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[Solved] New Female 3.5 mm audio Jack

Neil Cooper

FPCH Member
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Nov 6, 2011
Location
Wirral,UK
Hey,

Im wondering if anyone can help me i need a replacement 3.5mm audio jack View attachment 1365 as you can see next to the USB the problem is the bottom snapped off the port and now needs replacing. The port is a standard female 3.5 mm audio jack with three connections under it running along the middle hopefully you can see it in the picture this is for an LG home cinema MODEL HT304SU-DH.

also can i just unsoilder the old jack and soilder on the new one?

Thanks guys.

PS if anyone can find any on the web can you reply with the link doesnt matter about cost really.
 

KenB

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Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Hi Neil

I can't make out the area of the PCB that you are referring to.
Any chance of a photo of the other side so I can place the jack socket ?

If it is only the socket that is damaged then it should be a simple job to take the damaged one out and replace it.

I used to order from Rapid Electronics and RS Electronics. Both have on-line catalogues.
 

Neil Cooper

FPCH Member
Joined
Nov 6, 2011
Location
Wirral,UK
Hey ken,

hope this photo help although from this side you cant see the damage its on the other side
View attachment 1366View attachment 1367 hopefully you can see it better on this i just need a replacement port however i cant find them anywhere.

Thanks again

by the way would be helpfull if you could send me the link to the right one cause i had a look and im lost lol only if you have the time dont worry if you dont.
 
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Plastic Nev

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Oct 19, 2008
Location
Lancashire
You may also find something similar at Maplin as well.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/cables-and-connectors/connectors/3.5mm-stereo-jacks

Be careful removing the old solder, do you have a solder sucker or similar remover?
That will remove the old solder in order to assist in removing the broken jack socket and fitting and soldering in a new one.
Make sure the new solder doesn't bridge across those narrow gaps on the circuit print.

Nev.
 

Neil Cooper

FPCH Member
Joined
Nov 6, 2011
Location
Wirral,UK
hey thanks for the help in the end i had to buy the replacement part cause after looking at loads i figured none of them would line up with the hole for the jack.
 

KenB

Administrator
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Hi Neil

Thanks for the feedback.

A lot of these PCBs are produced in Taiwan and the Middle East and often simple components like a jack socket are not compatible with what is available here.

Good to hear that you have it sorted.
 
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