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My Sennheiser MKH 416 Shorts In and Out

Sennheiser MKH 416 P48 shorts out when moved around quickly or is bumped. Gently tapping the mic brings a strong signal back. Sounds fine when not shorted out. Opened mic up and did not see any obvious damage, broken connections, or loose chips. I'm going to take it to a repair shop, but, was just wondering what I am in for. Thanks. -James

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SOURCE: I have 3 sennheiser ew100 G2 handheld mics which

You can send them to Pro Line Music
490 Lincoln Highway
Fairless Hills PA. 19030
It will cost $65. for evaluation + parts+ aditional time past 1hr. + return shipping.

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You won't need a complete short to drain the battery much faster. Unless you can compare the figures to a known working one it's difficult for you to tell what is right and what is wrong.
Is this a handheld or a beltpack? Is it a genuine unit or a Chinese copy?
A set of GOOD batteries (Duracell, etc) should last between 6 and 8 hours minimum with these units.
If you have the tools you could take the unit apart and look for signs of failed components. A partial short circuit on a board due to moisture (from sweat or other liquids) can cause higher battery usage.
At the worst case, Sennheiser fixed price repair is around 60pounds exc vat.

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The first thing you will need is the correct plug from the company. Check with Sennheiser customer Support for the correct part. If you aren't extremely good at soldering, do not attempt this. You can change the plug but the wires are extremely delicate and can short easily. Moreover because of the phantom power, the plug must be wired correctly for the mic to function, or you may end up damaging the mic by sending phantom power up the wrong line. I would advise having a music store or pro audio service that handles these products do the wiring for you. If you feel you are up to it, you can do it yourself, but be careful.

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If the foam is in pieces, one piece of the foam can come to the element while speaking (or singing).
Yu can buy new foam at your local Sennheiser dealer.


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This is quite common with G2's, and really annoying!
If you are lucky, 50% of the time the red button is pushed inside the mic.
You need to remove the bottom section:
- open the battery compartment
- there should be 3 star-bit screws around the outside (remove)
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If the red button is not inside, they are available as a spare part from Sennheiser dealers.

Be carefull when putting the mic back together, it needs to line up correctly with the internal guides, forcing the base back on could damage the ribbon cable. when the line-up is correct it slides on very easily.

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Hi bibiofi

If you havent any experience with build electronic circuits, or soldering and the like, I suggest getting on of these. It runs of 2 9volt batts, or mains supply. Is the easiest way to go, and in reality, by the time you bought a decent case, sockets, and bits and peices to build one, you could get this one for $50. Too easy. I CAN build the stuff, but I would go this way. Plus it allows you to use 2 condensors if you want. And it does have the T-power 12 volt supply that the mic requires for operation. Is you need more info, please just ask. cheers


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first use hair dryer for a minute if you have.
second- bring any box with suitble size to mic and put a rice on it and put the mic on it for a couple of days{rice absorb wet and humidity}

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