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  1. USB/Auxiliary Port, Outer Case: step 1, image 1 of 2 USB/Auxiliary Port, Outer Case: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • 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).

  2. USB/Auxiliary Port: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  3. USB/Auxiliary Port: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Slide out the rubber foot located on the bottom of the case.

  4. USB/Auxiliary Port: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • 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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    • 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.

  6. USB/Auxiliary Port, USB/Auxiliary Port: step 6, image 1 of 2 USB/Auxiliary Port, USB/Auxiliary Port: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  7. USB/Auxiliary Port: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • 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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    • 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.

  9. USB/Auxiliary Port: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  10. USB/Auxiliary Port: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the old port assembly from the end cap.

    • Alternate Reassembly required, read on.

  11. USB/Auxiliary Port: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the Motherboard connection ribbon from the motherboard.

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

  12. USB/Auxiliary Port: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Very carefully pull the motherboard connection ribbon through the plastic casing, removing it from the plastic casing.

  13. USB/Auxiliary Port: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  14. USB/Auxiliary Port: step 14, image 1 of 2 USB/Auxiliary Port: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  15. USB/Auxiliary Port: step 15, image 1 of 2 USB/Auxiliary Port: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Reconnect the button ribbon connector on the top of the port assembly.

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    • 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.

  17. USB/Auxiliary Port: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

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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