auxiliary port to the circuitboard.

    • Use the soldering iron to disconnect the pin.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the old auxiliary port.

    • Place the new auxiliary port in the same spot and solder the port to the circuitboard.

Conclusion

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

Tyler Jacob

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