Introduction: Headphone Audio Jack Transplant
I am going to perform a headphone jack transplant on these two headphones. The COBY 8$ headphones are going to be replacing the BOSE headphone's audio jack.
Step 1: Headphone Audio Jack Transplant
There appears to be a short in my BOSE headphones near the audio jack. When I wiggle it around when something is playing- I only get it out of one ear.
I used a sharp little pocketknife to see whats inside here.
Step 2: Headphone Audio Jack Transplant
Somethings wonkey here with all those stray copper wires.
I will be transplanting the entire headphone jack from the COBY headphones + a couple inches of wire so that I can stabilize the connection and have enough room to work without using a magnifying glass or tweezers.
Step 3: Headphone Audio Jack Transplant
Hey, the COBY headphones have a different color scheme with the wires they use.
Im going to match warm and cool colors on this one.
Connect the red & magenta.
Connect the green & blue.
I dont know which wire is which headphone, the left or the right. But I am hoping the people who make these have something in common with color schemes.
I know that the copper wires should be connected separately from the colored ones because they are the GROUND> whatever that means.
Connect the copper wires
I dont know how electricity works.
Step 4: Headphone Audio Jack Transplant
This trio of wire bundles must be soldered to be really secure.
I even buttered up the connections up with some soldering paste so the solder will cling to the wire.
Step 5: Headphone Audio Jack Transplant
The triad is complete.
I insulated the wires from each other using electrical tape.
Step 6: Headphone Audio Jack Transplant
By pulling electrical tape really tight, you can wrap the wire back up with it.
I used a knife to trim the electrical tape.