Introduction

I bought a kit to fix this component. The kit contained the headphone jack itself, a Phillips #00 Screwdriver and an Opening Tool.

I made do with just the above tools, but my instructions use the ideal tools should you have them.

I also replaced the rear camera at the same time, by following the excellent guide for that component.

  1. Use a plastic opening tool to free the clips on the top and each side of the back cover.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to free the clips on the top and each side of the back cover.

    • The bottom is secured with some adhesive foam. You should be able to finally free the back cover using an opening pick.

    • It's best to avoid prying around the SIM card slot, as the plastic here is very thin and likely to break from prying.

  2. Remove the six 4.0 mm Phillips #00  screws that secure the midframe to the phone.
    • Remove the six 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws that secure the midframe to the phone.

    • To replace the LCD screen and digitizer, remove the additional four 4.0mm daughterboard cover screws with the same screwdriver.

    • Remove the midframe from the phone.

    • Use a spudger or opening tool to disconnect the battery ribbon cable.

    • In this image, the motherboard has been removed. This is NOT required as part of this guide.

    • Use a spudger or tweezers to pull the headphone jack upward and out of the phone.

      • The headphone jack is secured by the spring tension of its contacts to the motherboard.

      • It is also secured by adhesive below it.

    • Place the new headphone jack by orienting it like the old one and pressing it gently down into the phone.

      • It is a snug fit due to the tension of its sprung contacts.

Conclusion

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

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