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Internal Prerequisite guide

  1. Peel back and remove the adhesive tape covering the headphone jack assembly.
    • Peel back and remove the adhesive tape covering the headphone jack assembly.

  2. Remove the single 2.6 mm Phillips #0 screw securing the camera cable to the headphone jack assembly.
    • Remove the single 2.6 mm Phillips #0 screw securing the camera cable to the headphone jack assembly.

  3. Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the front-facing camera off of its socket on the headphone jack assembly. Without removing the spudger, slide the spudger to the right, releasing the adhesive holding down the camera cable. Without removing the spudger, slide the spudger to the right, releasing the adhesive holding down the camera cable.
    • Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the front-facing camera off of its socket on the headphone jack assembly.

    • Without removing the spudger, slide the spudger to the right, releasing the adhesive holding down the camera cable.

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  5. Using the tip of the spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the microphone cable ZIF connector. Insert the tip of the spudger underneath the microphone ribbon cable, removing it from its ZIF connector. Slide the spudger to the left, releasing the adhesive holding the microphone ribbon cable to the headphone jack assembly.
    • Using the tip of the spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the microphone cable ZIF connector.

    • Insert the tip of the spudger underneath the microphone ribbon cable, removing it from its ZIF connector.

    • Slide the spudger to the left, releasing the adhesive holding the microphone ribbon cable to the headphone jack assembly.

  6. Use the flat end of the spudger to pry up the antenna connector cable out of its socket on the headphone jack assembly board.
    • Use the flat end of the spudger to pry up the antenna connector cable out of its socket on the headphone jack assembly board.

  7. Flip up the retaining flap securing the volume/power button ribbon cable connector to the headphone jack assembly board. Remove the volume button ribbon cable from its ZIF connector.
    • Flip up the retaining flap securing the volume/power button ribbon cable connector to the headphone jack assembly board.

    • Remove the volume button ribbon cable from its ZIF connector.

  8. Remove the following screws from the headphone jack assembly: Five 2.6 mm Phillips #0 Two 2.2 mm Wide Head Phillips #00
    • Remove the following screws from the headphone jack assembly:

    • Five 2.6 mm Phillips #0

    • Two 2.2 mm Wide Head Phillips #00

    • Two 2.6 mm Phillips #00

    • These screws are angled into the aluminum frame. Be sure to hold the screwdriver so that the screwdriver is in line with the screw, to avoid stripping the screw.

  9. Holding onto the ribbon cable of the headphone jack assembly, carefully pull the assembly parallel to the iPad, toward the bottom of the device. Holding onto the ribbon cable of the headphone jack assembly, carefully pull the assembly parallel to the iPad, toward the bottom of the device.
    • Holding onto the ribbon cable of the headphone jack assembly, carefully pull the assembly parallel to the iPad, toward the bottom of the device.

  10. Grasping the headphone jack assembly with both hands, pull the assembly from the iPad, minding any cables that may get caught. Grasping the headphone jack assembly with both hands, pull the assembly from the iPad, minding any cables that may get caught. Grasping the headphone jack assembly with both hands, pull the assembly from the iPad, minding any cables that may get caught.
    • Grasping the headphone jack assembly with both hands, pull the assembly from the iPad, minding any cables that may get caught.

Conclusion

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

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