Introduction: How to Increase the Life of Earpiece

I have noticed over time, that my earpiece stop working due to breakage of cable. And after some observation, I learned that this was happening due to sharp kinks in the cables, which deteriorate the internal cables. So I decided to avoid these sharps kinks in the cables by using springs.

Step 1: What You Will Need!

You will need 3 or 4 Pens which have springs inside. And of course Earpiece too.

Step 2: Take Out Springs From the Ballpoint.

Take out springs from the ballpoint.

Step 3: Rip Around the Places Where Sharp Kinks May Occur

Rip the spring around the cables, as shown in the pictures, at places where sharps kinks may occur in the cable. These places are usually with the jack and with the earpiece, where the cable is connecting with some hard areas of the earpiece.

Step 4: You Are Done.

You can now check that sharp kinks cannot occur at these places. This hack will not compromise the look of your earpiece and will increase its life. Enjoy

Comments

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violetsmuse (author)2017-01-18

Very smart idea!

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Thanks

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Jay Bytebier (author)2017-01-11

Well done. Smart solution!

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Thanks

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ewsmith (author)2017-01-02

Fantastic hack. I think I have more dead pens than I do ear buds! Now I have a good reason for having saved them.

I like the look of the spring. IF it doesn't stay put or if it catches on things maybe adding and then molding a bit of epoxy or hot glue would work.

Great instructable, thanks for sharing.

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Shahid Khattak (author)ewsmith2017-01-02

You are right, Thanks for appriciation.

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norgumra (author)2017-01-01

wow that's really cool smart idea

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Pernickety Jon (author)2017-01-01

Great idea. Elegant in its simplicity while it promises to be effective. (I have a garden hose connection that employs the same principle, though necessarily larger scale.) I will definitely try this one - I've worn out a few electrical connections, not just ear-buds, where this fix may have helped. I like the look of leaving the spring visible.

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rondastonecipher (author)2016-12-31

Ear Buds are a device to listen to music and other sounds. Ear plugs are to block noise from getting to the ear drum. Ear plugs block noise & sound. There is a distinct difference.

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You are right i am amending it. Thanks for correction

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DachsieMommie (author)2016-12-31

Great idea! I've been doing that for years on the small end (mini) of USB charging cables, because they self destructed on me.

If you wind a bit of vet-wrap around the spring, they last even longer, and the wire doesn't get caught on things.

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Good one thanks

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Maanav. (author)2016-12-31

good but it is not a home-made gift.

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voodoofox (author)2016-12-31

Hey! Great one!

You could improve it a bit further, if you have some heat-shrinking tubing, you can encase entire spring.

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Shahid Khattak (author)voodoofox2016-12-31

Its a great idea. Thanks

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russ_hensel (author)2016-12-31

Nice little hack.

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Thnx

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