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I just found out my SP5 went out of waranty earlier than I thought. I'm having problems with the Headphone socket - basically the thing's completely shot - the signal is so crackly that it's a complete waste of time to try and use. Can someone with some tech-how tell me, if I get the thing open, is it fairly easy to replace the socket? I've not ever tried this type of thing before, but I consider myself relatively competant (Famous last words!)

Also, I know this is the hard part but any ideas about where I could get another - Iwould guess most old HTC phones with a 2.5 jack would use the same part... can anyone enlighten me?

Failing that - any bright ideas about other options? I could get the A2DP patch and buy some now headphones, but I love my Sennheisers so much - nothing else would sound as good. It's a bit perverse, but could I get a bluetooth A2DP connector with an audo out?..... someone in the world must have thought of that

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More than likely it is the solder connections of the headphone socket that have snapped/come loose - resoldering should fix.

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More than likely it is the solder connections of the headphone socket that have snapped/come loose - resoldering should fix.

So I wouldn't have to source a replacement? I like the sound of that.

Anyone got a second opinon?

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So I wouldn't have to source a replacement? I like the sound of that.

Anyone got a second opinon?

Open it up, resolder. if that doesnt work source a replacement from a dead phone :)

Phil

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I'm having the same problem. Repairing it by a proffessional costs over €90!!! I would like to do it myself. Does anyone knows where to buy spare parts and how to install?

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So I've opened it up and had a bit of a look, and it looks nasty

There are other components really close to the connections for the socket, and I can't access the PCB on the opposite side to see exactly what pins I'm looking at...... :)

Has anyone out there actually tried this?? I'd like some reasurance before I take a soldering iron to my baby

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So I've opened it up and had a bit of a look, and it looks nasty

There are other components really close to the connections for the socket, and I can't access the PCB on the opposite side to see exactly what pins I'm looking at...... :)

Has anyone out there actually tried this?? I'd like some reasurance before I take a soldering iron to my baby

I've resoldered a headphone socket back onto a typhoon before. its not too difficult. worked perfectly afterwards :D

Phil

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