I have a broken headphone audio jack from an electronic keyboard. With the jack broken, the speaker audio no longer functions.
The manufacturer no longer supplies the part as it has been discontinued, and they claim they manufacture all of their own parts. They advised googling the part number and looking on eBay. I have done so, without luck.
The audio jack functions in such a way that when the headphone plug is inserted, the audio to the speakers is shut off. I have the schematic of the jack from the service manual:
I have 2 challenges:
- Find an audio jack that has the same arrangement with 9 terminals;
- If the above exists, the jack to have the same pin-out and spacing to fit into the PCB.
I am unsure of the claim that the manufacturer indeed makes all of their parts rather than source parts from third parties that have already been designed and built, especially for parts of this type. I am assuming that the original manufacture may still produce it.
What seems to make this part unusual is the additional of an extra switch. According to the circuit diagram, two of the switches disconnect the left and right speaker and allow the routing of the audio to the headphones. The third switch from my understanding is used as a signal to the piano's microcontroller to detect the insertion of a plug into the jack for the purposes of a headphone test function.
I am, however, slightly confused with the schematic. Normally when I see headphone jack schematics the switches have an arrow head that is in contact with the pole or has a small gap, thus distinguishing between normally close or normally open, respectively. This symbol is void of those and I am assuming this a normally closed switch. The other symbols for jack plugs within the service manual do indeed show an arrow of the type I am used to seeing; this is the only one void of these.
So my question here is whether others agree with my assumption? It is consistent with the symptoms of no audio through the speakers.
My further questions relate to my challenges, and whether anyone knows of a headphone jack with the same arrangement, and a sign-post to such a part?
I appreciate that my second challenge is somewhat more difficult, however if I can find a solder tab version, this will be most suitable as a few flying leads will be absolutely fine.
I have a pic of the discontinued part obtained from a search using the manufacture part number. This isn't available from the picture source.