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.

Parts

No parts required.

Using your hands, carefully remove the back panel by popping the open slit, near the headphone jack, outwards.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove the (6) 4mm screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Using the nylon spudger, carefully unhinge and pry the secondary rear panel using the recessed tabs on the left and right sides.
  • 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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Using the spudger lift the speaker assembly upward, so you may have access to the headphone 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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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.
  • 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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