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We turn our attention to the headphone jack and tweeze it out of the chassis.

Our teardown engineers note that the jack has cool spring contacts, which make for easy replacement.

It's a good day when the headphone jack is easier to replace than most components in your headphones, er, earpods.

This audio jack is footloose and fancy-free.

Spring contacts are a great way to connect components; no soldering, no fuss, and a snap to replace.

The darkest portions of the X-ray are the metal of the contacts, which carry power and data to and from the audio jack to the motherboard. The rest of the gray is simply the plastic housing.

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