FC3000 Headphone jack mod

Add a headphone jack for the FC3000.

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F3000 handheld console has no headphone jack connector, this mod will address this problem.
  • 1 × 3.5mm Jack female connector SMD SJ2-35954D-SMT ( Series or similar. Look for in ebay, 6 pin connectors
  • 1 × 2 pin PCB header male Standard 2 pin header, 2.54mm or 2mm pitch. Or any other small 2 pin male connector
  • 1 × 2 pin connector female (wire) Standard 2 pin female connector, 2.54mm or 2mm pitch. Or any other small female connector with wire.
  • 1 × Shrinking tubes

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  • 1
    Buy a 3.5mm Jack connector with a suitable size.

    The available room is about 8-9mm in height, so the one I picked was 8.5mm and I bent the pins to fit it without problems.

    This was the item:

    You should look for SMD parts, otherwise size will be too big.

    Your mileage may vary depending on what you buy.

  • 2
    ​Disassemble device

    See my other project for this:

    FC3000 disassemble instructions

  • 3
    Desolder the speaker from the PCB

    Desolder the speaker from the PCB:

    If you have a multi-meter, check the resistance, should be 8 ohms if your speaker is like mine.

    The wires and the connection point are very fragile, don't abuse them or they will probably break.

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