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    Default XBOX One Mic Mod

    For anyone else who's tempted to make there own adapter some guy over at Se7ensins has put a bit of a tut together...

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    Hi There,
    Figured as my first post in the community I would share my 'fix' for the new chat connector. I have a [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] headset that I use for my online gaming. I was soooooo happy to see that the new [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] would not 'support' the old style connectors and that a 3rd party would have to develop an adapter. I didn't want to wait around for this adapter, nor do I want to pay for one either, so I scavenged around the house and found all the necessary parts to do it. Take a look.
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    Things you will need:
    T3 size screw driver (I have a nice hobby kit for electronics that contains all these bits)
    1 [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] jack (ripped mine out of an old cellphone)
    Soldering Iron and solder
    A sharp blade of sorts
    Hot glue gun
    Some small gauge wire (I used 30AWG)

    Step 1
    Rip that sucker open (and turn the soldering iron on). At first glance, you will notice that there are no visible screws (same with the controller for that fact). The back cover with the clip that holds the adapter onto the controller is held in with retention clips. Grip firmly, putting most of your pressure at the base, and pull. It should just snap off.
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    Step 2
    With the back cover off, you can now see 5 screws (2 silver, 3 black). Remove those (T3 driver right here).
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    Step 3
    Now, SLOWLY, separate the plastic covers. On my headset, they separated quite easily, but I can see some people having issues (maybe not). What I mean by issues is that the cable coming from the mic may pull away from the solder points on the board. Dont want that to happen as it can screw up your traces. You will expose the board and the wires that connect the headset to the board.
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    Step 4
    Use your soldering iron to remove the 4 wires. Now, do whatever you want with the mic. I will add a [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] so I can still use it should the need arise. You can see that M$ was kind enough to have the pinout labeled for us. Ground, Mic, and either of the other 2 pins is what you want.
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    Step 5
    Now place your female plug that you selected for the project. Remember, 2.5mm. I selected mine from a [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] I had laying around the house (Sanyo something or other, flip). Its very small and will fit inside the casing very nicely. Once I decided on how to place it, I put a generous amount of hot glue on the board and set the plug in place.

    I got a little carried away here and forgot to take pictures of parts of the process, but it is pretty self explanatory. Ensure you know which pins are which. I used a multimeter to check the continuity of each solder point. I used this image as my reference.

    This is what it looked like when completed. Soldering wasn't the greatest work that I have done, but it worked. I finished it off with a bunch of hot glue to ensure that it wouldn't move once it was all put together.
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    Step 6
    I had to chip away at the plastic piece that covered it all in order for it all fit properly. Do that if you need to (remember that this all depends on which connector you use inside). Screw the plastic cover back on and try to attach the finished cover back on (you may have to do some cutting or shaving to make it fit, I did).
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    Overall I am very pleased with how this worked out. It looks stock. Now I can use my Turtle Beaches during my sessions of Ghost. Love it. This goes without saying, you can use your old 360 mic or any mic with a 2.5mm connector. Enjoy.
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    Default Re: XBOX One Mic Mod

    I did mine today, works well although I didn't put the jack in I wired direct as I had no need for a jack.

    I'm going to have a go at doing this one [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to get the wireless working, reason I haven't done it yet is I am unsure about the micro switch to turn it on and how I will do that.

    Just a note my board version and layout is slightly different from the one shown but only resulted in one different soldering point for the mic

    Thanks to Bald Bouncer

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    Default Re: XBOX One Mic Mod

    Done the second mod now works well but fuck me you could not get a fag paper in it now it's such a tight fit.

    Now have a fully wireless set of X500's on the Xbox One

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    I Black Belt (9th March 2014) 


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    Default Re: XBOX One Mic Mod



    What did you use for the mic mute button?

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    Default Re: XBOX One Mic Mod

    Quote Originally Posted by AD View Post


    What did you use for the mic mute button?
    Just cut a small slot for now, I thought it was going to be an issue but it isn't really.
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    Default Re: XBOX One Mic Mod

    Will have a play when I get my Titanfall bundle this week

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    Default Re: XBOX One Mic Mod

    Did anyone buy the propper adapter. I have and its sounds fooking shit, using x12 and while plugged in to adapter the sound is very tinny. Knowing my luck bet ive got a faulty 1

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    Default Re: XBOX One Mic Mod

    Apparently they have reported problems normanji.

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    Default Re: XBOX One Mic Mod

    Hopefully an update should sort it out.

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    Default Re: XBOX One Mic Mod

    If you fitted a jack to it do the mic controls from the stock headset then work to mute the mic like ones on the turtle beach cable?

    I see BB cut a slot for it, so I'm not sure...?

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    Default Re: XBOX One Mic Mod

    Quote Originally Posted by rIKmAN View Post
    If you fitted a jack to it do the mic controls from the stock headset then work to mute the mic like ones on the turtle beach cable?

    I see BB cut a slot for it, so I'm not sure...?

    Yes the buttons work to mute and up and down volume

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    Default Re: XBOX One Mic Mod

    Thanks mate.

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