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Solder headphone jack


If the wires can be joined see the attached pics for re-joining, just connect the same colours together. Test them to make sure there are no other breaks in the wire. Then solder them together and seal with a waterproof tape or similar. DONT just tape them together this will lead to them coming apart easily.
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If they came out of the jack it would be best if you bought a new jack and soldered the wires onto this. Trying to open a factory fitted jack is difficult and you wont be able to seal again properly unless you superglue the jack once you've reconnected it and test them to make sure there are no other breaks in the wire solder the wires to the jack. see attached pics for jack wiring.
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Hope this helps

Nov 16, 2013 | ifrogz EarPollution Plugz Headphones

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Left earbud has no sound


I had this problem with 2 of my HBS 700s. The speaker in the earbud goes bad and needs to be replaced. If it is still under waranty you can send it in to be replaced (trying a home repair will probably void your waranty so try this at your own risk). If it is out of waranty and you have experience with a soldering iron, the earbuds can be replaced with a plain set that look similar to the originals from your local store (Wallgreens has a good selection for like $10). I am a novice at these things but the solution was pretty easy and has worked for both of my earbuds. I actually improved the quality of sound by installing better earbuds.

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- 1 small soldering iron
- one set of new wired earbuds (no volume control or mic... just plain earbuds)
- jewlers phillips head screwdriver
- one small flat screwdriver or thin flat edge to pry the cover off.
- one needle or thumbtack
Directions are the same for both sides. I suggest doing one side at a time and repeating the steps for the other side.
Directions:
- TURN OFF HBS 700
- locate the rubber plug on the bottom of the case (one on each side above the L and R symbols) and remove the plug with a needle.
- remove the screw located under the plug
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- use a jewelers flathead screwdriver or thin flat edge to pry the case appart. The best method is to gently pry the bottom of the case outward then push in and up on the top part of the case starting at the back of the plastic case (where the earbud wire comes out) and working your way forward.
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- remove the earbud cup and set aside. (if working on left side, also remove the charger door.)
- the circut board is held in place by plastic arms on the sides. Gently pry the circut board away from the case and lift up where the arms are holding it in place.
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- once case is removed from circut board, you will see where the earbud soldered to the board.

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...
-cut your replacement earbuds to length and expose about 1/4" of the two wires inside (usually one gold and one colored or one solid color and one multi colored).
-The two wires are coated to prevent them from shorting out while touching. Add solder to your soldering iron so there is a good drop hanging from the tip. Insert one wire at a time into the drop of solder (about 1/32" will do) and hold it there for a few seconds. This will melt the coating and allow the solder to stick to the wire.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO SOLDER TOO MUCH OF THE WIRE OR IT WILL TOUCH THE OTHER AND SHORT OUT! ONLY A LITTLE ON THE TIP OF THE WIRE WILL DO.
-carefully use the soldering iron to remove the old earbuds from the circut board. A small soldering iron with a sharp tip works much better than the standard size at this. The soldering points for +/- are VERY close together so becareful not to melt them together.
-solder the new earbuds in place of the old ones. + to + and - to -.
-tie a knot in the earbud wire close to the circut board so it does not pull free from the case when closed.

-at this point in my repair, I turned the HBS 700 on to listen for the startup tone to make sure the earbud was connected properly. I DO NOT RECOMMEND TURNING IT ON OR TOUCHING COMPONENTS WHILE IT IS ON. IF YOU WISH TO CHECK IT AT THIS POINT LIKE I DID, DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALSO, MAKE SURE NOT TO HOLD THE CIRCUT BOARD OR TOUCH IT WHILE IT IS ON AND TURN IT OFF BEFORE CONTINUING.

NOW IT'S TIME TO PUT IT ALL BACK TOGETHER.
-reinsert the circut board to the top cover in reverse of how you took it out. Do not force it and make sure all the plastic arms clip over the circut board securely. Make sure to press the buttons to see if the are seated right.
-replace the earbud cup, battery door and power switch if it fell off.
-attach the bottom cover making sure to leave the knot on the inside of the cover. The cover should snap on easily.
-Re-insert the screw and plug.
DONE!

If you wish your new earbuds to attach magnettically to the cup, you will need to break open the old earbuds and remove the magnets from inside. Then glue them to the outside of the new earbuds or drill a hole for them to sit in and glue them in. Be careful tho because drilling holes too deep in the new earbuds could damage the wires inside (I found that out the hard way)
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I hope this solution was helpful

Oct 17, 2013 | LG HBS-700 Bluetooth Headset

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I can not hear anything out of my right ear bud


Hi there thobe47!
Please test the pair with a different audio device and see if the problem goes away first!

Firstly, make sure you are pressing the plug all the way into your audio device jack. Most are designed with two tiers, so only one ear will sound if only one tier of the electrical connection is fully established. Once you've tried that, continue!

Most earbuds are created with very small working parts with equally small electrical connections. If you have lost sound in one side, the most likely cause is a loose connection somewhere.
If it still doesn't work, your options are sort of limited. I would recommend first gently "jimmying" the wire leading to the bad earbud around while it is in your ear and music is playing. If you manage to get the sound to be restored, wrap sticky tape tightly around the wire and the tapered part of the bottom of the earbud in an attempt to maintain the new connection. It is not a permanent fix but might buy you a bit of time with the pair.
If you can't get it to work in that way, your remaining options are pretty much to either open the earbud and attempt to reestablish the connection (difficult, small parts, and could damage the earbuds if you don't know what you are doing), or to buy a new pair. You can get some pretty nice earbuds for under $5 at most megastores, and anybody who could fix them and would charge you will charge you much more.

