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Got a pair of perfectly good headphones you need to toss cause the jack is broken? This instructable will show you how to replace the jack
Along with the fairly standard soldering iron, a new jack, and such, there's a few other things you'll need. You'll need a box cutter or X-Acto knife...
Most Jacks comprise of 2-3 parts. A cover/Sleeve which screws into the pins/TRS plug assembly
If you have an excessively long wire, you can crop it at this point. Rule of thumb for me is the length you think you need it to be + 3 inches in case...
You should end up with 2 copper coloured standed wires, one red, and one thats green or blue. Red is for Right bLue is for Left and the two copper one...
Your Headphone jack should have 2 pins, and a bigger one at the baseBEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING slide in the jack cover, any heatshrink and other stuff you...
At this point everything should work... hopefully. Get a mp3 player or other source, preferably one that's a little expendable, in case, and see if th...
And the finished headphone jack. If you have any issues, check that all the wires are connected properly, and not crossed over, or come loose. Else, e...
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