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[Tutorial] How to Fix your Pico's Headphone Socket

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12th January 2014, 05:49 PM   |  #1  
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Getting audio cuts, left or right channel always disconnects, audio distortion, or headphones not working at all? Well your Pico's headphone socket is loose. Solders on the headphone socket are somehow, cracked or just got detached from the board. Here's how to fix it...

DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF THIS TUTORIAL BROKE YOUR PICO. THIS WILL ALSO VOID YOUR WARRANTY. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK


Ok let's get started. Here's what you need:

- Pico ( of course :P )
- Torx and Philips screwdriver
- Soldering Iron
- Soldering lead



Step 1: Remove all the screws on the case using a small torx screwdriver and remove the case


Step 2: Remove the screws on the board using philips screwdriver




Be sure to keep the screws in a safe place

Step 3: Remove those black tapes. Also keep them in a safe place...


Step 4: Disconnect the Ribbon Cables...




Step 5: Take out the board CAREFULLY...


Step 6: Prepare your soldering iron and soldering lead


Step 7: Solder the contacts... ONLY solder the contacts pointed at the picture...




Don't apply too much solder! Solder it CAREFULLY! We don't want to short it...

After soldering...




I'm not really that good at soldering but that gets the job done



Now put your Pico back together and test it out. If this fixes your headphone connection problems, CONGRATULATIONS /) ! If not, try again








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12th January 2014, 05:54 PM   |  #2  
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I'll take this spot for future purposes

Here, have a BROHOOF /)





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Well bro i think its too risky..BTW i will try this.
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Well bro i think its too risky..BTW i will try this.

Not really... You'll just solder those contacts... Just be careful when soldering it....




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A big thanks Renz!

Very risky..:P as HTC has sensors dozens of sensors and very complex IC and integration of them..

Very Very need full and good tutorial who like listening to music but cant hear it properly due to socket.
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Originally Posted by shubhojit89

Very risky..:P as HTC has sensors dozens of sensors and very complex IC and integration of them..

Very Very need full and good tutorial who like listening to music but cant hear it properly due to socket.

Actually it isn't that risky, as you'll only solder the connections of headphone socket... If you know how to solder then you'll be fine

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A big thanks Renz!

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I would strongly advise you apply heat syncs when doing this, otherwise you can end up frying components near the headphone socket (I've managed to do this before when using old solder that wouldn't melt easily)

Another tip, use the smallest tip you can find for the soldering iron. if all you have is a chisel tip, don't use it. it's too much risk!

lastly, make sure you clean up the old solder. don't mix new + old

I also recommend looking at some soldering guides. it's easy to do a bad solder and make stuff even worse.

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