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Can bose wires be splice?

Faulty contact on end of jack. Cut open, three color of wires, green,red & yellow. Is there a repair kit jack, perhaps at Radio Shack???

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My cat chewed my bose headphone wire in two. Can the wire be spliced back together?

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Jbl roxy over ear headphones ref 430 need to install new cord. how do i open cans?


Hello.
Headphone speakers stop functioning properly when the wireconnections to the speaker are broken. This problem often develops when theheadphone cord gets jerked while being worn. The solder connection might alsodetach over time if it was not properly manufactured. The wire can bereconnected to the speaker with a soldering iron to repair the headphone. Beaware, though, that headphones are not designed to be user maintained in thisfashion. In some cases, it is difficult to get to the speaker due to the casingdesign.
Instructions and tools needed
Screwdriver or butter knife (depending on headphone design),Soldering iron, Electrical solder
1 Plug in the solderingiron. It takes a few minutes for it to get warm enough to be used.
2 Unscrew the screws holdingthe headphone casing over the speakers. This step applies only to models thatuse screws in the casing.
3 Insert the end of the butterknife into the seam on the headphone ear pieces. Pry the two halves of thecasing apart. This step is performed only on headphone models that do not usescrews in the casing.
4 Touch the tip of thesoldering iron to the electrical solder. A small drop should melt onto the tipof the iron.
5 Touch the tip of the soldering iron to the end of thedetached speaker wire inside the headphone speaker cavity. Try to get an evencoating of solder around the exposed metal end of the wire. The soldersolidifies on the wire once the soldering iron is removed.
6 Touch the end of the wire tothe solder on the metal tab attached to the speaker.
7 Touch the tip of the solderingiron to where the wire and tab connect. The heat of the soldering iron meltsthe solder on the wire and tab together. This repairs the broken connectionbetween the wire and speaker.
8 Replace the speaker casingonto the headphone. It should snap back into place for models without screws Thanks.

Sep 22, 2011 | JBL Reference 420 On-and Over-Ear...

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The right side of my BOse over ear headphones has stopped working. Is there any solution to the problem or do I have to buy another set? Thanks for your assistance.


If twisting and jiggling the connection to your music player produces no results, then you're probably going to have to replace them.
CHECK FOR A WARRANTY even if you didn't buy an extra one, they came with one from the manufacturer.
However, assuming your warranty is expired and you don't mind cutting the cords, you CAN check to see if there's a short in the wire somewhere. You would need a multi-meter to test connectivity, a pair of wire strippers (or a sharp knife and steady hand), and electrical tape just in case you get lucky.
You would basically cut the wire connecting the right ear to the 1/8" jack, leaving at least a good 6-8 inches between your cut and the ends of the wire (so you have something you can splice back later). Then you use the multi-meter (set to test resistance) to check the section you cut out for connectivity: place the red terminal at one end of the wire and the black at the other. If the needle moves, the wire is fine. If not, then you've found the problem.
If you have enough wire left after cutting out the damaged part, then you can just splice it back together and tape it up. (It won't be pretty no matter what.) If not, the easiest thing to do would be cannibalize part of a cord from another pair of cruddy headphones.
BUT, let me say again: There is very little chance of this working. You may just end up cutting them to pieces and wasting time. Only attempt this if you are sure they are trash otherwise.

Mar 21, 2011 | Bose On-Ear Headphones

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My Sennheiser HD 205 suddenly had a problem with its jack. You have to move its top, nearest to the cord, to get a sound on the other ear, probably it was pulled and something went loose. I spliced it open...


The two copper wires on your headphones are independent grounds for each channel. Twist them together and attach them to the ground cable ( black) of the new plug. The colored wires of the headphone correspond to the live wires of each channel, and the plug should have the same colors. Wiring together the grounds will not affect in any way the stereo separation, it is just that each ear needs its own ground. Cheaper headsets just transfer the ground from one ear to the other one through the metal headband.

Oct 06, 2010 | Sennheiser HD 205 Professional Headphones

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Colors of the wires for CX 400 headphones


yellow and red-green are most likely grounds. red is normally the right channel and green is normally the left channel. quick question though, why on earth would you cut the plug off of a pair of 75-90$ headphones?

Apr 15, 2010 | Sennheiser CX 400 Headphones

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Loose connection in Bose headphones


Cut the ******** and replace it with a new one. You will need to solder the wires on to the new one. Keep the old one, cut it open and it will tell you which wires go to which terminal.

