Here are some better pictures of the piece from my actual unit. You can see the crack in the plastic, and there is some visible corrosion on the first two contacts. web link for photos: https://imgur.com/a/246ejrm Looking closely... it's actually an 8-pin socket manufactured by "JT" (couldn't find them online). But it looks very similar to the components below. I'm going to order a few and see how they look. https://www.newbecca.com/product/44023607300 https://www.aliexpress.com/af/8-pin-SMT-SMD-headphone.html?SearchText=8+pin+SMT+SMD+headphone&d=y&initiative_id=SB_20190112150424&origin=n&catId=0&isViewCP=y&jump=afs
Hi all, The headphone out jack on my VLT2 is broken. Looking inside the unit, it appears that the plastic between the TRRS (edit: or TRS) contacts is cracked, causing them to "spring upward", so the aux input no longer makes contact. Screenshot of the piece i'm talking about: https://imgur.com/a/5hedPYx Repair was quoted to be 120$ labor, 20-100$ parts, $20 return shipping for a grand total of $160 minimum for this little annoyance. Can anyone weigh in on if this would be possible to repair locally (i.e.... give it to someone who repairs pedals and such). It seems as simple as removing the broken 3.5mm socket and soldering on a compatible replacement... however, I haven't been able to find one online. Does anyone know who manufactures this part, or if a generic part would work (assuming I can access the jack through the side of the unit).?