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I've search about this,but I find only questions without proper answer.
Some answers are correct but not clear enough,at least for me (at that time).

So I decided to create this thread to help others who get the same problem with me.
WARNING:
Using Soldering Iron is required.
Don't do this if you are not used to a soldering iron.
Or you can ask someone with the capability using this guide.


THE PROBLEM:
Audio Jack/cable is somewhat broken or audio somewhat has noise or no audio at all.

THE SOLUTIONS:
  1. Buy a new headset
  2. Fix it yourself

To fix it yourself you need to know 3 things:
  1. Where the damage(s) is(are).
  2. Type of Jack
  3. Wiring Diagram

Locating the damage:
  1. Open the remote control using your finger nail.
  2. Use a Multimeter (set it to resistance meter) to locate which connection is broken.
    (Follow the Multimeter link if you don't know what it is).
  3. If you/your parents don't have a Multimeter, try using a small light bulb (1.5volt),an AA battery, a piece of PVC pipe (the length of the battery) & 2 pieces of cable (15 cm / 6 inches each would be enough).
    Try to build a flashlight with that,but use the other cable as a tester by connecting it to only 1 side of the battery.
  4. If the broken part is/are the earpiece part,then you are lucky
    It's easier to fix & there is someone already posting about it here.
  5. Else...some soldering is needed.
  6. You'll need 3.5mm TRRS Jack (not the ordinary TRS jack)
  7. Cut the Jack part & peel the cable.
    You'll find 6 wires after peeling the cable.
  8. Check it first (using a Multimeter) if the wires are not the broken part.
  9. If the wire(s) is(are) the broken part,You'll need a cable with the same structure (6 wires/sub cables inside)

Fixing:

Jack Diagram:
1 2 3 4 ______
< = = =|______|-------> Cable

  1. Tip --> Left Channel
  2. First Ring --> Right Channel
  3. Second Ring --> Ground
  4. Sleeve --> Microphone

Wiring Diagram:
  1. Green --> Left Channel (+)
  2. Red --> Right Channel (+)
  3. Blue --> Right Channel (-),
    Red-Blue(inside the shielded one) -->Left Channel(-),
    Copper --> Microphone (-)
  4. White --> Microphone (+)

Solder the wire sequentially according to both diagrams.
It work very nice,even the remote control

I hope it helps
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I've search about this,but I find only questions without proper answer.
Some answers are correct but not clear enough,at least for me (at that time).

So I decided to create this thread to help others who get the same problem with me.
WARNING:
Using Soldering Iron is required.
Don't do this if you are not used to a soldering iron.
Or you can ask someone with the capability using this guide.


THE PROBLEM:
Audio Jack/cable is somewhat broken or audio somewhat has noise or no audio at all.

THE SOLUTIONS:
  1. Buy a new headset
  2. Fix it yourself

To fix it yourself you need to know 3 things:
  1. Where the damage(s) is(are).
  2. Type of Jack
  3. Wiring Diagram

Locating the damage:
  1. Open the remote control using your finger nail.
  2. Use a Multimeter (set it to resistance meter) to locate which connection is broken.
    (Follow the Multimeter link if you don't know what it is).
  3. If you/your parents don't have a Multimeter, try using a small light bulb (1.5volt),an AA battery, a piece of PVC pipe (the length of the battery) & 2 pieces of cable (15 cm / 6 inches each would be enough).
    Try to build a flashlight with that,but use the other cable as a tester by connecting it to only 1 side of the battery.
  4. If the broken part is/are the earpiece part,then you are lucky
    It's easier to fix & there is someone already posting about it here.
  5. Else...some soldering is needed.
  6. You'll need 3.5mm TRRS Jack (not the ordinary TRS jack)
  7. Cut the Jack part & peel the cable.
    You'll find 6 wires after peeling the cable.
  8. Check it first (using a Multimeter) if the wires are not the broken part.
  9. If the wire(s) is(are) the broken part,You'll need a cable with the same structure (6 wires/sub cables inside)

Fixing:

