Introduction

Use this guide to replace the auxiliary port on the iHome iBT16.

  1. Make sure to flip the device over to get into the correct orientation
    • Make sure to flip the device over to get into the correct orientation

    • Using the Philips #00 Screwdriver, unscrew and remove the four 9mm black screws on the base plate of the device.

    • Make sure to keep these screws in a safe location so you don't lose them

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  2. Using the plastic opening tool, insert  into the crack between the base plate and the main body of the device
    • Using the plastic opening tool, insert into the crack between the base plate and the main body of the device

    • Using a lever like motion, push the opening tool down thus lifting the plate

    • You will need to use your fingers to lift the base plate off the main body of the device

    • The motherboard is directly underneath the base plate

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    • Using the Philips #00 screwdriver, unscrew and remove the two silver 10mm screws holding the motherboard

    • Don't misplace the screws! Keep them in a safe place while working on the device

    • Make sure to ground yourself prior to continuing at this point

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    • Using the plastic opening tool, pull the motherboard out of the casing

    • Make sure to lift it out at an angle to the back, as the plastic power switch is attached to the board and can be broken

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    • Desolder the 5 points holding the auxiliary port to the motherboard

    • Once complete, it's as simple as lifting the port from the board

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Conclusion

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

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