- April 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm #7727mighty1650Participant
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I was doing a show this morning and stepped on my headphones audio cable, causing the tip to bend and no longer get correct sound. I assumed it broke something inside. SO I bent it back and plugged it in (it would plug in before it just looked crooked)
Didn’t fix it. So I wiggle it and wiggle it occasionally hitting the right spot to bring it back to normal sound.
So I finish the show, and leave it for a while.
Then I went back and tried to fix it.
Bad idea. I thought maybe if I cut the wire and put a new tip on it, it will work. wrong.
Now it doesn’t work at all. They were nice headphones too. 🙁
ah well. atleast I tried to fix em! I think the wires are enameled. maybe if I could get the enamel off they would work with the “new” tip.April 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm #21671Carl BlareGuest
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I have always admired the engineering that goes into designing products that will last until they make it to the consumer’s hands and work for a short time, but once broken, defy all attempt at repair.
The light bulb is an amazing example. That dangly filament in the bulb makes its way through shipments at sea, overland trucking, loading docks, shelf stocking, bagging at point of sale, a bumpy ride home and installation in a socket. Four days later, “Poof!”
Consumer headphones have several ways of coming apart, and always end up being parts in the junk box because not even a surgeon can get them to go back together.
Have you ever tried to fix a toaster oven?
Brilliant engineering design. Very good for future sales.April 17, 2011 at 11:28 pm #21673Ken NorrisGuest
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Should be … you need a good soldering iron (some soldering experience will help a lot), and a new jack from rat shack.
I always make a few tries at repairing gear I like rather then pay for new.
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