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Internal prerequisite to remove the lightning connector and speaker assembly

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  1. Remove the following screws securing the Lightning connector and speaker enclosure assembly to the rear case:
    • Remove the following screws securing the Lightning connector and speaker enclosure assembly to the rear case:

    • One 2.5 mm Phillips screw

    • Two 3.3 mm Phillips screws

    • One 2.9 mm Phillips screw

    • Two 1.5 mm Phillips screws

    • One 2.8 mm Phillips screw

  2. Use the flat end of a spudger to gently pry the Lightning connector and speaker enclosure assembly cables up from the rear case. Make sure you get the spudger under the large ribbon cable connected to the assembly. Prying the rest of the assembly away from the cable may result in a tear. Make sure you get the spudger under the large ribbon cable connected to the assembly. Prying the rest of the assembly away from the cable may result in a tear.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to gently pry the Lightning connector and speaker enclosure assembly cables up from the rear case.

    • Make sure you get the spudger under the large ribbon cable connected to the assembly. Prying the rest of the assembly away from the cable may result in a tear.

  3. Remove the Lightning connector and speaker enclosure assembly from the rear case. Take care not to lose the small metal washer on the speaker enclosure, or the four small metal washers beneath the Lightning connector screws. Take care not to lose the small metal washer on the speaker enclosure, or the four small metal washers beneath the Lightning connector screws.
    • Remove the Lightning connector and speaker enclosure assembly from the rear case.

    • Take care not to lose the small metal washer on the speaker enclosure, or the four small metal washers beneath the Lightning connector screws.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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