Technique: Shure SM58 XLR Connector Wire Repair
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This guide will show you how to solder any broken wires back onto the Microphone XLR Connector.
- Author: nat coll
- Time estimate: 5 - 10 minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
The XLR Connector is the part of the microphone that plugs into the cable which carries the sound to the sound mixer and speakers.
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Step 1 — Shure SM58 XLR Connector Wire Repair ¶
Step 2 ¶
Bend the wire around the contact point. Pin numbers are located on the outside of the connector.
Connect the red wire to Pin 3 and the blue wire to Pin 2.
Pin 1 should have a single piece of exposed wire connecting it to the metal plate on the top of the connector (the ground plate).
Step 3 ¶
In one hand, hold the solder. In the other hold your soldering iron.
Touch both the soldering iron and the solder to the contact point. The solder should melt and create a connection between the wire and the microphone connector.
Step 4 ¶
Remove the solder and then the soldering iron from the contact point.
Let the wire cool for 30 seconds or so.
If the wire is not completely connected repeat steps 2 through 5.