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Can I repair a shorted headphone jack with something that only has one ground? Answered

Look at the picture below. The headphones on the left have 2 grounds while the jack that I want to replace it with only has one. Is it possible? Pretty noob question but yeah.



6 years ago

Ground is by definition only one potential so one conductor suffices.

If they're set up like virtually all headphones are, the two grounds run to the same spot. Connect them both to the ground on the left, and run the right and left as normal.