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Replacing An Audio Jack On A PS4 Controller

By on June 16, 2020
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The customer that I fixed the overheating PS4 for came back to the shop and brought a controller to be fixed. He said, that the controller is fine but when plugging the headphones into the audio jack the sound there either not clear or no sound at all.

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It seems like an old beaten SP4 controller that has seen better days. It cost about a 100 US dollars to buy a new one.

Because of the lock down due to the Covid 19, customers are willing to get things repaired than buying a new one because of lack of income and losing of jobs.

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From the look of the audio jack it was very clear it was broken and needed replacement. I managed to get a used one from a controller that I have in my shop that was in excellent conditions.

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As I took the four screws of the bottom of the controller, I was able to see inside.

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I took the battery out. In order for me to get the board out I have to: disconnect the flex cable, de solder the two shock motors on both sides, and take the screw out. 

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Now the board is free I was able to do the de soldering and replace the broken audio jack.

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Broken audio part out, I cleaned the area to receive the replacement.

Once the replacement was soldered on board, it was time to put everything back together and test.

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My assistant (my 9 years old son) connected the controller and tested it. The sound was loud and clear.

Mission Accomplished.

This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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  1. Albert van Bemmelen

    June 16, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Good work obvious with a happy customer as result.
    Sadly in this case you still had to open two controllers to fix one. And at the same time you also had to rip the part from a controller in excellent condition. Covid-19 turns everything upside down I guess. I hope your son notices that it hard to make money this way (lol)?

  2. Waleed Rishmawi

    June 16, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Albert: Indeed. somehow we have to keep the customer satisfied and happy. today I made an order of the Headphone jack for these controllers from Ali Express and I should get them in 20 days. they are expensive but worth having them as parts in the office. Oh, my son knows exactly how hard to get the money in the shop. He is spending a lot of time with me in the shop and see how hard to earn an income. have a good day

  3. Parasuraman S

    June 16, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Excellent trouble shooting methods and solving the issue hook or crook! That is a required quality for a professional technician! Many thanks for sharing!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 17, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      Parasuraman: thanks man.we do what we can to get things going. Have a blessed day

  4. Greenford William Mafuleka

    June 17, 2020 at 1:28 am

    Happy to hear that your assistant son can do few things like you.

  5. Waleed Rishmawi

    June 17, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Greenford: yes, I am glad my son is spending time with me in the shop. He is learning a lot of things but recently he is developing new talents which is playing the Guitar so he is off to guitar lessons. have a blessed day

  6. Charles Johannes

    June 19, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Yes, Covid_19 has everything upside-down.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      June 19, 2020 at 3:34 pm

      Charles: indeed but still I do not mind the good business that comes out of this. Have a blessed day

  7. David

    April 22, 2021 at 12:16 am

    One technical question about the actual solder mounts.
    I see the replacement part has 5 posts that go through the board...

    Are all the other tiny connections... the ones in front, just contact based... meaning no solder?

    • David

      April 22, 2021 at 12:18 am

      Looking at your picture more.. I guess all of those are solder as well. Do you use a small special solder tip?


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