The headphone socket on my FP1U has gone a bit dodgy (bad connection or only one speaker - jiggling of cable is required), As I use the phone as an audio player during music teaching this is quite an important function, and I don’t always have a Bluetooth device available.
I’ve looked at the other forum posts (Replace FP1 / FP1U headphone jack, and What is the exact model number of the Female Jack connector (headphone connector)?) both of which suggest that I can do one of the following:
- Replace the main motherboard OR
- Desolder the existing headphone jack and re-solder a ‘similar’ part (Advanced users only)
The second option is a bit daunting, specifically as it’s meant to be a phone that ‘you can fix yourself’. One poster says he broke his audio speakers entirely attempting it, another says that he managed it but he’s a pro at soldering.
I’ve looked at the 1st option, but the mainboard available in the fairphone shop is
a) Out of stock and
b) only compatible with FP1 (not FP1U).
Fairphone Team and Users - how can I fix my Fairphone headphone socket? What is the recommended solution here? I’d consider the mainboard replacement but this isn’t even an option for the FP1U, and it’s out of stock, and it costs more than the display assembly (which I’ve already replaced once). Hrumph.