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Changes to 4-Pole Headphone Jack Replacement Introduction

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Device
[ ]Headphones with In-line Microphone
Type
[ ]replacement
Thing
[ ]4-Pole 3.5mm Jack
Title
[ ]4-Pole Headphone Jack Replacement
Introduction
Headphone jacks are frequently subjected to wear through their normal usage. Instead of purchasing a new pair of headphones - which can sometimes have a heavy cost - replacing the connector is a cheaper choice. [ … ] In order to complete this replacement, the use of a soldering iron is required. Since the wires used in headphones are often very small, this repair is recommended for individuals with decent experience in soldering. [ … ] Extra precautions should be taken while using the soldering iron - they are extremely hot and you will be working in very small spaces. A third-hand tool is highly recommended.
Time Required Min
30 minutes
Time Required Max
1 hour
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Conclusion
[ ]You have now completed the replacement process. Plug it into an audio source and play some music to test your connection.
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Summary
[ ]Replace a damaged 4-Pole headphone jack (found in headphones with in-line microphone) by removing it and soldering on a new connector.

Tools

  • Soldering Iron x1 added.
  • Solder x1 added.
  • Multimeter x1 added.
  • Sharp Tool (Exacto knife Swiss Army Razor Blade) x1 added.
  • helping hands x1 added.

Parts

  • 3.5mm plug x1 Make sure that it has four connection points on it. added.

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  • Student In Progress added.

Steps

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