When your favorite headphones start to sound like this… it usually means the wire is broken somewhere near the jack. Obviously you can buy a new pair of headphones… or replace the jack and I’m going to show you how in this video. I chose this relatively high quality 1.8inch
or 3.5mm right angle jack. Let’s dive right in and see how it goes. First thing you want to do is cut the wire
at least an inch or 2.5 cm away from the jack. Take an X-Acto knife and split the 2 wires. Use a wire stripper to get rid of the insulation
from the jack wires. You should reveal two pairs of two thin enamel
coated wires. The enamel is used as an insulator and we
need to scrape it off from the ends. Use a fine grit sandpaper, but be very gentle,
or you will pull out the wire. Now take a multimeter and set it to continuity testing. We want to check which wire is connected to
which section of the jack. All manufacturers follow the same rules, but
they may use different wire color codes. Check the new jack as well, so you know where to solder each wire. Split the headphones wire… and strip the insulation from the ends. Don’t forget to mount the end part of the
jack on the wire before you start soldering anything. Again get rid of the enamel coating from the
ends of each wire by using some fine sandpaper. Cut the wires to length… and pre-tin all four of them. Helping hands may be very useful while soldering. It’s time to solder all the wires. Use your memory or notes
to know where to solder each wire. The last step is to assemble the jack. You can finally listen to your favorite music
again without interruptions, clicks and pops. If you like this video or find it useful,
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