Jan 06, 2010 | Bose QuietComfort 2 Consumer Headphones

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Wire broke right next to headphone jack; any easy way to fix?


if you are not handy, then no.
repair will require disassembly of the ear piece, splicing of the wire, and reassembly.

Sep 19, 2009 | Bose TRIPORT® Headphones

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Left side of stereo earphone does not work.


In side of your left wire there are two tiny coper wires (either blue/green/Red and gold) one of which is easily cut off.
Peel off the wire cover (Dont cut it off) near the earphone head (normally not more than an inch) to findout where one of the colored wire is cut off and fix it.
Note: Before you could join or fix this broken one firstly you need to burn up the color coded wire with fire for a SECOND so that all the color (green/Red...) are cleaned up.

If this dont fix Please tell me. Im here to help you

Good Luck!

Dec 05, 2008 | Shure E3C Consumer Headphones

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Tdk mp100 headphone jack


Each of the rubber covered cords running to each ear piece has two fine strand wire bundles inside. The right ear piece has a red colored strand and a copper colored strand. The left ear piece has a green colored strand and a copper colored strand. The wires are coated with an insulation lacquer. The lacquer burns off when you heat the wire for soldering.

Repair item: 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack, shrink tubing

Plan for strain relief:. These headphone wires can't take any tension at all. You need to crimp the black cords to the headphone jack somehow.

Slide strain relief and headphone jack housing over the over the rubber covered headphone cord.

  • You need to plan a way to relieve the pulling stress on the solder joints where the two headphone cords enter your replacement headphone jack.
  • Try shrink tubing if you have it.
  • If you have some thermal shrink tubing, slide a piece over the headphone cord end before stripping the wires.
  • Slide the headphone jack casing over the headphone cord also.
Strip each headphone cord 5/8" using the 18 gage setting of your wire stripper..

Hold each headphone cord in a "third hand" soldering assist tool and tease the green, red and copper bundles apart..I wore a 10x Magnavisor and I used a sewing needle and a bright light.

Twist the copper colored strands from both headphone cords together. They are the common ground wires. The copper colored bundle will attach to the headphone jack ground.

Apply a dab of solder to the end of each of the three bundles of wire. You will see and smell the insulating lacquer as it burns off. Keep most of the wire bundle cool.

Position the two strand headphone cord and the 3.5 mm headphone jack in the third hand soldering stand.
  • Plan where you can crimp the headphone cord. Crimp it when ready.
  • The green == left channel wire goes to the tip of the 3.5mm jack.
  • The red==right channel wire goes to the middle of the 3.5 mm jack
  • The copper colored wires go to the ground of the jack..
  • Measure resistance, 31 ohms per earpiece.
  • Screw the jack cover on and finish the strain relief craftsmanship.



Nov 28, 2008 | TDK MP100 Professional Headphones

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Wire has been cut


My wire was cut, and I made it worse trying to fix it....with several failed attempts... was becoming despondent, but gave it one last try, and was successful. First, each little tiny wire has two internal wires, one green (ground) and one gold (hot). At first, the green one looked like some fiber or filler and I cut it, connected the gold wires and nothing happened. On further inspection, with magnifying loopes, I determined the green fiber was in fact green wire. There was also a lot of clear fiber, which is insulation? filler?... I don't know, but I cut it out, leaving only the wires. From the internet, I determined that the wires had a thin layer of plastic on them for insulation, which I burned off lightly with a lighter, connected the green together, soldered it, wrapped in electrical tape, then connected the gold together, soldered it, and taped again....and to my suprise it worked. I used twist ties, and epoxy to strenthen the area and was done, my headphones are working again.

Nov 04, 2008 | Bose TriPort Consumer Headphones

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My cat chewed the wiring on my Bose in-ear headphones


Of course. Just peal off the main isolation and connect wires according to color of their individual isolation. You can just twist them and wrap them with duct tape or solder them and wrap with duct tape.

My cat recently chewed trough 220 Volts stereo power cord (fortunately unplugged) and trough speakers cable too. They work perfectly again after quick fix while my room has become off-limit zone to my cat. ;-)

Better get your tomcat fixed or find him a girlfriend unless you'd like to risk him getting killed when he starts chewing some power cord.

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