Introduction

A broken headphone jack means that audio from your headphones is poor or nonexistent.

Apply the heat gun around the edges of the tablet to melt the adhesive glue. Do not allow the gun to remain still for more than two seconds, so that you do not melt the plastic around the screen.
  • Apply the heat gun around the edges of the tablet to melt the adhesive glue.

  • Do not allow the gun to remain still for more than two seconds, so that you do not melt the plastic around the screen.

  • If you do not have access to a heat gun, you may also use an iOpener or a hair dryer. Refer to the iOpener guide for extra help.

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Apply the suction to the bottom or top right corner. Use the plastic opening tool at several points around the screen while the suction is being applied to pop the screen out.
  • Apply the suction to the bottom or top right corner.

  • Use the plastic opening tool at several points around the screen while the suction is being applied to pop the screen out.

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Once the screen is detached, open the tablet like a book.
  • Once the screen is detached, open the tablet like a book.

  • Gently open the tablet, and do not pull the pieces apart since you can risk damaging the orange ribbon cable.

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Using the precision tweezers, remove the silver tape that is holding the orange ribbon cable connecting the two pieces.
  • Using the precision tweezers, remove the silver tape that is holding the orange ribbon cable connecting the two pieces.

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Using the precision tweezers, remove the small press-fit connector from the body of the tablet.
  • Using the precision tweezers, remove the small press-fit connector from the body of the tablet.

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Using the Philips #000 screwdriver, remove the seventeen 2.74 mm screws around the edges. Remove the two 2.74 mm black screws in the middle of the tablet with the Philips #000 screwdriver.
  • Using the Philips #000 screwdriver, remove the seventeen 2.74 mm screws around the edges.

  • Remove the two 2.74 mm black screws in the middle of the tablet with the Philips #000 screwdriver.

  • Put the screws on a magnetic project mat or in a container so that you do not lose them.

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Take the plastic opening tool around the tablet to remove the motherboard from the device. Take the plastic opening tool around the tablet to remove the motherboard from the device. Take the plastic opening tool around the tablet to remove the motherboard from the device.
  • Take the plastic opening tool around the tablet to remove the motherboard from the device.

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Locate the headphone jack towards the bottom right-hand side. Using the plastic opening tool, lift up the press-fit connector.
  • Locate the headphone jack towards the bottom right-hand side.

  • Using the plastic opening tool, lift up the press-fit connector.

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Using the Phillips #000 Screwdriver, remove the 2.74 mm black screw next to the headphone jack.
  • Using the Phillips #000 Screwdriver, remove the 2.74 mm black screw next to the headphone jack.

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Using the precision tweezers, remove the headphone jack.
  • Using the precision tweezers, remove the headphone jack.

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Conclusion

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

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