Question about Sony MDR-XD100 Consumer Headphones
I cannot always get sound out of both speakers. I think there is a short but how do I go about fixing this? I think the wires going into the head set might have been pulled causing this problem so I was wondering if this was an easy fix and is it worth the trouble?
I had this same problem (stopping working after the wire got trapped underneath things and pulled when I stood up).
Unscrew the speaker on the offending side (you can get to the screws by pushing back that black comfortable stuff which surrounds your ear (you DO NOT need to pull this stuff out from underneath the speaker, just push it back from the centre to the edge).
You should see the wire is tied in a knot to prevent pulling on the wire from breaking the connection. You will probably find the wire has been frayed slightly were the knot is. Cut the wire behind the know, and then strim it (very stretchy so a crafts knife may be easier than traditional wire strippers). Use a solder iron to break the previous connections (there is a green and an orange wire, remember which goes where!), then solder the new wire you have just strimmed.
Just a note about soldering, you may find the solder does not take well to the wire. You could try using a flame to burn the wire first, or scrape away at it a bit (it's surrounded in a coloured material).
Finally tie and screw everything back together. Voila! Good as new :).
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It's actually quite easy to open up ... the pad just slips off, and its really easy to get back on and there is a set of three small t screws underneath that just need unscrewing and then you're inside
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
I think I have it. I've only had a chance to listen to a couple of songs till the brand new headset's right ear died. I took it apart and found that when I hook up another speaker in parallel with the dead one, it works, which can only mean that the circuit is fine and the 'dead' speaker is really dead. No idea where to get a replacement though.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
Okay, cut and strip the cord. There should be two copper wires and (on Sony headphones, at least) a red and a green strand. On a new 1/8" jack, there should be three connections. The middle one is left, and is where the green one goes. The short one on the side is right, and is where the red one goes. The long bit is the common, and is where the copper one goes. Before you solder, however, remember which strand is which, because you have to sand or burn off the colored enamel. (Use a fine grain paper, or use a standard lighter or stick match- anything else might damage or melt the wire)
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
The green wires go to the left channel (Plug tip). The red wires go to the right channel (plug ring 2 band from tip) and the brass wires go to the ground (sleeve plug base).
Posted on May 09, 2009
THE BEST WAY TO DO THIS IS TO GET THE REPLACEMENT JACK FROM AN AUDIO OR MUSICAL SUPPLIES SHOP.. ONCE YOU HAVE THIS CUT BACK THE CABLE OUTER SLEEVE TO SHOW THE CONNECTORS AND CABLES ON THE JACK..GET A SOLDERING IRON READY WITH SOLDER.. STRIP BACK A SMALL AMOUNT OT THE CABLE SLEEVE TO SHOW THE WIRES THEN STRIP BACK EACH OF THE CABLES AND TWIST THE ENDS SLIGHTLY..GET THE SOLDERING IRON HOT AND TOUCH THE WIRE TO THE END WHILST BRINGING TEH SOLDER TO THE WIRE TIP. IF TEH IRON AND WIRE ARE HOT ENOUGH A SMALL AMOUNT OF SOLDER WILL MELT ON TO THE WIRE TIP.. DONT HOLD THE WIRE TO LONG OR THE HEAT WILL MELT THE PLASTIC COATING., DI THE SAME FOR THE OTHER WIRE.THEN UNSREW TH NEW JACK YOU SHOULD SEE EITHER TWO OR THREE CONNECTORS MATCH UP THE NEW WITH THE OLD ON THE CONNECTOR AND SILDER ON ONE BY ONE THE SAME WAY JUST HOLD THE WIRE AND IRON TO THE PLATE AND HEAT WILL CAUSE THE SOLDER TO ATTATCH TO NEW CONNECTIONS..MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PUT THE SLEEVE ON THE WIRE BEFORE YOU SOLDER OR YOU MAY HAVE TO TAKE IT OFF AGAIN TO PUT THE JACK BAK TOGETHER..TAKE YOUR TIME WIT THIS AS IF YOU TRY TO HURRY THE SOLDEDRING PART IT CAN BE MESSY AND NOT TAKE PROPERLY AND CAUSE BREAKAGE AWAY LATER IF THE JACK IS PULLED.. ONCE THE WIRES ARE SOLDERED ON TURN OVER THE GRIPS AND IT SHOULD WORK FINE.. I USUALLY GO FOR THE METAL TYPE JACKS AS THEY ARE STRONGER AND EASIER TO SOLDER.. GOOD LUCK A...
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
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