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My mic is broken, so I tried to fix the headset by cutting the wires. Then I striped the wires. But I noticed that there were only 4 wires, yet there were 5 places to solder. Looking at the part, There are 3 connected wires that I have not cut off yet and there is 1 wire broken. That leaves 1 wire and 2 soldering spots unaccounted for. When I look at the 2 soldering places, they both have a small strand there, so I can not tell which one the wire broke off of. I tried searching online to find the blueprint of Altec Lansing AHS322, but I had no luck. I just need to see where the wires go. Does anyone have any ideas?

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What i've done in similar situations is basically trail and error. You've got two spots for one wire, try them both out.

Some companies will use a generic piece for all their similar products. Maybe one of Altec's other headsets uses that 5th spot for something. Just try them both out and see what happens. Just dont solder them right away, stick them on with some electrical tape or something to save yourself some time. Then when you're sure you can solder away.

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