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I need help to connect my wires of my gaming headset!!! Somebody may help me?? Answered

I have tryed to connect them and i get worked speaker and light. But im not fixing mic im trying to connect but not working may someone help me? Thanks

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

1 year ago

There are, I think, two main pitfalls to fixing headphone wires.

(1) The wires are often coated with thin, insulating, enamel. At places where you want to connect these wires, the enamel must be removed somehow; e.g. scraped off with knife or sandpaper, or burned off (carefully) with a small flame, or heat from soldering iron.

(2) The wire colors are often ambiguous, offering no clue as to what wire does what. In this case, testing is needed to discover which wires go where.

About 2 years ago, someone, user medos7, asked this forum about deciphering headphone wires with mixed-up colors, and you can see the reply I wrote to that question, here:

https://www.instructables.com/community/my-earphon...

Basically this is the, uh, aaa-battery-cell-plus-headphones-makes-scritchy-sound test. I do not know if you are familiar with this one or not. I might as well re-link to the same YT video, here:


Also you might look at, a few, of the bazillion other community topics, or instructables, about "headphone wires"

Lets Make: "headphone wires"
https://www.instructables.com/howto/headphones+wir...

Search for Topics and Questions:
https://www.instructables.com/community/?search=he...

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yournero44
yournero44

Reply 1 year ago

i need only to fix mic because speaker and light i have connected right

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

Reply 1 year ago

The kind of microphone used is usually an electret type,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electret_microphone

So one clue for that kind of microphone, is it needs power, and the power is usually supplied by way of a DC voltage supplied by a circuit like the one shown in the Wiki article linked above, essentially a DC voltage source in series with a large (maybe 1K to 10K ohms) resistor.

I am trying to think if it would be possible to get that circuit confused with the one that turns on the indicator light, or LED, you mentioned. I mean, is it possible you have those swapped, and the microphone power circuit is lighting an LED now?

By the way, you read my suggestion about trying to learn more about your specific headset, right? By that I mean, try searches that include the name of the manufacturer, or model, or even which gaming console this headset is supposed to plug into.

Or edit your original post here, to include that info, so the people reading this forum can know more about the specific headset you are using.

Also there are places like pinouts-dot-ru, and probably others, who try to collect information about pinouts for every connector under the sun, including "headsets"

https://www.pinouts.ru/search.php?lang=eng&t=heads...

But not all headsets are wired exactly the same way... although I would expect the wiring to be specific to the gaming console, since it has to plug into that.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Reply 1 year ago

Then you should have a limited amount of wires left.
Some headsets use a common ground wire for all, some use independ ones for mic and speaker.

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yournero44
yournero44

Reply 1 year ago

may we can speak in private message maybe you can help me more?

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

1 year ago

It occurred to me, if you want info that is more specific to your particular "gaming headset," sometimes the way to find this is by searching for pictures that other people have posted of similar things.

For example, I could ask DuckDuckGo to show me images of,
"gaming+headset+wiring+diagram"
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=gaming+headset+wiring+di...


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yournero44
yournero44

Reply 1 year ago

can we speak in private message if you can help me