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Introduction

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  1. Use a plastic opening tool to gently fold the front-facing camera cable upwards (roughly at a 90-degree angle), exposing the bottom side of it. Use a plastic opening tool to gently fold the front-facing camera cable upwards (roughly at a 90-degree angle), exposing the bottom side of it.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently fold the front-facing camera cable upwards (roughly at a 90-degree angle), exposing the bottom side of it.

  2. Use a set of tweezers to peel up the small piece of tape covering the microphone cable connector. Use a set of tweezers to peel up the small piece of tape covering the microphone cable connector.
    • Use a set of tweezers to peel up the small piece of tape covering the microphone cable connector.

  3. Use the tip of a spudger to gently lift the tab on the microphone ribbon cable's ZIF connector. Use the tip of a spudger to gently lift the tab on the microphone ribbon cable's ZIF connector.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to gently lift the tab on the microphone ribbon cable's ZIF connector.

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  5. Slide the tip of a tweezer under the microphone cable to separate it from the adhesive holding it to the headphone jack cable. Slide the tip of a tweezer under the microphone cable to separate it from the adhesive holding it to the headphone jack cable.
    • Slide the tip of a tweezer under the microphone cable to separate it from the adhesive holding it to the headphone jack cable.

  6. Use tweezers to pull the microphone cable straight out from its ZIF socket. Gently bend the microphone cable up and out of the way of the headphone jack cable. Gently bend the microphone cable up and out of the way of the headphone jack cable.
    • Use tweezers to pull the microphone cable straight out from its ZIF socket.

    • Gently bend the microphone cable up and out of the way of the headphone jack cable.

  7. Remove any tape covering the headphone jack cable connector.
    • Remove any tape covering the headphone jack cable connector.

  8. Use a plastic opening tool to fold the headphone jack cable clips outward, away from the cable, freeing the cable connector. Use a plastic opening tool to fold the headphone jack cable clips outward, away from the cable, freeing the cable connector. Use a plastic opening tool to fold the headphone jack cable clips outward, away from the cable, freeing the cable connector.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to fold the headphone jack cable clips outward, away from the cable, freeing the cable connector.

  9. Use a plastic opening tool to pry the headphone jack cable's connector up from its socket on the logic board. Use a plastic opening tool to pry the headphone jack cable's connector up from its socket on the logic board.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the headphone jack cable's connector up from its socket on the logic board.

Conclusion

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

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