Introduction

If you are unable to hear any kind of audio on your Sony Walkman, it is possible that you may need to replace the headphone jack. This can be a little tricky for this particular model, but not impossible. To do this, you will need a spudger and a soldering iron.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Remove any batteries or cassettes from the Walkman.

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Image 1/3: Remove the back cover evenly on all sides. The best method is to insert the spudger and gently twist it slightly to separate the two parts, slowly working your way around the entire outer shell. Image 2/3: Remove the back cover evenly on all sides. The best method is to insert the spudger and gently twist it slightly to separate the two parts, slowly working your way around the entire outer shell. Image 3/3: Remove the back cover evenly on all sides. The best method is to insert the spudger and gently twist it slightly to separate the two parts, slowly working your way around the entire outer shell.
  • Using a spudger, separate the back cover from the front.

  • Remove the back cover evenly on all sides. The best method is to insert the spudger and gently twist it slightly to separate the two parts, slowly working your way around the entire outer shell.

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Image 1/2: Carefully lift the motherboard out of the outer shell. Image 2/2: Be careful to only handle the motherboard by the edges. Avoid touching the metal parts.
  • Gently pull the ribbon from the jack just above the film revolver, near the edge.

  • Carefully lift the motherboard out of the outer shell.

  • Be careful to only handle the motherboard by the edges. Avoid touching the metal parts.

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Image 1/1: Using a soldering iron, remove the headphone jack by de-soldering the four points that hold it in place.
  • Locate the four metal points on the motherboard that hold the headphone jack in place.

  • Using a soldering iron, remove the headphone jack by de-soldering the four points that hold it in place.

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Conclusion

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

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