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The purpose of this Instructable is to use an old corded phone to talk on Skype! In this Instructable I will show you how to build a connector that will convert a phone jack to a male sound and mic jack that can plug into your computer!!! This way your can use ANY corded phone with your connector. Also the connector is so small it will fit in your pocket!!!
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Step 1: Gathering the parts

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You will need:

1: Corded phone (MUST BE WORKING!!!!!!!)
2: Corded phone base
3: Phone wire (preferably the one that came with the corded phone) (must have 4 wires)
4: Old head phone (it doesn’t matter if the ear buds are gone, you only need the plug in)
5: Old mic wire with plug
6: Screw driver (duh)
7: Soldering iron
8: Solder
9: Wall plug-in for phone base (optional, used in step four)
10: Glue gun
11: Solder sucker (for removing solder, this is not needed but it helps)

Step 2: Disassembling the corded phone base

Remove all the screws from the corded phone base and pry it apart. Next, locate the jack where the corded phone plugs in. If you look in the front of the jack, there should be 4 wires NOT 2 (only a 4 wire jack will work). Use the soldering iron to remove that jack without damaging it.

Step 3: Soldering wires

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Solder both the head phone wire and mic wire to the jack (location of wires shown below). Make sure that the solder is secure and that the wires are only touching the terminals they are meant to. It helps to hold the plug-in in a vise for the soldering.