Samsung Galaxy S4 Active - Replacing the headphone jack

The headphone jack is damaged.

  • Galaxy S4 Active
  • 14 Steps
  • Easy
  • 30 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to remove your Galaxy S4 Active’s headphone jack on your own. You need to remove it if the headphone jack is damaged and your headphones won’t play any sound, or the microphone no longer picks up your voice.

Required tools

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  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

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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.

14 steps
  1. Removing the back cover

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    1. There are little clips attaching the back cover to the chassis. The back cover has a little recess right over the power button. Using your fingernail or the spudger, you can lift the cover here.
    2. Carefully disconnect the back cover from the chassis.
    3. Remove the back cover.
  2. Removing the battery

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    1. Remove the battery with your fingers. There’s a little hollow in the chassis for lifting out the battery.
    2. Remove the battery.
  3. Removing the SIM and microSD cards

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    1. Remove the SIM card and the microSD card.
  4. Removing the four metal shields

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    1. Use the steel laboratory spatula to remove the four metal shields. Use the spatula to pry the covers out of the hollows in the chassis. You can get the tip of the spatula under the covers.
  5. Removing the chassis screws

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    1. Remove the twelve Phillips screws that attach the chassis to the display. Put the screws in a container.
      12 x 3.9 mm Phillips screws
  6. Removing the chassis

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    1. The chassis isn’t just screwed onto the display. There are also little hooks keeping it in the display. Use the steel spatula to detach the chassis.
    2. Insert the spatula between the display and the chassis. It’s very easy to start at the power button.
    3. Move the spatula all the way around the device.
    4. Once the chassis is detached, remove it from the display.
  7. Removing the headphone jack

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    1. Use the steel laboratory spatula to detach the headphone jack’s flexible flat cable. Carefully insert the tip of the spatula below the flexible flat cable. The headphone jack and its flexible flat cable are glued to the enclosure.
    2. Use the spatula to detach the jack.
    3. Disconnect the flexible flat cable’s contact area.
    4. Remove the headphone jack.
  8. Installing the headphone jack

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    1. Position the headphone jack in the chassis. Make sure the flexible flat cable is in the guide in the chassis.
    2. Press the jack on with your finger so it sticks to the chassis.
    3. Then press on the flexible flat cable’s contact area.
  9. Installing the chassis

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    1. The chassis isn’t just screwed onto the display. There are also little hooks keeping it in the display. Press on the chassis with your fingers to secure it on the display.
    2. Press the chassis firmly onto the entire device.
  10. Fastening the chassis screws

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    1. Attach the chassis with the twelve Phillips screws.
      12 x 3.9 mm Phillips screws
  11. Installing the four metal shields

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    1. Using tweezers, put the four metal shields back on.
    2. Firmly press on each cover.
  12. Inserting the SIM and microSD cards

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    1. Insert the SIM card and the microSD card.
  13. Installing the battery

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    1. Put the battery in the Galaxy S4 Active.
  14. Attaching the back cover

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    1. Position the back cover on the chassis.
    2. The back cover hooks onto the bottom of the chassis.
    3. Carefully press the back cover on all over so the retaining clips can click into place.
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