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Slide the back cover forward toward the top of the device with your thumb.
  • Slide the back cover forward toward the top of the device with your thumb.

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The back cover is now separated from the device.
  • The back cover is now separated from the device.

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Apply a fingernail or a plastic opening tool to the base of the battery.
  • Apply a fingernail or a plastic opening tool to the base of the battery.

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Lift up gently.  The battery should come up and out.
  • Lift up gently. The battery should come up and out.

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The battery is now removed from the device.
  • The battery is now removed from the device.

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Remove the two black .265" screws at the base of the device.
  • Remove the two black .265" screws at the base of the device.

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Using a plastic opening tool, pry up the two arms of the case cover near the middle of the device to free them from the sides.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry up the two arms of the case cover near the middle of the device to free them from the sides.

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Slide the rear case cover toward the top of the device with your thumb to release it.
  • Slide the rear case cover toward the top of the device with your thumb to release it.

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The rear case cover can now be separated from the device.
  • The rear case cover can now be separated from the device.

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Remove the single 0.327" silver screw on the back of the device that was exposed when you removed the rear case cover.
  • Remove the single 0.327" silver screw on the back of the device that was exposed when you removed the rear case cover.

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Flip the device over and work a plastic opening tool around the base of the front case cover until it loosens.
  • Flip the device over and work a plastic opening tool around the base of the front case cover until it loosens.

  • CAUTION: Do not fully remove the case cover until the next step has been completed or you may damage the ribbon cable. To be safe, only lift the cover high enough to fit a spudger in the gap.

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Open the case cover starting on the side most distance from the buttons.
  • Open the case cover starting on the side most distance from the buttons.

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Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry up on the top of where the ribbon cable attaches to the motherboard to release the cable.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry up on the top of where the ribbon cable attaches to the motherboard to release the cable.

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You can now safely remove the front case cover from the device.
  • You can now safely remove the front case cover from the device.

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CAUTION: Do not scrape the spludger along the top of the motherboard or you may damage the circuitry.
  • CAUTION: Do not scrape the spludger along the top of the motherboard or you may damage the circuitry.

  • Using a spudger, carefully pry the motherboard out of the case.

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Flip the device over. In one corner, there is a large black component extending past the side of the device. This is the headphone jack. Using a soldering iron, desolder the four points at which the headphone jack connects to the motherboard.
  • Flip the device over. In one corner, there is a large black component extending past the side of the device. This is the headphone jack.

  • Using a soldering iron, desolder the four points at which the headphone jack connects to the motherboard.

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Rotate the device
  • Rotate the device

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Resolder the new headphone jack to the motherboard, being careful that it is fully attached and in place. Dimensions for headphone jack: 0.230" by 0.541"  1/8" diameter
  • Resolder the new headphone jack to the motherboard, being careful that it is fully attached and in place.

  • Dimensions for headphone jack: 0.230" by 0.541" 1/8" diameter

  • The red box displays the newly installed headphone jack.

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Conclusion

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

Ryan Burke

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Sometimes the problem isn't that you need to solder a new jack on but that the jack has become detached from the board or worse the board has started to flake apart (the pad has detached from the board).

So get out your volt meter before you remove the old jack and test to make sure it's the jack that is the problem. My experience is that it is rarely the jack (I've fixed several of these).

There are a couple places on the board where you can solder wires onto if the pads become detached. Just be sure to glue the jack down since the pads aren't anchoring it now (so you don't put added strain on the remaining pads).

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