Installing iPad Wi-Fi Headphone Jack/Microphone Assembly
Replace a blown out microphone or a broken headphone jack on your iPad Wi-Fi.
Display Assembly 8 steps
Headphone Jack/Microphone Assembly 4 steps
Plastic Opening Tools
T5 Torx Screwdriver
With one spudger, work your way along the right edge of the iPad, releasing tabs as you go.
Lift the display assembly away from the rear panel assembly by its bottom edge.
Do not attempt to remove the display at this time, as it is attached to the rear panel assembly.
In the following steps, you will disconnect the three cables attaching the display assembly to the logic board. The cables are for the following components:
Ambient Light Sensor
Display Data Cable
Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flaps holding the digitizer ribbon cables in their sockets on the logic board.
Be sure you are flipping up the retaining flap, not the socket itself.
Pull the digitizer ribbon cables straight out of their sockets.
Use a plastic opening tool to remove the ambient light sensor connector from its socket by gently prying upward.
Disconnect the display data cable from the main board by flipping up the metal retainer by its black plastic pull tab.
Pull the cable connector away from its socket.
Pull the connector parallel to the face of the logic board.
Remove the display assembly from the rear panel assembly.
|Step 9 — Headphone Jack/Microphone Assembly|
Use the edge of an iPod opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the ZIF cable retaining flap on the headphone jack socket.
Be sure you pry up on the cable retaining flap, not the socket itself.
Carefully pull the headphone jack cable out of its socket on the logic board.
Remove the two 2.8 mm T5 Torx screws securing the headphone jack to the rear case.
Remove the headphone jack from the rear case.
Make sure you transfer the rubber sound channel from your old microphone to the new microphone.
Before reinstalling the screws, be sure the headphone jack is properly seated in the headphone jack hole cut into the top edge of the rear case.