I lost the sound on the right ear of my bose around-ear head phones and I checked the lines and nothing is cut, the left ear is working perfectly. Please help!
This may be your headphone jack (what you use to connect it to your
ipod or speakers ect.). check the connection there, and if you see the
wire became loose near it, that is most likely the problem. You can fix
it! With a new headphone jack (available at the Source or Radioshack or
other stores like that), and with some manual soldering (it's not too
hard, I fixed my myself and I havn't soldered before.) you'll get those
headphone to be as good as new. here are the steps to fix this problem.
1. cut your old headphone ******** and strip the wires. you should see
two wires; one copper wire and one coloured wire (green or Red) on each
cord. there is a total of 4 wires, two per cord.
2. Tin coat the wires. this means to burn the wires a bit (with the
soldering iron) and put solder over them. this gets rid of the coating
that is on the wires to stop them from shorting out in the cord and
helps conductivity when soldering them onto your headphone jack.
3. there should be three holes on your new headphone jack. there should
be two prongs left and right of the part you plug into the machine, and
there should be one connected to the part that holds the wires once
4. connect the coloured wires (red and green) to the left and right
prongs of the new jack and secure with solder. These are called the
live (or hot) wires because they are the ones that send the signal that
makes the sound.
5. connect both of the copper wires to the other hole and secure with
solder. these wire are both ground wires, which are very important.
6. by the end, you should have connected four wires. two to the seperate prongs, and two to the third ground hole.
7. test your connection by trying to use your headphones. if it does
not work (which may happen, don't get discouraged!) check your
soldering. if it is touching any metal it shouldn't be, that means you
have created a short circuit. simply burn off the solder (with the
soldering iron) and try again.
8. keep trying until you get sound. good luck!
9. Once you get sound, you may want to secure the soldering job. you
can either use two part epoxy and put this over your work, or you can
tie a knot before you put the cover on you headphone jack. either will
work just fine. Also, there sometimes are two metal protrusions that
you can bend with plyers to help hold your chord in place.
10. enjoy your fixed, good as new headphones! Enoy hope this helped.
Jun 20, 2009 |
Bose Around-Ear Headphones - Silver