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Headphone ear piece separated from strap

At the rotating point, the ear section has separated from the head strap and some wiring is exposed. I can squeeze it together but it keep popping off. Pretty sucky for expensive headphones barely 3 months old and rarely used.

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Why no more sound in left side? the right side is fine. i moved the left side like a seesaw, then i found where the sound occur. is it the wire connection problem inside the left side? what to do?

Opened up one of the earcups and dont ask me how it was just by force. The cable that connects the 2.5 to the speaker is frail and there is quite a bit of shielded cable that can rub against each other over time. I fixed it by removing the cable and soldering in two separate cables of similar size.


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Why did the right side stop working?

I have the same set and mine broke on me too. Though mine was the left side. It looks like you've opened up the back piece but you can get to the meat of it if you just push on the pole that ear piece sits under push back on it(don't snap) and use a little upward force on the ear piece. Then you can see where the wire has most likely disconnected.

If it hasn't on that side you can do the same on the other side, it most likely has disconnected from the PCB as the wires are very very thin(what happened to mine). Just use a soldering iron and heat up the solder on the pad and put the wire back on. You need to make sure that the wire is exposed from the insulation first(I could use my nail to pull it off but the right wires looked different).

I attached a picture I took with the PCB exposed. On the left and right you can see the two grey prongs you need to put some pressure on to remove the rocker and get in. On the PCB at the top left you can see the 4 pads the speaker wires connect to. My left speaker was disconnect so you won't see wires on there(red and black). right beside it is the right speaker connection(blue and white wires). those should be attached like in the picture.

Use a soldering iron only if you have experience or with someone who does. I don't take responsibility for burns or fires or any other crazy mishaps. Doing this could break your headphones further, by burning the PCB or snapping the rockers on the side or any number of other things that could go wrong. So only do this if you already don't care if they break further.


Jun 22, 2015 | JBL Audio Players & Recorders

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I have a pair of skullcandy ind'd headphones and

don't feel alone this happens on lots of head phone set up. What happens sense the wire run through the top over to the other side and head phone are constantly put on , twisted, adjusted and so forth, the small little wires that are normally soldered to the two wires to each side get loose. Only thing you can do to attempt to fix it yourself, is to take off carefully the right side ear piece, and get to the exposed wires, you will then notice most likely it will be smashed or loose. If you or if you have a friend that knows how to solder, than, you would make sure wire is cleaned, stripped and re- solder it. Than problem will work. I am sure that is the problem, nothing else it could be. Thanks Mike ( premium expert from fixya)


Jul 10, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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My dog chewed on earphone and the sound is all crackly. Is it possible to get one fixed and what would it cost?

HI. If your dog chewed on the actual hardware and wire strands, this will not be repairable. The strands that carry the actual sound data stream have been compromised and separated from the main strand that runs through the ear piece. This type of trauma cannot be repaired, unfortunately. You will need to replace the entire ear piece set. I can understand that you want to repair and not replace, but this will be the only option in your case. You will need to replace the entire ear piece set or deal with that deteriorating sound quality.

Aug 30, 2010 | Bose in-ear headphones - Black with...

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The input jack has sprung a leak around the neck of the wire...i have an exposed wire as if the wire was pulled on. it causes the left ear to flicker in and out however its not that bad right now, a piece...

These are usually molded so I would cut of enough molding to expose where the break is and reconnect the wire. Solder the connection to avoid "flickering".OR you can buy a new headphone jack at the Shack and solder the wires on and it'll be as good as new!

Jul 27, 2010 | Bose TriPort Consumer Headphones

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I can only hear the music and not the lyrics on my skull candys

You have a separated wire in the cord. this causes not only a disconnection, but can also cause an increase in resistance in the cord as the signal tries to bridge the gap in the conductor.

Personally I have had this happen many times on headphones with straight connectors right where the wire comes out. This happens because the wires can only bend back and forth at a right angle so many times before they break. I use a 3 inch long piece of shrink tubing just large enough to fit over the rubber part of the plug and use heat to shrink it down. this forms a sort of poor man's strain relief on the wire.

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Only one earphone works, weird problem

there is a broken solder joint where it is on the pc 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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I have AH-D210 headphones and the wires have been cut. Can the end piece(jack)be attached to the cut end?

If the cord is long enough take the foam ear protector off the left phone and look for screws on the speaker plate. Once the speaker is exposed take note of the colors of the insulation to each wire. The right side will have a separate wire running from a junction point to the lright phone.

Jul 08, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Right Bose In-ear cord separated from headphone

i know that these are very exspencive headphones, they were 100 dollars, and they are great. unfortunitally, these cannot be fixed without getting new headphones, sorry!!!

Mar 17, 2009 | Bose in-ear headphones - Black with...

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My Bose QC2 make a weird noise when I move my head

I fixed the problem by putting the ear **** up against my face with my mouth inside of the ear piece, as if my mouth would've been listening to music. Make sure it is air tight around your mouth. I gently sucked air out of the air ****, and it fixed the problem!!! The speaker must of gotten dented in a little bit from to much pressure at some point or another by pressing up on the ear piece while they were on my head. The things are so air tight. Hope this works for you too. :)

Jan 20, 2009 | Bose QuietComfort 2 Consumer Headphones

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