Cut Skullcandy cord and confusing splicing process.
I accidentally cut the cord leading to the left speaker of my Skullcandy lowriders with a pair of scissors. I've tried to splice the wires but the innards are different from what I've seen. There are two separate 'clusters' of wires, one cluster is red, the other is gold, and then they're separated by a plastic 'shield' molded right around the wires. I attempted to connect the gold with gold and red with red but it didn't work, so I assumed that it was because the red and gold were touching somehow but no matter what I did it wouldn't work.
Anyway, any idea on how to repair a clean cut Skullcandy cord? I really miss these expensive headphones.
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It seems many people use only the term "paired" when talking about CONNECTING two Bluetooth devices. Connecting two Bluetooth devices means first "pairing" them and then "connecting" them. Pairing is a one time process done only the first time you try to connect the devices. It is like the two devices getting to know about each other. Next step is to actually connect the two and this process is done the first time after the pairing and then every time you want to use the speaker from your phone. When you open the Bluetooth tab on your phone's Settings menu you will see the names of all the Bluetooth devices it has been paired with previously and a "Paired" word next to it. If you want to use the device/speaker, tap on the name and it will CONNECT to it. You will see the word "Connected" instead of "Paired". Now you should have the music that you play on the phone coming out through the speaker. If you still can't hear the music over the speaker after a successful connection, turn up the volume on your phone (and on your speaker, if it has its own volume controls).
when one of the cups stop working it is a loose wire and you have to identify the wire cut and restore the connectivity ..Usually the cut is near the entry in the headset ..or in side on the mini-speaker .. You will have to open them up and see where the wire is interrupted
I figured out how to remove the headphone clip without causing cosmetic damage to the headphone casing. Unfortunately for me, this was after I had scratched up the casing already. Anyway, to avoid the cosmetic damage, use some kind of plastic tool, like a plastic spoon. After pulling off the headphone cushion, you will see the aforementioned 4 slots. Carefully slip the handle end of the spoon underneath one of the slots(not through them), and apply gentle pressure toward the center of the speaker. Do this for each of the 4 slots, and the tabs should easily come loose. Hope that helps.As for figuring out how to get the headphone to work, I'm waiting for that solution myself. The right headphone is out, but the left one works, none of the wires are loose, so the damage must be from my nephew being careless with the headset cable, and probably tugging on it once too often. Don't let your 15 year olds use your headsets, if they tend to be clumsy :)
It's less common for one of the speakers to go bad in a set of headphones. It's possible - but there are more common problems that will cause this. I assume you have tried the headphones on another device to rule our a problem with the device you are currently listening with and using the other device, you still only hear audio from the left speaker.
The wires in the cord that connect the plug to the headphones are very thin and are susceptible to breaking. The most commmon place for these wires to break is at the point where the cord is flexed or stressed the most. Those points are:
1. Right at the plug
2. Where the wire enters into the left and right speaker.
There are occasions where I have seen the wires become unsoldered from the speaker terminals within the headphones themself.
What You Can Do:
1. While listening with the headphones, try flexing the cord back & forth at the plug and where the wire goes into the right speaker. See if the audio will come back and cut out again.
2. What I have done is cut the cord about 3" back from the plug. Go to Radio Shack and purchase a new plug and install a new plug on the cord.
3. You can also take the headphones apart and cut a few inches off the cord where it connects to the right speaker and reconnect the new end of the wire to the right speaker. The goal is to cut away the bad part of the cord and re-attach the good part back.
4. You can try to replace the entire cord but I haven't been able to find replacement (THIN) cords too easily.
if they are broken from just use the warranty is void but if it just died out then u can cut one of the earbuds send it to skullcandy and they will send u a new pair i find my to work really well snowboarding when im by myself but when im with a group i find it hard to hear them but i also have a hearing problem so that might be that reason. and sometime if you get the skullcandy smoking buds they have a warranty for even if they break because of use they will give u a new pair for half price. if its a big headset cut the plug or just go to the skull candy website and go to support and check that out. link to the site. hopefully this helps you :D