Splice and dice Firewire cable to 3.5mm jack. Connect iPhone 3gs to amp.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by benherron, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. benherron macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2009

    I have an iPhone 3Gs and a Fiio E5 headphone amp. To make things simple I want a 30 pin connector to 3.5mm jack such as SilverDragon's cable...


    Being a bit low on cash I am not happy to spend £20-40 on such a small cable.

    I do however have an old ipod firewire cable (or newer usb ipod cable...but i like the fact the old cable has clips and will not pull out unless you squeeze the sides) and a few 3.5mm to 3.5mm cables.
    Is there a way to splice and dice these two together to make my desired cable?

    I am more than happy using a soldiering iron etc but not sure if it could work with the original connector.
    I have also heard that there are issues getting the iphone to "know" there is a connection and not just play through the internal speakers or display an error message.

    Could anyone point me in the right direction! Cheers Ben
  2. benherron thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2009

    Right...as per usual I had to know the right terminology to type into google to get the answer...

    Anyone else wanting to find out how to do this type in
    DIY LOD cable.

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