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I-pod connector came off

I have a JBL Radial micro black speaker. part number: TK957VC/A and I have a classic ipod, the docking part, where the ipod sits down and connects got loose little by little and finally came off. How can I fix this?

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  • cHeN4X Oct 23, 2008

    I have the same problem... my connector kind of came off.... its still hanging with the 30 connectors but came off from the two big solders underneath

  • verafire Feb 18, 2009

    the whole connector was loose and than came free from the unit.

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    fattyowls Jan 06, 2013

    Just had to do this to mine, the ipod connector fell off ! What a pain this device is. It is now apart, and next job is to re solder the connector. To get apart I first removed the rubber pad on the base (peeled it off), then unscrewed the bottom plate, & wriggled it out from the side supports. Then used a hair drier to warm up the metal screens, then carefully prised them off with several small screwdrivers. The back came off more easily than the front, as it has a break along the bottom. Then I removed all the visible screws. The back could then be separated from the front, again using small screwdrivers to prise them apart. This revealed the horse shoe shaped circuit board, & some more screws. all screws were removed, but the circuit board is covering two at the top, so, I unplugged the connectors from the circuit board (after prising the glue away) then swung the board to one side, & unscrewed the remaining screws. This allowed the centre tunnel to be moved enough to reach the screws holding the "bridge" to it. Removed the bridge screws, & prised the bridge from the centre tunnel. The final stage was to prise the plastic cover (on the bridge underside) away from the bridge main (try not to strain the flat cables going to the + & - volume switches) the top PCB can then be removed after unplugging the two connectors, & removing 4 more small screws. Whew ! Lets hope I can remember how to put it back together.

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This connector is available complete with pcb from jbl service center.But radial is very difficult to open.You need to open the mesh with a hair dryer,because it is heavely glued with hot glue on the borders.you will find screws inside.And also from the bottom & sides you have to remove this decorative strip.
it is very time consuming & headache.
i have myself replaced five of this docking sockets,it will take minimum of two to three hours to do this

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  • massimo troso Mar 18, 2013

    I am in Italy and I have the same problem, the only problem is that I can't find a dealer in Italy that sells online, can anybody give me a web address...ThanksMassimo

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I am in Italy and I have the same problem, the only problem is that I can't find a dealer in Italy that sells online, can anybody give me a web address...ThanksMassimo

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I had the same problem. You can access the top of the circuit board by very carefully peeling off the saddle-like part that has "JBL" printed on it and contains the volume control. It is glued on by two adhesive strips under the top. The adhesive strips start just behind each volume control button and run toward the rear. Good luck repairing the connector - metal pins guide it into place on the board, but the connections are very fine and hard to reconnect - I'm not sure if they just rely on pressure contact or if they have very fine solder or some kind of conductive adhesive. I could not make the dock work consistently, but the audio input still functions.

To further disassemble the unit, you have to remove the mesh screen on the back side of the unit, then you can access the screws that hold the two halves of the donut together. I was able to do that by prying on the bottom edge with a knife. The screen is glued in place and has some little tabs as well.

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Some prob overhere.... how can we open the jbl to repair it??/

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