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Introduction

No audio? Replace the headphone jack!

  1. iPod Mini Headphone Jack Board Replacement, Top Bezel: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before opening your iPod, ensure that the hold switch is in the locked position.

    • Carefully insert a small flathead screwdriver or Jimmy in the seam between the metal casing and white plastic top. Use the screwdriver to pry up the white plastic top bezel. Be careful not to damage the soft plastic with your screwdriver.

    • The top bezel is held on with an adhesive, so it may be necessary to pry up in several different locations to free the part.

    • To make this job easier, heat up the adhesive with a hairdryer on low heat for a few seconds.

  2. iPod Mini Headphone Jack Board Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the top bezel off of the iPod.

    • Carefully insert a small flathead screwdriver or Jimmy in the seam between the metal casing and white plastic bottom Use the screwdriver to pry up the white plastic bottom bezel. Be careful not to damage the soft plastic with your screwdriver.

  3. iPod Mini Headphone Jack Board Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • A small pair of snap ring pliers is the easiest tool to remove the metal retaining bracket.

    • You can also use a flathead screwdriver to pry out the metal retaining bracket beneath the bottom bezel as shown. You can free the bracket by first pushing in the metal arms on the corners and then lifting the bracket.

  4. iPod Mini Headphone Jack Board Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the metal retaining bracket out of the iPod.

  5. iPod Mini Headphone Jack Board Replacement, Headphone Jack Board: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Use a spudger or the tip of your finger to carefully disconect the orange click wheel ribbon from the logic board.

  6. iPod Mini Headphone Jack Board Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two #00 Phillips screws securing the headphone jack to the casing.

  7. iPod Mini Headphone Jack Board Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully slide the iPod out of its casing by pushing on the logic board near the bottom edge of the click wheel.

    • Do not pull on the headphone jack board at the top of the iPod, as the connector to the logic board is fragile.

  8. iPod Mini Headphone Jack Board Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • After pushing the logic board out sufficiently, gently grasp the logic board on either side of the display, and continue to slide the iPod out of its casing.

  9. iPod Mini Headphone Jack Board Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the battery off of the logic board and lay it to the side of the iPod.

  10. iPod Mini Headphone Jack Board Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Use a spudger to carefully pry up the headphone jack board from the logic board. Be careful to pry up near the connector to prevent unnecessary strain on the board.

    • Lift the headphone jack board off of the logic board.

Conclusion

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

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