The front headphone jack split open (front bay audio panel) and disintegrated into 6 pieces. I have a spare 6.5 mm jack as well as another 3.5 mm one, but it only has 2 contacts instead of the four on the broken one.
I can work out the two wires that correspond with the two contacts on the new jack, the left and right. But I don't know what to do with the two leads left over (headphone detection and sense or whatever) these two seem to be responsible for detecting the presence of a plug, so could I just solder a switch across the two wires so that I can just toggle it manually?
There is a pair of audio connectors on the case itself which I can't connect to the mobo, so if it is not possible to use a 2 contact jack, then I have the option to desolder the old microphone jack on the case itself (which I don't use)
I hope this all makes sense...
~7 year old Gigabyte full tower
MSI 970 Gaming motherboard
Aerocool Strike X X-1000 front panel
6.5 mm 2 contact jack (with 3.5 mm adapter)
3.5 mm 2 contact jack
potentially a 3.5 mm 4 contact jack if I desolder the one on the case.
various wires and switches