Replacing An Audio Jack On A PS4 Controller
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.
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.
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.
As I took the four screws of the bottom of the controller, I was able to see inside.
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.
Now the board is free I was able to do the de soldering and replace the broken audio jack.
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.
My assistant (my 9 years old son) connected the controller and tested it. The sound was loud and clear.
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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