Introduction

Use this guide when the auxiliary port needs to be replaced.

Remove the four Torx T5 screws from the back panel.
  • Remove the four Torx T5 screws from the back panel.

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Wedge a spudger in between the front and back panel.
  • Wedge a spudger in between the front and back panel.

  • Apply leverage downwards to the spudger in order to remove the back panel.

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Slide the battery out from under the brown wire-tape.
  • Slide the battery out from under the brown wire-tape.

    • Be careful of the wires still connected to the other end of the battery. Do not pull or damage may occur.

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Slowly pull the white plug from its receptor. Grasp its sides firmly with a pair of tweezers and gently wiggle from side to side.
  • Slowly pull the white plug from its receptor. Grasp its sides firmly with a pair of tweezers and gently wiggle from side to side.

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Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws on each end of the motherboard.
  • Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws on each end of the motherboard.

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Pull off the black memory card slot piece with tweezers.
  • Pull off the black memory card slot piece with tweezers.

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Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws on each side of the charging port.
  • Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws on each side of the charging port.

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Disconnect 2 brown wire-tape ends from each end of the motherboard. Gently pull straight out with tweezers. Disconnect 2 brown wire-tape ends from each end of the motherboard. Gently pull straight out with tweezers.
  • Disconnect 2 brown wire-tape ends from each end of the motherboard. Gently pull straight out with tweezers.

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Pull the motherboard and screen component diagonally up and left away from the auxiliary port entrance to remove.
  • Pull the motherboard and screen component diagonally up and left away from the auxiliary port entrance to remove.

  • Glue connecting the auxiliary port to the casing may make it difficult to remove. Gently apply force as needed.

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Disconnect the 2 brown wire-tape ends from the left side of the battery slot on the motherboard using tweezers.
  • Disconnect the 2 brown wire-tape ends from the left side of the battery slot on the motherboard using tweezers.

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Disconnect the large brown wire-tape from the motherboard. Peel the black tape back from the wire-tape using tweezers. Lift the black, hinged, plastic lock with tweezers to release the wire-tape.
  • Disconnect the large brown wire-tape from the motherboard.

    • Peel the black tape back from the wire-tape using tweezers.

    • Lift the black, hinged, plastic lock with tweezers to release the wire-tape.

    • The screen and motherboard components can now be separated from each other.

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Remove the solder between the auxiliary port and the motherboard carefully with the desoldering pump.
  • Remove the solder between the auxiliary port and the motherboard carefully with the desoldering pump.

    • Try to avoid contact between the solder sucker and other components surrounding the auxiliary port.

    • Do not get too close to the soldering tip to avoid burn when soldering the new auxiliary port.

  • If you need further aid in desoldering/soldering the auxiliary port follow this guide on soldering components of devices.

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Conclusion

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

Irvin Camacho

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