on 27-09-2010 09:56 PM
I've got a set of Sing Star mics for the PS3, I've recently moved house and in so doing managed to crush the wireless receiver so it is totally unuseable.
I don't really want to spend £30 on a new set of mics and receiver, when its only the receiver I need.
I've looked everwhere and can't find it for sale. I can't be the only one who has ever had a similar problem so I'd like to think you can buy one from somewhere.
Any one help me out please?
on 02-10-2010 01:16 PM
on 31-12-2010 01:19 PM
My kids managed to damage the female USB socket on the receiver unit and after a very exhaustive search I found out that there is no-where where just the reciver unit can be bought seperatley, so instead of paying for a full new set straight away I set about trying to repair it, this I have managed to do and have created a tutorial that allows the USB socket to be removed and the cable permanently fixed to the internal board.
Tools you will need
Soldering Iron with a fairly fine tip
Set or wire cutters
T6 TORX Screwdriver
Small flat headed screwdriver
Small cross headed screwdriver
1. Remove The Back Cover
Using the small flat headed screwdriver, remove the black plastic plugs from the holes, they are a very tight fit and will need a bit of persuasion to come out
Underneath you will find 2 times T6 TORX screws, remove them and with a bit of wiggling the two half’s of the unit will move apart. They are connected by a 5 wire ribbon cable, one end connected to the small board the USB socket is fitted to and the other end to the main board.
Remove the 2 x cross head screws that attach the small board to the rear part of the unit so the back can be completely removed.
2. Remove the Small Board and Ribbon Cable
Using the soldering iron gently de-solder the 5 wires attached to the main board, you should only need to touch the solder blobs, the wires do not go all the way through the board, they are just sat on it. This will leave you with:
3. Prepare the cable to be permanently fixed to the unit
Take the small USB cable that was supplied wit the unit and cut off the small USB connector ( the bit that goes into the unit, not the PS2) as close to the connector as possible. Remove the insulation for about 1.5 inches. You will find it is made up of black out plastic sheath, thin layer of shielding wires, layer of foil over the conductors, then the four conductors and possible 4 bits of string. Remove everything apart from the four conductors ( red, green, white and black). Sorry no pictures for this. When you have the four conductors, strip the insulation back by about ¼ inch and then place a bit of solder on each conductor ( Tip Solder as its known).
4 Solder the cable
IMPORTANT – push the cable through the hole in the back plate where the USB connector used to sit ( or the unit will not close again) Slide the back plate as far down the cable as possible and then tie a knot in the cable at the prepared end as shown.
Now you have to solder the four conductors onto the connections you removed the ribbon cable from, a close up showing the colours
My soldering is rubbish, I will admit but as long as the bits of cable or solder do not touch it will work. Before placing the covers together again gently take it to the Playstation and test it, if it works, gently slide the back cover up and clip them together and put back the 2 T6 screws and the plastic plugs. JOB DONE.
If it doesn’t, check the soldering for touching bits and check the colouring is the same as above, this repair worked perfectly on my own.
on 01-01-2011 11:39 AM
on 13-09-2011 07:48 PM
really glad it worked for you to.
You may have noticed I never actually said it was easy ,
but i think the bother is well worth not having to buy a new one for a simple fault.