Introduction

Tired of sound not working with headphones plugged into your VTech InnoTab 2. Then follow our quick guide to walk you through replacing a headphone jack on your VTech InnoTab 2.

Please note that this guide requires soldering. For more information on how to solder and desolder connections, please visit this guide.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Apply slight pressure and slide the button above the battery cabinet to the right to open. Remove battery cabinet cover by sliding away from the center of device. This device requires 4AA batteries to function without the AC adaptor.
    • Apply slight pressure and slide the button above the battery cabinet to the right to open.

    • Remove battery cabinet cover by sliding away from the center of device.

    • This device requires 4AA batteries to function without the AC adaptor.

  2. Remove all nine plastic caps from the back of the device using the plastic opening tool. These covers are made of hard plastic so they may be difficult to remove. These covers are made of hard plastic so they may be difficult to remove.
    • Remove all nine plastic caps from the back of the device using the plastic opening tool.

    • These covers are made of hard plastic so they may be difficult to remove.

  3. Remove the hard rubber tab located by the cartridge slot using the plastic opening tool. Be careful not to apply excessive force. Once the rubber tab is removed unscrew the single 7 mm screw using a J0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the hard rubber tab located by the cartridge slot using the plastic opening tool.

    • Be careful not to apply excessive force.

    • Once the rubber tab is removed unscrew the single 7 mm screw using a J0 screwdriver.

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  5. Remove all ten 7mm screws from the back panel of the device using a JO bit screwdriver. Do not use excessive force while removing the screws to prevent damaging the plastic case.
    • Remove all ten 7mm screws from the back panel of the device using a JO bit screwdriver.

    • Do not use excessive force while removing the screws to prevent damaging the plastic case.

  6. Using the plastic opening tool, detach the back plate from the front piece. Do not use excessive force. If the back plate does not gently come on double check that all screws were removed.
    • Using the plastic opening tool, detach the back plate from the front piece.

    • Do not use excessive force. If the back plate does not gently come on double check that all screws were removed.

    • Once the back panel is removed, you will be able to see the motherboard and other components within the device.

  7. Remove the two 7 mm screws from the left bumper of the device using a JO screwdriver. Be careful not to pull to hard when removing the bumper to avoid damage to the circuit. Be careful not to pull to hard when removing the bumper to avoid damage to the circuit.
    • Remove the two 7 mm screws from the left bumper of the device using a JO screwdriver.

    • Be careful not to pull to hard when removing the bumper to avoid damage to the circuit.

  8. Use your fingers to gently remove the headphone jack. De-solder the points shown to fully remove the headphone jack from the motherboard. A soldering guide offered by IFIXIT can be found here Soldering Skills
    • Use your fingers to gently remove the headphone jack.

    • De-solder the points shown to fully remove the headphone jack from the motherboard.

    • A soldering guide offered by IFIXIT can be found here Soldering Skills

Conclusion

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

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