Introduction

Follow this guide to bring the sound back to your headphones by replacing the auxiliary port.

Image 1/1: Heat up an iOpener for 30 seconds and place on all four seams of the screen. A heat gun can be used as well.
  • Turn off the tablet before disassembly.

  • Heat up an iOpener for 30 seconds and place on all four seams of the screen. A heat gun can be used as well.

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Image 1/2: When prying open near the home and touch screen buttons, use a suction cup. Image 2/2: Do not stick the metal spudger past these buttons as this may damage your device.
  • The glue is now melted, so using the metal spudger shown, pry open all sides of the tablet.

  • When prying open near the home and touch screen buttons, use a suction cup.

  • Do not stick the metal spudger past these buttons as this may damage your device.

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Image 1/2: There is a ribbon cable attached. Lifting the screen too quickly can damage the cable. Image 2/2: There is a ribbon cable attached. Lifting the screen too quickly can damage the cable.
  • Carefully lift up the screen.

  • There is a ribbon cable attached. Lifting the screen too quickly can damage the cable.

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Image 1/3: The ribbon may be taped underneath to the grey frame. Gently lift the ribbon to untape it. Image 2/3: The ribbon may be taped underneath to the grey frame. Gently lift the ribbon to untape it. Image 3/3: The ribbon may be taped underneath to the grey frame. Gently lift the ribbon to untape it.
  • Remove the ribbon cable using the Metal Spudger.

  • The ribbon may be taped underneath to the grey frame. Gently lift the ribbon to untape it.

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  • Remove all seventeen 3 mm screws using a PH000 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: On the third picture, there is a Sim Card component that is connected to the frame and back cover. As you lift up the frame, it'll detach. This is normal. Image 2/3: On the third picture, there is a Sim Card component that is connected to the frame and back cover. As you lift up the frame, it'll detach. This is normal. Image 3/3: On the third picture, there is a Sim Card component that is connected to the frame and back cover. As you lift up the frame, it'll detach. This is normal.
  • Lift the black frame using the two Metal Spudgers shown.

  • On the third picture, there is a Sim Card component that is connected to the frame and back cover. As you lift up the frame, it'll detach. This is normal.

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Image 1/1: This component connects to the  sim card.
  • Once lifted, flip the grey frame over.

  • This component connects to the sim card.

  • Remember to click this component back into place when reassembling the tablet.

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Image 1/2: Remove the black 3mm screw using a PH000 Phillips screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove the black 3mm screw using a PH000 Phillips screwdriver.
  • This is where the auxiliary port is located.

  • Remove the black 3mm screw using a PH000 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Lift up the auxiliary port using the Blunt ESD Tweezer. Image 2/2: Lift up the auxiliary port using the Blunt ESD Tweezer.
  • Unclip the ribbon using the Blunt ESD Tweezer.

  • Lift up the auxiliary port using the Blunt ESD Tweezer.

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Conclusion

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

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