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iPad Mini Wi-Fi Headphone Jack Cable Replacement

Replace the Headphone Jack Cable in your iPad Mini Wi-Fi.

Use this guide to replace the headphone jack cable.

Stap 1 Headphone Jack Cable  ¶ 

Use a pair of tweezers to peel up and remove the small piece of tape covering the headphone jack cable connector. Use a pair of tweezers to peel up and remove the small piece of tape covering the headphone jack cable connector.

Stap 1 Headphone Jack Cable  ¶ 

  • Use a pair of tweezers to peel up and remove the small piece of tape covering the headphone jack cable connector.

Stap 2  ¶ 

The headphone jack cable connector is secured with pieces of tape that wrap up around the sides of the cable and are fastened to two small metal plates. Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the lower metal plate up from theheadphone jack cable connector.

Stap 2  ¶ 

  • The headphone jack cable connector is secured with pieces of tape that wrap up around the sides of the cable and are fastened to two small metal plates.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the lower metal plate up from theheadphone jack cable connector.

  • Being careful not to break the plate or the tape attached to it, pry it up and fold it away from the headphone jack cable connector.

Stap 3  ¶ 

Gently pry the second metal plate up from the front-facing camera cable connector. Again, carefully pry the plate up and away from the front-facing camera cable connector.

Stap 3  ¶ 

  • Gently pry the second metal plate up from the front-facing camera cable connector.

  • Again, carefully pry the plate up and away from the front-facing camera cable connector.

Stap 4  ¶ 

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.

Stap 4  ¶ 

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

Stap 5  ¶ 

Use tweezers to peel and remove the long thin black tape covering the top of the headphone jack cable. Use tweezers to peel and remove the long thin black tape covering the top of the headphone jack cable. Use tweezers to peel and remove the long thin black tape covering the top of the headphone jack cable.

Stap 5  ¶ 

  • Use tweezers to peel and remove the long thin black tape covering the top of the headphone jack cable.

Stap 6  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to gently lift the tab on the top left antenna ribbon cable's ZIF connector. Use the tip of a spudger to gently lift the tab on the top left antenna ribbon cable's ZIF connector.

Stap 6  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to gently lift the tab on the top left antenna ribbon cable's ZIF connector.

Stap 7  ¶ 

Slowly work the pointed end of a metal spudger underneath the microphone cable, separating the adhesive securing it to the headphone jack cable. Slowly work the pointed end of a metal spudger underneath the microphone cable, separating the adhesive securing it to the headphone jack cable. Slowly work the pointed end of a metal spudger underneath the microphone cable, separating the adhesive securing it to the headphone jack cable.

Stap 7  ¶ 

  • Slowly work the pointed end of a metal spudger underneath the microphone cable, separating the adhesive securing it to the headphone jack cable.

Stap 8  ¶ 

Use tweezers to pull the microphone cable straight out from its ZIF socket. Use tweezers to pull the microphone cable straight out from its ZIF socket.

Stap 8  ¶ 

  • Use tweezers to pull the microphone cable straight out from its ZIF socket.

Stap 9  ¶ 

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.

Stap 9  ¶ 

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

Stap 10  ¶ 

Remove the single 4.4 mm Phillips screw securing the headphone jack to the rear case.

Stap 10  ¶ 

  • Remove the single 4.4 mm Phillips screw securing the headphone jack to the rear case.

Stap 11  ¶ 

Slide the flat end of a spudger beneath the length of the headphone jack cable, separating the adhesive securing the cable to the rear case. Slide the flat end of a spudger beneath the length of the headphone jack cable, separating the adhesive securing the cable to the rear case. Slide the flat end of a spudger beneath the length of the headphone jack cable, separating the adhesive securing the cable to the rear case.

Stap 11  ¶ 

  • Slide the flat end of a spudger beneath the length of the headphone jack cable, separating the adhesive securing the cable to the rear case.

Stap 12  ¶ 

Continue to carefully pry under the cable near the headphone jack. Continue to carefully pry under the cable near the headphone jack.

Stap 12  ¶ 

  • Continue to carefully pry under the cable near the headphone jack.

Stap 13  ¶ 

Pull the headphone jack straight out of its recess in the rear case. Pull the headphone jack straight out of its recess in the rear case.

Stap 13  ¶ 

  • Pull the headphone jack straight out of its recess in the rear case.