Introduction

Follow this guide to replace a faulty headphone jack in your Sandisk Sansa m230 Series MP3 Player.

  1. Remove the battery compartment cover.
    • Remove the battery compartment cover.

    • Remove the battery.

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  2. Locate and remove the screw next to the battery compartment lid.
    • Locate and remove the screw next to the battery compartment lid.

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    • Locate the interlocking pegs along the seam of the device's casings.

    • Gently pry the pegs apart one at a time, working your way around the case.

    • Be careful when prying apart the pegs: they are made of plastic and may break.

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    • The battery contact springs may prevent the case from separating.

    • Push the battery contact springs down through the hole in the case.

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    • The casing protecting the USB and headphone jacks must be removed.

    • Locate and gently pry apart the two interlocking clips holding it in place.

    • The outer casings may now be removed and the MP3 player should separate.

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    • You now have access to all components found on the inside of the device!

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    • Locate the headphone jack on the motherboard.

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    • Ensure the hot end of the soldering iron is elevated on a metal stand when not in use to prevent burns.

    • The solder and soldering iron are very hot! Do not touch unless you are wearing appropriate protective gloves.

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    • Use soldering iron to melt the existing solder at the three headphone jack connections.

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    • Remove the faulty headphone jack from the motherboard.

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    • Align the new headphone jack appropriately on the motherboard for soldering.

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    • Use the soldering iron and solder to create three stable connections between the motherboard and the headphone jack.

    • Allow the new solder to cool and harden before reassembling the MP3 player.

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Conclusion

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

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