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Cracking through the headphone cable as if the cable inside may have broken Can i get these shure headphones repaired

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  • Renny Tasker May 15, 2009

    Hi Thanks for you help

    The problem is around the end that would go in to the ipod .

    I live in australia any ideas where i could find someone to fix the shure headphones or send them to

    Thanks Renny

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Normally yes, the only concern would be if original cables could be made available within reasonable amount of time. Incidentally, have you tried claiming warranty? Should an original cable be not readily available, it is possible to use a Shure Extension cable and just cut the one end that would be soldered to the drivers of the headphones. Alternately, most electronics parts stores such as Radio Shack, **** Smith, Maplin or Bowood carry generic headphone cable. Even those intended for other brands would also work. Any competent electronics technician should be able to perform the necessary soldering/replacement. One other concern though is to carefully do the opening of the headphone to prevent nicks, marring, scratches or damage to the casing of each of the headphone drivers.

Should you be considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair, this page may be of additional insight.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa

Posted on May 14, 2009

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role May 15, 2009

    Appreciate your postback.

    Assuming that the end that goes to the iPod would look like the image below, then it could be replaced.

    This part is known as a 3.5mm male stereo plug and is readily available from most electronics parts stores like D i c k Smith Electronics or even any audio shops. Repairs / replacement could be done by any competent electronics technician within your immediate area or anybody with soldering experience.


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