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Nexus 6 Headphone Jack Replacement

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  1. Nexus 6 Headphone Jack Replacement, SIM Card: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • With a SIM card eject tool (a paperclip will work as well), push down on the hole at the top of the phone until the SIM card holder releases. This should not take much pressure.

    • Remove the SIM card and the SIM card holder.

    • Lay out a soft cloth on your workspace to prevent scratching the screen in this and future steps.

    • Pry open the back casing using the soft plastic opening pick.

    • Be careful of the Power & Volume Key ribbon on the left side just next to the volume key. The ribbon is exposed and could be damaged with the opening tool.

    • Carefully pull the back casing apart from the rest of the phone with your hands. Because the casing is glued to the rest of the phone, this step may require some force. Don't be alarmed if the casing flexes a bit.

    • You may need an iOpener to loosen up the adhesive. Check out the iOpener Instructions for info on how to use it.

  2. Nexus 6 Headphone Jack Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the twenty-two 2.3 mm T3 Torx screws with the T3 Torx Screwdriver.

  3. Nexus 6 Headphone Jack Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 Nexus 6 Headphone Jack Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 Nexus 6 Headphone Jack Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • With tweezers, remove the rubber protector on the lower part of the phone.

    • Disconnect the battery connector by gently prying it straight up with a spudger, on the side opposite the cable.

    • Completely separate the battery side from the motherboard side by gently pulling the sides apart with your hands.

  4. Nexus 6 Headphone Jack Replacement, Remove the headphone jack: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Using tweezers, remove the headphone jack by gently pulling it away from the rest of the phone.


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

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thanks a lot for the guide!

I have a question and maybe someone can help me. I recently dropped by n6 in the toilet (yay) I'm not experiencing intermittent issues with the sound.

In short: sounds like youtube videos and in app sounds simply don't play unless headphones are plugged in. Also, when calling the mic and speaker do not respond, unless speaker phone is selected, or again unless i'm using headphones.

My actions: Taken off back and left in rice, factory reset, plugged in and out headphones many times, power cycled many times.

My diagnoses: the headphone jack believes it has headphones connected; even when they are not. Causing the no sound to play.

My question: would replacing the headphone jack be worthwhile for me?

A big thanks for any help or advice

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