Introduction

Use this guide to replace your iHome iP1's damaged or faulty 30-pin connector. This connector is located on the iPod/iPhone dock and is used to connect your Apple device to your iHome iP1.

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  • Orient the iHome upside down with the speakers facing you.

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  • Remove the two 9.5 mm Phillips #1 screws from the dock cover.

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  • Remove the dock cover by grabbing its sides and pulling it up and away from the faceplate.

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  • Orient the iHome upside down with the speakers facing away from you.

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  • Remove the four 9.5 mm Phillips #2 screws located on each of the four corners of the iHome's back cover.

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  • Remove the back cover by grabbing its sides and lifting it off the iHome.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the silver ribbon cable connected to the 30-pin connector (the middle one) by pulling it directly up.
  • Rotate the iHome so that the speakers are facing you.

  • Disconnect the silver ribbon cable connected to the 30-pin connector (the middle one) by pulling it directly up.

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Image 1/3: Unplug the wide red/white/black wire bundle from the lower right-hand corner of the motherboard by pulling it out of their connection. Image 2/3: Unplug the wide red/white/black wire bundle from the lower right-hand corner of the motherboard by pulling it out of their connection. Image 3/3: Unplug the wide red/white/black wire bundle from the lower right-hand corner of the motherboard by pulling it out of their connection.
  • Rotate the iHome so that the speakers are once again facing away from you and the motherboard is still exposed.

  • Unplug the wide red/white/black wire bundle from the lower right-hand corner of the motherboard by pulling it out of their connection.

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Image 1/3: Remove both of the speaker covers by pulling them off of the faceplate. Image 2/3: Remove both of the speaker covers by pulling them off of the faceplate. Image 3/3: Remove both of the speaker covers by pulling them off of the faceplate.
  • Rotate the iHome iP1 so that the speakers are now facing you.

  • Remove both of the speaker covers by pulling them off of the faceplate.

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Image 1/1: Completing this step will loosen the faceplate enough to pull the bundle of cables attached to the 30-pin connector through a hole in the faceplate, allowing the 30-pin connector to be removed from the iHome.
  • Unscrew the twelve 14.5 mm Phillips #2 screws holding the faceplate to the speaker housing. (There are six screws connecting the faceplate to each speaker.)

  • Completing this step will loosen the faceplate enough to pull the bundle of cables attached to the 30-pin connector through a hole in the faceplate, allowing the 30-pin connector to be removed from the iHome.

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Image 1/3: Sometimes the 30-pin connector can get stuck in the dock housing, making it difficult to push through. To prevent this, push each side of the 30-pin connector evenly. This step can be accomplished without the use of any additional tools. Image 2/3: The command buttons have been shown as removed to show how to detach the 30-pin connector. However, it is not necessary to remove the command buttons in order to remove the 30-pin connector. Image 3/3: The command buttons have been shown as removed to show how to detach the 30-pin connector. However, it is not necessary to remove the command buttons in order to remove the 30-pin connector.
  • Detach the 30-pin connector from the dock housing by pushing it through the slot which it sticks out of.

  • Sometimes the 30-pin connector can get stuck in the dock housing, making it difficult to push through. To prevent this, push each side of the 30-pin connector evenly. This step can be accomplished without the use of any additional tools.

  • The command buttons have been shown as removed to show how to detach the 30-pin connector. However, it is not necessary to remove the command buttons in order to remove the 30-pin connector.

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Image 1/3: You may have to wiggle the faceplate to be able to pull the bundle of cables through its center hole. Image 2/3: You may have to wiggle the faceplate to be able to pull the bundle of cables through its center hole. Image 3/3: You may have to wiggle the faceplate to be able to pull the bundle of cables through its center hole.
  • Remove the 30-pin connector from the iHome by pulling the bundle of cables attached to it through the center hole in the faceplate.

  • You may have to wiggle the faceplate to be able to pull the bundle of cables through its center hole.

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Conclusion

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

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Where can you buy a new pin connector?

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Where can I buy a new pin connector?

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