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.
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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
Well, there are a few ways to solve this. The easy way would be either to call the manufacturer (At
(860) 434-9190, more info here) and see if there is a warranty on the item. Second, you could just buy a new pair, which is probably not the best way. Third, you could actually splice a new jack onto the headphones with a little soldering skill. You'll need to:
1)Cut the ******** the end
2)Strip the wires off the jack (and the replacement jack)
3)Solder the wires together (Matching black to black, red to red, ground to ground, etc)
If you've never soldered before, see if you could get a friend to help. Here is a video tutorial of how to solder, if you wish to attempt this yourself.
i've been through countless pairs of headphones and repairing them is often not worthwhile, once you've had the problem, it usually is recurring. it is suggester to just invest in some headphones that are ware-proof, meaning; fabric-encased wiring and waterproof earphones. most headphones go out because of tangling and untangling the cords because the wires inside are very brittle, are coated in a verry thin layer of plastic that when bent too many times or too far, or too rough, will break off and expose the wiring to the separated other wires causing a short.
it sounds as if the wires are wired wrong . yes it is best to solder the wires.all jacks are the same,yours will be stereo i believe. is the braid attached to the earth point, the two other wires attach to the centre of the plug and the other terminal point. these are right and left.
try using colored wire with the copper....colors act as sound carriers and copper acts as power only connect the copper one with ONly 1 color tho .......just try having everything on and just touching the wires together before sodering