How to repair and disassemble the iPad Mini 4 when you don't hear or hear it
iPad Mini 4 earphone replacement and disassembly procedure 15 steps
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 1]
If only the tip of the earphone is broken, or if the sound is no longer coming out of the earphone, you need to replace the earphone. In order to remove the earphone, it is necessary to remove the liquid crystal, so I would like to remove the liquid crystal first, but the liquid crystal is fixed with double-sided tape, so I will add heat to the red part and peel it off.
If you can add heat, it will be easier to work with suction cups, vacuum lifters, etc.
If not, it is necessary to remove the tool by inserting the tool into the gap between the liquid crystal and the main body.
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 2]
If you can float the liquid crystal even a little, the work efficiency will be improved if you try to insert a pick etc. into the gap, but please be careful because there is a possibility that you will break the screen if you try to push it forcibly.
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 3]
When the liquid crystal floats to some extent, it is possible to lift it like an image, and be sure to lift it from the top (camera side) at this time.
In addition, there is a home button and cable relationship on the lower side, but the home button of the iPad Mini 4 has fingerprint authentication, so please be careful because you will never be able to use fingerprint authentication again if you break it by any chance.
Even if you break it by any chance and perform a home button exchange, the function of fingerprint authentication is paired with the main body side, so you can only use the "normal button" without fingerprint authentication.
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 4]
It is a scene seen from the front by causing a liquid crystal.
Because there is a connector of the liquid crystal in the lower right part, I will decompose it.
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 5]
There are three red frames in total, but the leftmost side is the connector of the battery, so please remove it first.
It is a way to remove, but you can easily remove it by using the tool (plastic) and lifting it upward from the bottom.
If you can remove the connector of the battery, let's remove the connector on the liquid crystal side (middle, right side) in the same manner.
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 6]
Now it was possible to separate the body side and the liquid crystal side.
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 7]
The earphone connector is under the front camera cable, so first remove the front camera.
There is a black cushion in the red part, so let's peel it off on the upper side using the tool.
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 8]
Because the screw is hidden under the black cushion of the previous, two screws that secure the plate are removed.
Then, please keep it because the plate also come off at the same time.
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 9]
If you can remove the iron plate, there is a connector of the front camera, so let's remove the tool.
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 10]
The earphone connector is hidden under the front camera cable that I removed earlier, but Remove the connector in the same way as before.
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 11]
The cable part is stopped with a light tape, but it is possible to peel off easily to some extent.
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 12]
There is a black tape left when peeling off the liquid crystal though it becomes the earphone part, and the screw is hidden under this.
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 13]
When you turn over the tape, two screws are attached, so you can remove them.
At the same time, you can remove the iron plate, so please keep it.
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 14]
There is one screw under the iron plate, so remove it.
You can remove the earphones if you try to pull out the rest.
[iPad Mini 4 Earphone Replacement STEP 15]
I was able to remove the earphones.
If you want to replace parts, you can complete it if you incorporate it in the original procedure.