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Follow our simple guide to remove the headphone jack from your iPad

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You’ve accidentally dropped your iPad and the headphone jack is mangled. What do you do? You can attempt to repair it, or you can follow our simple guide to remove the headphone jack from your iPad!

Before attempting this fix, make sure your device isn’t still under warranty. This may void any warranty you have on the device.

How to get headphone jack out of ipad

The first step to removing the headphone jack from your iPad is to take out all of the screws on the exterior. Most likely you will only have around 5-7 screws, but in some cases there may be more or less.

Now that the screws are out, carefully pry off the back cover with a sturdy tool such as the iSesamo opening tool. Be very careful not to damage the rest of your device while prying off the cover, as this will leave visible damage.Once the back panel has been removed, take out any screws that are holding down the headphone jack and remove it completely.Also take out any other pieces that are in the way of installing a new headphone jack. As the last step, simply take out the parts that are in your way of fitting the new headphone jack and fit it into the spot where you removed them from.

Voila! You now have successfully removed the headphone jack from your iPad! Now all you have to do is install a new one and it will be good as new! To find an available replacement headphone jack, try checking on Amazon. There are many different stores that may have it in stock, so always check for the lowest price!

If you’re not sure how much glue to use, follow the directions that come with it and apply a small amount of glue before pressing them together for at least one minute.

What to do if your headphone jack is broken or won’t work

If your headphone jack is broken and doesn’t work, you may need to replace it. To install a new one: follow our simple guide to removing the headphone jack from your iPad. For this fix, you will need to have a soldering iron available so that you can attach the new headphone jack to the device’s circuit board!

Another option is to have a professional fix it for you at an electronic store, but this may be costly.

How to install the new one

You can purchase a headphone jack replacement from Amazon or eBay for a low price.You can replace any parts that are needed to fit your iPad model. Use a small amount of Gorilla Glue to reattach the headphone jack and/or other pieces to the device.

If you’re not sure how much glue to use, follow the directions that come with it and apply a small amount of glue before pressing them together for at least one minute.

Tips for preventing future damage to your headphone jack

While your headphone jack is broken and you’re waiting to get a new one, you can use a pair of headphones with an adapter or aux cord.

If you frequently use your iPad (or any device) for listening to music through the headphone jack and want to avoid future damage: make sure not lay your device flat on surfaces like beds when it is plugged in. This will keep the headphone jack in a vertical position so that it doesn’t get forced down or bent when pressure is applied to the device.

If you do this, your headphone jack will be less likely to break and cause damage to other parts of your device!