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Introduction

By following this guide you should be able to replace the headphone jack in 10-20 minutes. By replacing the headphone jack, you will fix any headphone related audio issues such as static, muffled sounds, or poor earphone audio quality.

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  • Using your hands, carefully remove the back panel by popping the open slit, near the headphone jack, outwards.

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  • Using your fingernail or nylon spudger, remove the battery by lifting upward in the recess of the bottom right corner.

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  • Remove the (6) 4mm screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: The secondary rear panel houses the camera lens and speaker assembly,
  • Using the nylon spudger, carefully unhinge and pry the secondary rear panel using the recessed tabs on the left and right sides.

  • The secondary rear panel houses the camera lens and speaker assembly,

  • The metal trim of the headphone jack may come loose during this process.

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Image 1/1: Battery is connected to the motherboard with adhesive backing so use some force when removing the speaker assembly.
  • Using the spudger lift the speaker assembly upward, so you may have access to the headphone assembly.

  • Battery is connected to the motherboard with adhesive backing so use some force when removing the speaker assembly.

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Image 1/2: The headphone jack should lift off of the motherboard. Image 2/2: The headphone jack should lift off of the motherboard.
  • Using the spudger, carefully unplug and remove the headphone port assembly by lifting upward on the ribbon cable.

  • The headphone jack should lift off of the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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