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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes, more than likely it is the wax build-up inside the screen of the earbuds. Take a tack and lightly pry the screen out. You will definitely see a noticeable amound of "gunk on the inside. Clean and you will hear a clearer and crisper sound. If you put the screens on flush and press them in they will stay.
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
SOURCE: left bud not working properly
Same thing happened to me today, so i took out the mesh to see what was going on. Like solution 1, the mesh was the problem and i removed it with tweezers but i couldnt help bending the mesh a little. Its not that its a problem of the mesh touching the cone but that the adhesive that attached the mesh was covering the whole underside of the mesh along with some wax. I removed the silicone adhesive with the tweezers and washed out the wax with some peroxide. The trickiest part is getting the mesh back in. I put one side of the mesh in with the small lip facing down, slightly bent it so it made a bump on the top of the mesh and maintained its convex shape and then squeezed in the other side with trying to keep the lip in while doing so. Took me a few tries but after you get it in push the edges in so they don,t come out again and file down the edges if there are any sharp pieces of the mesh protruding. And your done. Solved my problem, hope it works for you.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
the wire breaks after a while in ear buds ,and head phones due to the constant flexing,and moving.they probably need to be remade.by cutting out the bad part of the wire(usually close to the fitting)You can usually wiggle the wire and find where the breaks are that way.it can be a real pain re soldering ear buds.also check the plug end by wiggling the wire there.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
I have been having the same problem for the past week, I have just fixed it, reading your post gave me the idea to clean them and it actually worked
What i did was to "heat them up" with a hair dryer so that any wax from my ear that had gotten inside would "melt", then I cleaned them with alcohol and a q-tip and I made sure I let a bit of alcohol to get inside the ear bud, then I dryed it with the hair dryer again very carefully and tested to see the results and WHALA works just fine
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
SOURCE: 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.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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