Jack Diagram:
1 2 3 4 ______
< = = =|______|-------> Cable

  1. Tip --> Left Channel
  2. First Ring --> Right Channel
  3. Second Ring --> Ground
  4. Sleeve --> Microphone

Wiring Diagram:
  1. Green --> Left Channel (+)
  2. Red --> Right Channel (+)
  3. Blue --> Right Channel (-),
    Red-Blue(inside the shielded one) -->Left Channel(-),
    Copper --> Microphone (-)
  4. White --> Microphone (+)

Solder the wire sequentially according to both diagrams.
It work very nice,even the remote control

I hope it helps
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[*]Open the remote control using your finger nail.
What is this remote control you speak of?
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[*]You'll need 3.5mm TRRS Jack (not the ordinary TRS jack)
Where would I get such a thing?
 
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What is this remote control you speak of?


Where would I get such a thing?

I'm assuming he is speaking of the in-line remote/amplifier/vol.control most "gaming headsets" come with.*


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Originally Posted by d4rkkn16ht View Post
I've search about this,but I find only questions without proper answer.
Some answers are correct but not clear enough,at least for me (at that time).

So I decided to create this thread to help others who get the same problem with me.
WARNING:
Using Soldering Iron is required.
Don't do this if you are not used to a soldering iron.
Or you can ask someone with the capability using this guide.


THE PROBLEM:
Audio Jack/cable is somewhat broken or audio somewhat has noise or no audio at all.

THE SOLUTIONS:
  1. Buy a new headset
  2. Fix it yourself

To fix it yourself you need to know 3 things:
  1. Where the damage(s) is(are).
  2. Type of Jack
  3. Wiring Diagram

Locating the damage:
  1. Open the remote control using your finger nail.
  2. Use a Multimeter (set it to resistance meter) to locate which connection is broken.
    (Follow the Multimeter link if you don't know what it is).
  3. If you/your parents don't have a Multimeter, try using a small light bulb (1.5volt),an AA battery, a piece of PVC pipe (the length of the battery) & 2 pieces of cable (15 cm / 6 inches each would be enough).
    Try to build a flashlight with that,but use the other cable as a tester by connecting it to only 1 side of the battery.
  4. If the broken part is/are the earpiece part,then you are lucky
    It's easier to fix & there is someone already posting about it here.
  5. Else...some soldering is needed.
  6. You'll need 3.5mm TRRS Jack (not the ordinary TRS jack)
  7. Cut the Jack part & peel the cable.
    You'll find 6 wires after peeling the cable.
  8. Check it first (using a Multimeter) if the wires are not the broken part.
  9. If the wire(s) is(are) the broken part,You'll need a cable with the same structure (6 wires/sub cables inside)

Fixing:

Jack Diagram:
1 2 3 4 ______
< = = =|______|-------> Cable

  1. Tip --> Left Channel
  2. First Ring --> Right Channel
  3. Second Ring --> Ground
  4. Sleeve --> Microphone

Wiring Diagram:
  1. Green --> Left Channel (+)
  2. Red --> Right Channel (+)
  3. Blue --> Right Channel (-),
    Red-Blue(inside the shielded one) -->Left Channel(-),
    Copper --> Microphone (-)
  4. White --> Microphone (+)

Solder the wire sequentially according to both diagrams.
It work very nice,even the remote control

I hope it helps
I'm confused with the Wiring diagram in [3] in my case is only the Blue color.So i have to skip this line Red-Blue(inside the shielded one) -->Left Channel(-),Is that so?? I have 4 wires viz. Green, Red,Blue and Copper. Please clarify me if i am wrong.
 
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I'm confused with the Wiring diagram in [3] in my case is only the Blue color.So i have to skip this line Red-Blue(inside the shielded one) -->Left Channel(-),Is that so?? I have 4 wires viz. Green, Red,Blue and Copper. Please clarify me if i am wrong.
is yours an original HTC handsfree?
every channel should have a pair of (+) & (-) and the original HTC handsfree has 3 channel (left,right & mic/remote)
 
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is yours an original HTC handsfree?
every channel should have a pair of (+) & (-) and the original HTC handsfree has 3 channel (left,right & mic/remote)
I think it is the original one, it comes with the Box. Left=Green , Right=Red , Ground=Blue & Mic=Copper . Is this how i should connect?? I am still confused as there are only 4 wires.

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