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  • Using the standard metal spudger, begin by prying at the bottom of the plain rubber end cap (the end without the USB or auxiliary input).

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Image 1/1: Carefully remove the end panel.
  • Continue prying around the end panel, prying at different points until the entire panel is out of its seating.

  • Carefully remove the end panel.

  • The tabs which connect the panel are on the short sides.

  • WARNING: you will likely cause cosmetic damage to the end cap.

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  • Slide out the rubber foot located on the bottom of the case.

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Image 1/1: This is the only flat topped screw in the speaker, so keep track of which one it is.
  • Using a T6 bit, remove the flat topped 5mm screw located on the bottom of the casing, underneath the rubber foot.

  • This is the only flat topped screw in the speaker, so keep track of which one it is.

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Image 1/3: While holding the metal outset casing with one hand, press on the black inner plastic casing with your thumb. Image 2/3: It will be very difficult the first time. There is a rubber seal on the outside of the plastic inner case that creates a lot of friction with the metal outer case. Image 3/3: It will be very difficult the first time. There is a rubber seal on the outside of the plastic inner case that creates a lot of friction with the metal outer case.
  • Push against the side without end cap to slide the internal components out of the case.

  • While holding the metal outset casing with one hand, press on the black inner plastic casing with your thumb.

  • It will be very difficult the first time. There is a rubber seal on the outside of the plastic inner case that creates a lot of friction with the metal outer case.

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  • Using the standard metal spudger, carefully pry up the top 2 plastic tabs which hold the exterior button and port cover onto the interior plastic frame.

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Image 1/1: It should come off after prying up the first tab.
  • Using the classic metal spudger, pry up the bottom 2 tabs attaching the other side of the button panel.

  • It should come off after prying up the first tab.

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Image 1/3: Unplug both the connection ribbon and the ZIF ribbon using tweezers or your hands. Image 2/3: There is a bit of glue to hold the connection ribbon down. Image 3/3: There is a bit of glue to hold the connection ribbon down.
  • Carefully lift out the end panel.

  • Unplug both the connection ribbon and the ZIF ribbon using tweezers or your hands.

  • There is a bit of glue to hold the connection ribbon down.

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Image 1/1: Unlike the flat top screw holding the metal housing, these screws are roundtop.
  • Remove the 5mm T6 screw holding the port assembly onto the end cap.

  • Unlike the flat top screw holding the metal housing, these screws are roundtop.

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Image 1/1: Alternate Reassembly required, read on.
  • Remove the old port assembly from the end cap.

  • Alternate Reassembly required, read on.

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Image 1/1: The ribbon should no longer be connected at either end.
  • Disconnect the Motherboard connection ribbon from the motherboard.

  • The ribbon should no longer be connected at either end.

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  • Very carefully pull the motherboard connection ribbon through the plastic casing, removing it from the plastic casing.

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Image 1/1: ZIF connectors are delicate and often give beginners trouble, search for ZIF connector tips on the web.
  • Insert the connection ribbon into its ZIF connection port on the bottom of the new port assembly

  • ZIF connectors are delicate and often give beginners trouble, search for ZIF connector tips on the web.

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Image 1/2: The rubber insulation around the motherboard connector should help hold the ZIF connector in place after the screw has been reinserted. Image 2/2: The rubber insulation around the motherboard connector should help hold the ZIF connector in place after the screw has been reinserted.
  • Position the new port assembly on the end cap and reinsert the 5mm T6 screw.

  • The rubber insulation around the motherboard connector should help hold the ZIF connector in place after the screw has been reinserted.

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  • Reconnect the button ribbon connector on the top of the port assembly.

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Image 1/2: While you reconnect the endcap to the plastic housing, carefully position the ribbon slide through the ribbon slit and into the plastic casing. Image 2/2: While you reconnect the endcap to the plastic housing, carefully position the ribbon slide through the ribbon slit and into the plastic casing.
  • Reconnect the endcap to the plastic housing.

  • While you reconnect the endcap to the plastic housing, carefully position the ribbon slide through the ribbon slit and into the plastic casing.

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Image 1/1: Finish reassembling in descending order starting at step 5.
  • Snap the end cap back onto the inner plastic casing and reconnect the ZIF ribbon to the motherboard.

  • Finish reassembling in descending order starting at step 5.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow steps 1 through 5 in reverse order.

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Can anyone at all tell us where we can definitely purchase the USB/Auxiliary Port and its Motherboard to Aux Port ZIF Ribbon?

Thanks in advance.

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