Monday, February 16, 2009

Guitar Hero Cymbal Jack Fix

My second born child, bless him, was a bit bored the other day and spun the cymbal on our Guitar Hero drums until the audio jack was separated from the cable in the drum pads. I was greeted with some bare cables. ARG!!



So off the the internet for a fix I go. I couldn't find any good guides on how to fix it. So I got a new 3.5 mm mono audio jack from Tandy. (see these ones at JayCar. Same thing I got from Tandy)

The next issue was where to solder the wires. With a bit of help from my mate Spud, I worked it out. There are 2 connections on the jack. A shorter lug and a longer one. The internal wire (it will be covered in red plastic probably) needs to be soldered to the shorter lug and the braiding around the outside needs to be soldered to the longer lug.



Do it like that and you will be rocking out in no time :)

8 comments:

  1. Hey! Thanks so much!! got a shot of a mates drums for the Wii and this happened and wasnt sure how best to go about fixing it! BIG THANKS!!

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  2. No probs at all Craig. The reason I posted the info was cause I searched for days! At least I have helped one person :)

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  3. You sir, rock. Worked like a champ! Thanks a million times over. Now I just have to find a way to keep my 2 year old away from them so this doesn't happen again!

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  4. Time to go shopping for a new cable...

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  5. Excellent advice, very easy fix - once u know what to do that is! Saved me a tenner for a new cable! Cheers!

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  6. Thks for this good explanation !

    It is possible to have the picture in better quality , i can not see the the result after you soldered the jack
    Thks in advance /Michel

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  7. Thank you so much, this worked like a charm.

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