Introduction

Replace the aux port on your device

To remove the front grate of the speaker grab a metal spudger and go to the back corner of the device where the front panel curves around the device. Insert the spudger and ply apart the corner until clips release from panel. Repeat for the other side of the grate. When all clips are released pull grate off from the front of device When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The metal spudger is great when you need serious prying power, but the regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible.
  • To remove the front grate of the speaker grab a metal spudger and go to the back corner of the device where the front panel curves around the device. Insert the spudger and ply apart the corner until clips release from panel. Repeat for the other side of the grate. When all clips are released pull grate off from the front of device

  • When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The metal spudger is great when you need serious prying power, but the regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible.

Add Comment

Grab two metal spudgers and insert one into the slit underneath the silver plating on the top of the device. Pry upward with the spudger until you unhook the two locks on the top. Repeat same step for the bottom of the device. When all four tabs are released, slide device out of the casing Use caution when working with the metal spudger, as it can potentially damage your device. Use caution when working with the metal spudger, as it can potentially damage your device.
  • Grab two metal spudgers and insert one into the slit underneath the silver plating on the top of the device. Pry upward with the spudger until you unhook the two locks on the top. Repeat same step for the bottom of the device. When all four tabs are released, slide device out of the casing

  • Use caution when working with the metal spudger, as it can potentially damage your device.

Add Comment

Remove the circuit board containing the aux port using the tweezers.
  • Remove the circuit board containing the aux port using the tweezers.

Add Comment

Remove the aux port from the board by un-soldering the connection points.
  • Remove the aux port from the board by un-soldering the connection points.

  • To reattach, solder aux port back onto board. For soldering help, check out iFixit's How to Solder and Desolder Connections guide.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

One other person completed this guide.

Niko Fabian

Member since: 03/06/2016

631 Reputation

5 Guides authored

Team

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 1

Past 7 Days: 5

Past 30 Days: 28

All Time: 520