Introduction

This guide will walk you through the process of replacing an unresponsive headphone jack on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (as indicated in the photograph).
  • Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (as indicated in the photograph).

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Insert a second plastic opening tool 6 cm (~2.4 inches) away from the first tool.
  • Insert a second plastic opening tool 6 cm (~2.4 inches) away from the first tool.

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  • Slide the second plastic opening tool along the edge of the device to separate the back cover.

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  • Using your hands, remove the back cover.

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  • Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

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  • 6 cm [2 in] away from the first plastic opening tool, insert a second plastic opening tool between the back cover and the screen.

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  • Slide the second plastic opening tool along the edge of the device to separate the back cover from the screen.

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  • Use your hands to open the back cover.

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  • Use tweezers to peel up the green tape located on top of the two flexible ribbon cables.

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  • Insert a spudger under the orange tab.

    • Gently pry up the tab to disconnect the black flexible ribbon cable from the motherboard.

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  • Carefully pull out the yellow flexible ribbon cable to disconnect it from the motherboard.

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  • Insert the spudger under the red, black, and white cables.

  • Pry up and detach the battery from the motherboard.

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  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the nine 1 mm screws located around the battery.

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  • Use a spudger to lift up and separate the battery from its housing.

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  • Locate the motherboard and 5 connectors on it.

  • Pry up and detach the connector from the motherboard using the flat edge of the spudger.

  • Repeat for the 4 remaining connectors.

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  • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the 3 screws (1mm) that are located near:

    • Camera

    • Power and volume buttons

    • Tilt sensor

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  • Using the flat edge of the spudger, pry and lift up the motherboard.

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  • Pull away the motherboard from the housing.

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  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the 2 screws (3mm).

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  • Remove two metal support brackets.

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  • Lift headphone jack assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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