Use the metal spudger to create a gap between the back cover and the device.
  • Use the metal spudger to create a gap between the back cover and the device.

  • Be gentle when using the metal spudger so that the casing is not damaged.

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Use the nylon spudger to completely separate the back of the device. Take the nylon spudger around the outside of the device cover until it comes free.
  • Use the nylon spudger to completely separate the back of the device.

  • Take the nylon spudger around the outside of the device cover until it comes free.

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Use the Phillips head PH0 to remove the 7 battery screws. The 5 side screws measure 3.5mm.
  • Use the Phillips head PH0 to remove the 7 battery screws.

  • The 5 side screws measure 3.5mm.

  • The 2 top and bottom screws measure 4.5 mm.

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To disconnect the cable, use the fine tweezers to flip up the small retaining flap. Then, you can safely pull the ribbon cable out. Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself.
  • To disconnect the cable, use the fine tweezers to flip up the small retaining flap. Then, you can safely pull the ribbon cable out.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself.

  • The zero insertion force (ZIF) connector is used to secure delicate ribbon cables, such as this trackpad cable.

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Remove the colored power cable from its connector.
  • Remove the colored power cable from its connector.

  • To disconnect it safely, use the pointed tip of a spudger to carefully push on each side of the connector.

  • Alternating from one side to the other, gently “walk” the connector out of its socket.

  • Be sure to be very gentle when prying colored wires from motherboard to ensure that there is no damage.

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Battery will lift out of the device.
  • Battery will lift out of the device.

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Remove the 4 – 4.5 mm screws from the motherboard assembly.
  • Remove the 4 – 4.5 mm screws from the motherboard assembly.

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Remove the 2 – 3.5 mm screws from the motherboard assembly.
  • Remove the 2 – 3.5 mm screws from the motherboard assembly.

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The motherboard should come free at this point.
  • The motherboard should come free at this point.

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Prepare soldering iron to heat the connections to the motherboard.
  • Prepare soldering iron to heat the connections to the motherboard.

  • Soldering irons are very hot, use caution as not to burn yourself, or other parts of the motherboard.

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Use the soldering iron to melt the metal connection from the motherboard to the audio jack. Use the fine pointed tweezers to pull the audio jack away from the motherboard. Do not touch the audio jack or surrounding area with your hands, melted metal is very hot.
  • Use the soldering iron to melt the metal connection from the motherboard to the audio jack.

  • Use the fine pointed tweezers to pull the audio jack away from the motherboard.

  • Do not touch the audio jack or surrounding area with your hands, melted metal is very hot.

  • The solder cools quickly so you will have to be quick and precise.

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Upon acquiring a new audio jack, use the soldering iron to solder the six connection ports into the motherboard.
  • Upon acquiring a new audio jack, use the soldering iron to solder the six connection ports into the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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