If you must try to open the earbud (I don't recommend it!), I have a generic set of steps here. I take no responsibility for damage of your earbuds or devices that may follow!
Gently peel back the gelly cover of the earbud, starting under the top seam and pulling it off.
Unscrew or "pop off" the portion of the earbud that has the small grating. There may be an inner retaining system involving more plastic rings. Just keep these safe and remember the order in which you took them apart.
You will now probably be seeing the speaker of the earbud, looking like what you might see on an uncovered subwoofer speaker (just much smaller!)
Being careful to not touch the flat portion of this disk and avoiding anything magnetic (including your laptop / desktop), see if you can pinch it by the sides and gently pull it out of the casing -- probably less than a quarter centimeter. If you can, look for any severed connections between the solder points on the bottom of the speaker and the wires coming from the bottom of the bud. Soldering these would be extremely difficult, but you can attempt to fix them with small pieces of tape.
Nestle the speaker back into the housing, replace any retaining disks in the correct order, screw/pop the outer clip back on, and slide the gelly back into place.


Hope this helps!

Mar 24, 2011 | JVC Gumy Ear Bud Headphone - Peppermint...

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My apple ipod, 8gb, 4th gen. has an audio jack issue. The earbud cord was yanked from the ipod while moving and since that time, the sound will only come out of the left side of any WORKING earbuds I try....


Hi jodisully,

sorry for my previous confusion, you can change the audio jack easily, purchase the audio jack from the below link -

http://www.kingipod.com/4g-ipod-parts.html

Please follow the below link to know how to replace them -

http://www.ipodhowtovideo.com/4thgen/4gheadphonereplacement.html


(jack cost is around 5 usd only, and there are complete help regrading replacement)
Please post comments for more information.........
Good luck!!

Thanks

Jan 06, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Left ear wont play a sound. will try to replace the jack.


Look at this link to see if you want to try it:http://www.metacafe.com/watch/906927/headphone_repair/

Sep 08, 2009 | Etymotic Research Isolator ER-6i Consumer...

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Only one earphone works, weird problem


there is a broken solder joint where it is on the pc board.it is not the earbud itself,because when you pull it out,both sides work.the jack has 3 sections,the tip which is one side,the next piece,which is the other side,and the shank piece which is the ground.the ground connects to the outside ring of the headphone jack.there are 2 contact points inside for the two channels.what happens is the copper foil of the pc board fractures where the pins are soldered.scrape away some of the foil so that copper is exposed for the pins,and resolder it and it will work if you wiggle the jack,you will see the whole piece of circuit board move where it is cracked.after fixing it,put epoxy over the area to make it stronger.

Jul 19, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Sound in left earbud shorts in and out


If its not hard to open the case, just solder the connection again (only if you found out that the problem is inside).
Also check the wire if it have 100% connection. You may also check skin of the wire. If found out no good, so possibly this could fix the problem.

Mar 02, 2009 | Etymotic Research Isolator ER-6i Consumer...

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Skullcandy earbuds one earbud not working


It is likely that your right stereo channel has either been severed somehow or there is a severe short in one of the cables. What you can try to do to test this theory is first turn on your music. Then wiggle the cable at the very base of the right earbud. If nothing happens wiggle the cord right where it connects to the stereo jack. If still nothing happens run your fingers along the right earbud audio cable bending and twisting it. If at any point you hear music again then you likely have a short. If it is near the earbud then it is going to be difficult to fix since these earbudfs have a large gauard. If the short is at the stereo jack then the fix is simple. A standard 1/8" stereo jack can be purchased from any electronics or audio store. You can then fairly easily seperate teh old stereo jack and solder this new one in place. Search the internet for tutorials on how to do this if need be. Even if you do not get any kind of sound when wiggling it at the base of the jack this is the most likely culprit since this is where most of the stress on the headphones occur. Be wary though, if you do attempt a stereo jack repair you will void whatever kind of warranty your earbuds may have so check before you try. But, in teh end you may end up saving a 60-100 dollar set of earbuds for 5-8 dollars. Hope this helped.

Aug 13, 2008 | Skull Candy LINK Earbuds Consumer...

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Only One Ear Bud Works


It is likely that your right stereo channel has either been severed somehow or there is a severe short in one of the cables. What you can try to do to test this theory is first turn on your music. Then wiggle the cable at the very base of the right earbud. If nothing happens wiggle the cord right where it connects to the stereo jack. If still nothing happens run your fingers along the right earbud audio cable bending and twisting it. If at any point you hear music again then you likely have a short. If it is near the earbud then it is going to be difficult to fix since these earbudfs have a large gauard. If the short is at the stereo jack then the fix is simple. A standard 1/8" stereo jack can be purchased from any electronics or audio store. You can then fairly easily seperate teh old stereo jack and solder this new one in place. Search the internet for tutorials on how to do this if need be. Even if you do not get any kind of sound when wiggling it at the base of the jack this is the most likely culprit since this is where most of the stress on the headphones occur. Be wary though, if you do attempt a stereo jack repair you will void whatever kind of warranty your earbuds may have so check before you try. But, in teh end you may end up saving a 60-100 dollar set of earbuds for 5-8 dollars. Hope this helped.

Oct 28, 2007 | Skull Candy LINK Earbuds Consumer...

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