Introduction

In this guide you will need to remove the back cover of the device and then locate the microphone. Using a soldering iron, you will remove the preexisting microphone and replace it.

Because this task requires the use of a soldering iron, prior experience with soldering/desoldering will be beneficial.

Image 1/1: You will hear a ''snapping'' sound as the cover is separated from the body of the device.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool between the back cover of the device and the front panel.

  • You will hear a snapping sound as the cover is separated from the body of the device.

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Image 1/1: Again, you will hear a ''snapping'' sound as the cover is separated from the body of the device.
  • Slide the opening tool along the seam between the front panel and the back cover to un-clip the remaining connections around the device.

  • Again, you will hear a snapping sound as the cover is separated from the body of the device.

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  • Lift the back cover from the body of the device to expose the internal components.

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Image 1/1: The microphone is located toward the bottom left corner of the device (assuming the speakers are located on the right side of you).
  • Remove the microphone from its compartment.

  • The microphone is located toward the bottom left corner of the device (assuming the speakers are located on the right side of you).

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Image 1/2: If you're unfamiliar with soldering or desoldering, check out  [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|this guide]. Image 2/2: Be sure to wear protective eye wear. Also, keep in mind that the soldering iron will become extremely hot.
  • Use the soldering iron to remove the wires connected to the microphone.

  • If you're unfamiliar with soldering or desoldering, check out this guide.

  • Be sure to wear protective eye wear. Also, keep in mind that the soldering iron will become extremely hot.

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Conclusion

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

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