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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the Connector Board of the OP-1, including the microphone, the line-in / line-out connectors and the USB port.

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    • Open the back panel by using a Jimmy on the side of the panel. Be careful not to damage the OP-1 coating.

    • Lift the back panel and remove it. The Connector Board is revealed.

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    • Disconnect the flex connector by lifting it up with a spudger.

    • Remove the three Phillips screws. Do not lose the washer at the bottom screw.

    • Take out the connector board.

    • Make sure to keep the black rubber pad underneath the board.

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    • Don't forget the cover for the on/off switch.

    • Simply take it off from the old board and transfer it to the new board.

Conclusion

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

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Veeery useful , thank you !

mouchtouris alexandre - Reply

Even with the Jimmy I can't seem to get the back panel off... a video would be helpful :)

Shawn Ivie - Reply

Got the back panel off finally but my connector board won't come out.

Shawn Ivie - Reply

Ok... finally got the connector board out. It took a bit of gentle prying using a very small thin screw driver bit on each side of the connector board. Once I had the right side popped up a bit I was able to push on the input output jacks from the outside to get clearance. Removing the connector board and putting it back in resolved the power switch issues I was experiencing. No new connector board needed! :)

Shawn Ivie - Reply

Worked well for me. I had a problem where the power would go when I plugged into the headphone jack + the power switch was a bit wobbly and flaky. Jimmy was ideal for removing cover. Like new. Thanks!

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