LG Google Nexus 5 - Replacing the headphone output

The headphone output has a loose connection

  • Google Nexus 5
  • 6 Steps
  • Easy
  • 30 min.
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Introduction

In this repair guide, we show you how to replace your LG Google Nexus 5’s defective headphone output on your own. You need this repair if the headphone output has a loose connection, or remote control of the headset isn’t working.

Required tools

  • Hartplastik-Plektren

    Hartplastik-Plektren

    You need a flat but stable tool such as a pick to pry out parts that are glued in place.

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  • Menda ESD Spudger

    Menda ESD Spudger

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

    €5.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store

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Getting started

If you get stuck or have questions, you can post a comment for each step. We’d be happy to help.

6 steps
  1. Removing the back cover

    Google Nexus 5 - Removing the back cover 01
    Google Nexus 5 - Removing the back cover 02
    Google Nexus 5 - Removing the back cover 03
    Google Nexus 5 - Removing the back cover 04
    1. Insert the hard plastic pick into the gap next to the volume button. You have to disconnect the 18 retaining clips on the outside under the back cover. Move the pick once around the entire smartphone. Work your way from the volume button past the headphone output to the SIM card tray. The back cover is easier to detach at that point. You have to use a little more force at some spots.
    2. Then you can take off the back cover.
  2. Removing the plastic cover

    Google Nexus 5 - Removing the plastic cover 01
    Google Nexus 5 - Removing the plastic cover 02
    1. Remove the 6 Phillips screws that hold the plastic cover in place (see figure 1).
      6 x 4.0 mm Phillips screws
    2. Now lift the cover off the logic board by inserting the spudger into the gap next to the headphone output (see figure 2). If necessary, use other leverage points.
  3. Installing the headphone output

    Google Nexus 5 - Installing the headphone output 01
    1. Now put the new headphone output in the appropriate position. Carefully press on the part between the earpiece and the logic board. This step is a bit tricky.
  4. Removing the headphone output

    Google Nexus 5 - Removing the headphone output 01
    1. The headphone output is just slightly clamped in the plastic frame. Insert the pointed tip of the spudger into the output and carefully lift it out.
  5. Attaching the plastic cover

    Google Nexus 5 - Attaching the plastic cover 01
    1. Put the black plastic cover on the logic board and gently press it on.
    2. Fasten the 6 Phillips screws that hold the cover in place again.
      6 x 4.0 mm Phillips screws
  6. Attaching the back cover

    Google Nexus 5 - Attaching the back cover 01
    1. It’s very easy to put the back cover back on. Put it on in the correct position and press it on all the way around until it’s completely clicked into place.
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