Broken headphone jack, is there anyway to fix this for someone who hasn't fixed it before?

Taafe

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I have a set of HyperX Clouds, loved them to bits. Unfortunately the audio jack broke a while ago and can no longer play sound. I'm pretty sure the wire just snapped. Is there any way to fix this? I've never soldered or anything as such before so don't know where to begin.
 

ssddx

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easy enough.

if the plug broke, just solder on a new one. there are various repair plugs available on the market
http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/650x300xbanner-013.png.pagespeed.gp+jp+jw+pj+js+rj+rp+rw+ri+cp+md.ic.aZgnmw7qTj.jpg
http://cdn.head-fi.org/4/4a/350x700px-LL-4a770096_IMG_20120817_103758.jpeg
in some cases the ground may be the shielding. likely the hxc is 4pole 3.5mm so the bottom image would be used. if you want additional images look up 3.5mm pinout on google images.

if the wire itself is bad, just buy a replacement cable, open up the headphone and solder on the new leads. its not hard and by taking the old one off you should be able to easily install the new one. a multimeter would certainly help since you can test the wires and plug to make sure you attach it the same in case wire colors differ.

basic tools...
soldering gun, flux, solder, solder sucker, heat shrink (if needed).
 

ssddx

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easy enough.

if the plug broke, just solder on a new one. there are various repair plugs available on the market
http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/650x300xbanner-013.png.pagespeed.gp+jp+jw+pj+js+rj+rp+rw+ri+cp+md.ic.aZgnmw7qTj.jpg
http://cdn.head-fi.org/4/4a/350x700px-LL-4a770096_IMG_20120817_103758.jpeg
in some cases the ground may be the shielding. likely the hxc is 4pole 3.5mm so the bottom image would be used. if you want additional images look up 3.5mm pinout on google images.

if the wire itself is bad, just buy a replacement cable, open up the headphone and solder on the new leads. its not hard and by taking the old one off you should be able to easily install the new one. a multimeter would certainly help since you can test the wires and plug to make sure you attach it the same in case wire colors differ.

basic tools...
soldering gun, flux, solder, solder sucker, heat shrink (if needed).
 

Ruggo181

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Unless you want to shell out for the above tools SSDX mentions as well as a multimeter to test the cables(all tools you may never use again), have a look around for a local electronics repair place and have them fix it for you. Even an auto electrician can fix it for you as well.
As SSDX also says, it's not hard to do, if the tools are readily available.
 

ssddx

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every person should have a basic multimeter and soldering gun as you will use them again. yes, you could get them repaired at an electronics repair shop as well if that is too much of a hassle.
 
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