Introduction

This guide will walk you through the steps to removing and replacing the headphone audio jack on the walkman.

Remove the two black 6.4mm Phillips screws from the back of the device. Remove the two black 6.4mm Phillips screws from the back of the device. Remove the two black 6.4mm Phillips screws from the back of the device.
  • Remove the two black 6.4mm Phillips screws from the back of the device.

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Using a plastic opening tool, work your way around the edges of the device, carefully prying off the front panel. Using a plastic opening tool, work your way around the edges of the device, carefully prying off the front panel. Using a plastic opening tool, work your way around the edges of the device, carefully prying off the front panel.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, work your way around the edges of the device, carefully prying off the front panel.

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Remove the two 2.8 mm phillips screws located on either side of the device near the top. Remove the two 2.8 mm phillips screws located on either side of the device near the top.
  • Remove the two 2.8 mm phillips screws located on either side of the device near the top.

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Carefully pull the top piece away from the device. Carefully pull the top piece away from the device.
  • Carefully pull the top piece away from the device.

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Remove the two 2.8mm silver Phillips screws on the sides of the frame. The two 2.8mm screws are on each side of the device. Insert a plastic prying tool between the bottom of the case and the motherboard.
  • Remove the two 2.8mm silver Phillips screws on the sides of the frame.

  • The two 2.8mm screws are on each side of the device.

  • Insert a plastic prying tool between the bottom of the case and the motherboard.

  • Pry up the assembly and lift it away from the case.

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Remove the yellow tape from the battery and volume control module. Save tape for reassembly. Save tape for reassembly.
  • Remove the yellow tape from the battery and volume control module.

  • Save tape for reassembly.

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Use a prying tool to pry under the volume control module. This module is glued on, using too much force may damage or warp the module. This module is glued on, using too much force may damage or warp the module.
  • Use a prying tool to pry under the volume control module.

  • This module is glued on, using too much force may damage or warp the module.

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Remove the tape from EMF shield and the LCD housing. Lift up on the volume control ribbon. Lift up on the volume control ribbon.
  • Remove the tape from EMF shield and the LCD housing.

  • Lift up on the volume control ribbon.

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Insert a plastic opening tool under the battery and lift up to remove it. The battery is glued on, too much force may damage the battery casing. The battery is soldered to the motherboard, care should be taken to not place too much stress on the wires.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool under the battery and lift up to remove it.

  • The battery is glued on, too much force may damage the battery casing.

  • The battery is soldered to the motherboard, care should be taken to not place too much stress on the wires.

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Remove the black shielding tape from above the Hard Drive. Peel the foam cover away from the hard drive. Use a plastic opening tool to remove the EMF chip from the motherboard.
  • Remove the black shielding tape from above the Hard Drive.

  • Peel the foam cover away from the hard drive.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the EMF chip from the motherboard.

  • The hard drive is soldered onto the device. Be careful not to pull too hard on the hard drive.

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Remove the plastic bracket by pushing up with your thumb to expose the display connection. Remove the plastic bracket by pushing up with your thumb to expose the display connection. Remove the plastic bracket by pushing up with your thumb to expose the display connection.
  • Remove the plastic bracket by pushing up with your thumb to expose the display connection.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the audio jack module. Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the audio jack module. Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the audio jack module.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the audio jack module.

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Peel back the ribbon for the audio jack and remove the 1.8mm silver Phillips screw. Peel back the ribbon for the audio jack and remove the 1.8mm silver Phillips screw.
  • Peel back the ribbon for the audio jack and remove the 1.8mm silver Phillips screw.

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Remove the mic casing by pushing up and in. Remove the headphone jack and the bottom casing. Remove the headphone jack and the bottom casing.
  • Remove the mic casing by pushing up and in.

  • Remove the headphone jack and the bottom casing.

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Conclusion

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

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Awesome! But where did you get the port itself?

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