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Headphone Jack Repair

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by jj, Oct 19, 2003.

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  1. jj

    jj Guest

    hey there,

    when i stripped back the wire on my stereo headphones to replace the jack, i
    see two wire bundles, one on either side. One is copper wire with a red
    wire and some plastic-looking insulator (i think). the other side has
    copper wire with greyish/greenish/bluish wire as well as some plastic
    insulator (again, i think). Are these two bundles just supposed to be
    attached to the two leads in the 1/8inch jack? Does it matter which is
    connected to the tip of the pin, and which to the base?

    thanks so much,

  2. Sofie

    Sofie Guest

    OF COURSE it matters which wire goes to which pin.
    If they are stereo headphones with a "stereo" PLUG
    there should be as a minimum 3 connections as follows:
    Common: (sleeve) the 2 "copper" wires, 1 from each bundle
    Right Channel (ring) the "red" wire
    Left Channel (tip) the "greyish/greenish/bluish" wire.
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