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Trying to replace 3.5mm connector. Do you know which electrical component to buy?

post #1 of 9
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So the 3.5mm jack connector in my Phillips Fidelio X1s broke. I managed to dissect the thing, only to realise that I don't know exactly what I'm doing. I am specifically having problems figuring out how to find a jack connector that can replace the broken one.

 

You can see what it looks like below. A simple audio connector with Left, right and ground, mounted on a circuit board:

  • Is there any way to find that exact jack connector, so it matches the circuit board? (From a site inside EU, maybe http://www.mouser.dk/?)
  • Or is buying a new jack connector and circuit board a possibility? Taking into consideration that screw holes and such have to match?

 

If any other specifications are needed, I have a camera and a digital caliper at my disposal.

 

And thanks.

post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 

bump?

post #3 of 9

I can only see two possibilities...one is to contact the manufacturer and hope they will sell you one/offer to repair, or try to DIY a more readily available 3.5 that will need to be installed by you in a "best fit" scenario.

post #4 of 9

yikes... that looks pretty proprietary... hmm  I think you should contact phillips support and see if they can provide you with a replacement part..

 

 

otherwise.. might be time for modding??

 

 

I AM NOT AT ALL SURE THESE WOULD WORK... but maybe ???

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/From-OZ-Quality-2PC-3-5mm-Terminal-Solder-Replacement-1-8-Female-Jack-Socket-T3-/142242765554?hash=item211e545af2:g:t30AAOSwu4BVzxPx

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

I'm gonna contact Phillips in hopes that they have the part. They most likely won't have, so I am considering modding it too.

 

Would there be any issues in soldering the wires directly onto a jack socket? As in not using the circuit board at all.

 

What glue could I use to hold the thing in place, so that it can withstand being plugged/unplugged?

post #6 of 9
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Would there be any issues in soldering the wires directly onto a jack socket? As in not using the circuit board at all. 

 

No.

Is a panel mount jack going to fit in there?

For example Mouser # 490-SJ5-43502PM

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hmm, a screw is a good idea, but I don't think it would fit. The hole is only 5.3 mm in diameter.

 

The currenct Jack socket housing is around 6 x 6 x 14 mm.

 

EDIT: I've decided to just drill the hole bigger and maybe use one of these:

  • 161-7400-EX
  • 4832.2300
  • 161-3402-E (has the shortest lenght)

 

Does impedance matter?


Edited by Masterofcakes - 1/21/17 at 1:11pm
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

After several days searching for the OEM product, I finally found it: PJ3549.

Too bad you are required to make a min. order of 10.000 pieces.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get around ordering 9.999 pieces too many?

post #9 of 9

Any luck on finding a replacement, or at the very least, replacing with a non-standard part? Curious to see what route you took.

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