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#1 TheEgg

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 07:25 PM

So the audio output part of my front panel broke. My headphones got snagged on it a few times. Now no sound comes out unless you push the headphone jack in it to the side and hold it there. I hate that I can't just get a new one of these.

I want to try to see if I could fix it myself somehow. I bet something inside is just bent a little and can be bent back if I probe at it.

I want to try to get the green audio port off the circuit board but I don't know how. Is it even possible? I thought I could put a soldering iron to the bottom things to get it off but it didn't work.

So anyone know about this stuff? Is it even possible to get it off?

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 10:44 AM

As long as the circuit board on the front panel is intact, you can purchase a 3.5mm female jack from Radio Shack or online and replace it
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 03:16 PM

I forgot to post pics. The 3.5mm female jack you're talking about won't help.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 06:29 PM

Is it removable? Yes
Can you do it? If you have to ask, probably no
It takes a little more than a soldering iron
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Posted 20 October 2009 - 03:21 AM

Is it removable? Yes
Can you do it? If you have to ask, probably no
It takes a little more than a soldering iron


Well I am determined to fix this circuit board. I won't take you can't do it as an answer. Not being able to plug my headphones into the front of my computer is unacceptable. I'd rather die! :thumbsup:

I think this is what I need.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 06:14 PM

That, some acid-free flux, some copper de-soldering braid would be good to have, and a good adjustable iron or a low-watt one
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Posted 23 October 2009 - 01:27 AM

That, some acid-free flux, some copper de-soldering braid would be good to have, and a good adjustable iron or a low-watt one
The Sears soldering gun won't hack it


Is this ok? Because this is what I just got.

I was reading about the wattages because I wanted to know what the difference was. Some places said higher is better. Some places said lower is better.

I really think the higher the better. Because if it is low, the heat will probably travel down and heat up other parts while you are still waiting for the part your touching to get hot enough. With a higher watt soldering iron, I would think it would heat up the part you're working on real fast before the heat gets a chance to spread too far away and damage other parts.

Also, is acid-free flux necessary? The part is relatively new (if that matters). Copper de-soldering braid. I'm guessing that is the same way of saying de-soldering wick. I just read about that the other day. Is that necessary too?

I'm still waiting for my vacuum pen to arrive from ebay.

Edited by TheEgg, 23 October 2009 - 01:28 AM.





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