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Headphones quit working.

The small copper wire came out from around the top headrest,, now not working.
This headphone WHP 140 was purchased about 2-3 yrs ago. If it is too expensive to repair, can we purchase a new headphone without the adapter?
Larry@wildinspire.com

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I'm guessing no because RCA doesn't even sell this product anymore. Btw, I don't have a wire on my headset and it's the same model.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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