PSP * PC*
Put into text by Sullivan
I made a tutorial for a PSP*PC*Headseadapter some time ago in german !
So I tought to make a better Tutorial and also in english so everybody of you can understands how to
It is an Adapter wich makes it possible to plug your “normal“ PC*Headset (wich has 2 Plugs) to your
PSP to communicate in Socom1/2 online with other players or use it with Talkman or record
something with “PSP*MEMO*Recorder“ , etc. .
So.. for those who have not an original Socom Headset.. this is your solution !
The Material costs are about a mount of ca. 5 to 15 € .. It depends on how much you pay for the
So.. It is really easy to solder...
So.. below the tutorial:
Material/Tools you need !
– Soldering Bolt/Station
– Soldering iron
– Multimeter to measure the electric current between Male and Female connectors
– Wire cutter
– Shrink Tubing or when you don't have this, Iso*Tape is also usable (for isolation of the soldered
And following Cables/Plugs you need for the PSP*PC*Headsetadapter!
* 1 x 3,5 mm 4*pole MALE „Audio*Plug“
– 2 x 3,5 mm 3*pole FEMALE „Audio*Plug“
SO.. you can buy these Plugs from your nearest ElectricParts*Store or you can buy Cables wich have
these needed plugs .
Here are pictures of cables wich have the nedded plugs for the adapter to mke it eaysier for you to find
This is a “3,5mm 4*pole to 3*Cinch
video cable “. You will need only the 4*
pole Male Plug. The Cinch plugs are not
This is a normal Audio
Or as an alternative you can get this Plugs
seperate like this.
When you organized all the needed Things for this adapter you can go ahead to prepare the cables and
cut them at the shown marks.
The 4*pole 3,5 mm Male Plug looks, after cutting and stripping it with the wire cutter, like this:
I measured with the multimeter wich cable belongs to wich pole on the 4*pole Male Connector..
You need to do this at your own because the colors are not normed anyway. You need to discover
yourselve wich wire belongs to wich Pole on the connector on the other side.
So.. for those people who know something about the thing what they are doing and have to do the
following little “Workaround“ is not assential and you can directly go to PAGE6 and look at
PICTURE8.. For all other newbies or better said, people who are doing something kind of this the
first time the following HELP to figure out the wire*pole allocation is really important.
When you cutted this Adapter shown at PICTURE2 you get this two Female Stereo Plugs and the
Male 3*pole Stereo connector at the other side.. First.. discover (with the Multimeter) witch pole of
the 3 belongs to wich wire*end of itself..
Mostly this are a red , a white and a black wire.
Draw it down for example like this :
So.. here you can see that I measured which wire has
contact with witch of these 3 Poles on the plug and I
drawed it down..
This is a shematic picture.. Colors may be different
on your cables.. So it's essential to write down wich
color belongs to wich pole of the plug, beacause the
colors of the wires may be different to yours.
So now comes the tricky part.. Plug now this into one of the two 3,5mm Female Audio Plugs (wich
you have seperated after cutting the Y*Audio Adapter). Now it looks like this:
You know wich Wire belongs to wich of the three Poles of the „3,5mm Male 3*Pole Stereo Plug“
( after discovering the „wire – pole relation“ this plug is not needed anymore), as we drawed on
Now it's time to measure with the multimeter wich of the wire of the „3,5mm Male 3*Pole Stereo
Plug“ belongs to wich wire of the 3,5mm Female Audio Plug ( do not forget that for the comming
soldering the colors and the pin relation is important).
After measuring and drawing it could look like this:
You now know wich of the 3 Par ts of the „3,5mm
Female Audio Plug“ belongs to wich wire of itself. You
can measure with the multimeter also directly in the
„3,5mm Female Audio Plug“ to figure out wich Color
belongs to wich part of the „3,5mm Female Audio Plug“
,but its really imprecise.
With my little Workaraound you have exact results...
Now you are done here with discovering!
With the discovered pole*wire allocation and the drawings you are now ready to tur n on your
Soldering Bolt/Station and prepare your solder ing Iron. Prepare also all the cables and wires so that
you allready know wich wire(color) bolongs to wich wire(color). To Do this you can go on with the
text and picture wich follows after this little „HELP/WORKAROUND * PART“
We are done here with the help and you can go on with the soldering...
***END OF HELP****
I drawed following to discover the Pole*Wire allocation and in wich way to connect the two Stereo
Female*plugs and the cable with the 4*Pole Male connector (as shown above).
This shows in wich way to solder the
wires together... You need also to
make sure , when you cutted the two
Stereo Female Plugs of an Adapter
like shown on PICTURE2, wich wire
belongs to wich inner part of the
StereoPlug. This is really easy to
figure out ... (if you allready don't
For those who had followed the steps
in the “Little HELP/Workarund“
*Section it's allready done.
After soldering all the wires correctly together and isolating this parts this adapter can look like this:
You see that I marked the
with a red M ... You can
also tape it with red
IsoTape or mark it
somehow that you know
where to plug your Mic*
connector of your PC
You also need to plug the
into your PSP remote.
At least you can use „PSP MEMO Recorder“ to test your Microphone and a Game (e.g. SOCOM1/2)
to test if L*AUDIO and R*AUDIO is propperly soldered!
I done the whole procedure in ca. 15*20 minutes... So.. ist not really difficult work..
So.. you have successfully made your own PSP*PC*Headsetadapter!
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Tutorial by kamatschka
Converted by: Sullivan
Sullivans Email: tylermatthewsullivan@gmai l.com