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How do I take it apart so I can re-solder the ear jack. I can't get inside it

I have a problem with the earjack and a suggested solution was to see if a connection needed to be re-soldered. I cant seem to find a way to open it up without destroying the player. Please help.

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Re: How do I take it apart so I can re-solder the ear...

I have the same problem. I'm going to try this out this week:

Posted on May 05, 2008

Re: How do I take it apart so I can re-solder the ear...

Make sure you remove the scroll wheel first or you can damage it very easily.

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

Re: How do I take it apart so I can re-solder the ear...

I had this same problem.
If you have the Gen II (I believe) that has a solid case, ie no visible split, or "rubber feet", then you must remove both of the black ends. Once you have them off, you may then remove the screws from the corners and gently lift the metal plates out of each end. Once there you can see the "guts" of the player. Disconnect the battery connector, (the small 2 wire plug) then gently pull the battery out of the case. Then CAREFULLY push the board up from the bottom so that the top of the player comes out of the case. Solder the 4 points of the jack & check that there is no corrosion inside the jack. Now reverse the directions to put it all back together. That should do it.

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

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Try this

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Send it to a specialist easy as that

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